During her childhood....
Started to sing at the age of three or four. She participated in singing competitions
in Irish festivals called "Feisanna Cheoil".
Her father was once in a showband
called, "Slieve Foy Dance" and founded a pub/tavern
called, "Leo's Tavern" (Irish Gaelic: "Tabhairne Leo"),
which is currently owned by him and run by Bartley Brennan.
Video: Documentary of Leo's Tavern (4.26.2004) (RTÉ.ie)
Her mother is a former music teacher at Gweedore Comprehensive
School and is an organist in a
church. She also conducts a church choir, called "Cor Mhuire".
Before her career....
She used to sing in a church choir.
Excelled in watercolor landscapes while attending college in
Throughout her career....
"Enya" is considered a collaboration of three people: Enya
(music/arrangements), Nicky Ryan (production/arrangements) and Roma Ryan (lyrics).
Her name (not her real name) is a registered trademark: Enya™
Describes her music as "Enya".
Lives in a small Victorian-style Irish
castle in Dublin (built in 1840), which she purchased in 1997.
The castle was formerly known as "Ayesha Castle" (Ayesha
meaning, "from the ashes"), and she renamed it "Manderley
She chose "Manderley" because it is the name of a house in one of Enya's favorite
She is neighbors with Bono from the Irish rock band, U2.
She likes to travel and loves shopping for clothes.
She does some music arrangements for her mother's choir.
Three words she describes about
herself: Perfectionist. Honest. Romantic.
She has an asteroid (designated as 6433) named in honor