Shane's wife Gillian gave birth to their second child on 15 September 2008. The baby boy (named Patrick Michael Filan) was also born at Sligo General Hospital.
Shane shaves several times a day, and even shaves his armpits.
Before Westlife, Shane used to play rugby for Sligo County, and was even thinking about doing the try-outs for Ireland.
In 2002 Shane and his sister Mairead opened a clothing shop (a Morgan clothing franchise) in Sligo - which is on the same land that their family restaurant was on for 35 years. (The restaurant closed, and Shane bought the land to open his clothing shop.)
Shane has cowritten a number of songs such as:
"Bob bop baby"
"Don't say it's too late"
"You don't know"
"I wanna grow old with you"
and "Love crime".
Shane doesn't like rude people, insects, and rain.
Shane has two German Shepherds, Kaiser and Oscar.
Shane is the smallest member in the group of Westlife.
Shane loves designer clothing, especially Dolce and Gabbana.
Shane loves shopping. He shops more than the rest of the lads.
Shane can be really moody and he's got a short span of attention, but not in a bad way.
Shane's biggest dream is for Westlife to be the biggest band in the world.
Shane has a complete personality, one-minute, he's really mature and then the next minute he's a raving lunatic.
Shane thinks yoga and all that new age are nonsense.
Shane's favourite chocolates are Twix and Snickers. And he's a bit of chocoholic.
Shane used to spend many an hour sweating over a hot chip pan earning extra pocket money in his parent's restaurant.
Shane's the best dancer in the group.
Shane won an award, named "2000 Voice of the 21st Century".
Shane's wife Gillian gave birth to their first child on July 23, 2005, a daughter whom they named Nicole Rose Filan. Nicole weighed 5lbs 7ozs and was born at Sligo General Hospital (the same weight as her father when he was born).
All of Shane's horses are named Carlton, Carlton Flight, Carlton Clover.
Shane is a big fan of Michael Jackson and even learned how to moonwalk.
His parents owned a diner in Sligo named Carlton Cafe located on Castle Street and Shane used to work there as a waiter from a very early age.
Shane was born in Sligo General Hospital and grew up in Sligo, a large town in the northwest of Ireland.
Shane is the group's lead singer, using a commercial pop style, and does some songwriting.
Shane's wife is Gillian Walsh, who is a cousin of his fellow Westlife bandmate, Kian Egan.
Has known fellow Westlifers Kian Egan and Mark Feehily since he was a child.
Shane's musical taste are R&B, chart music and pop.
Shane's hobbies is Riding horses.
Shane's starsign is Cancer. His height is 5ft 7 half inch. He normally weighs 11 1/2 stone. And the colour of his eyes is hazel/green.
Shane's favorite Westlife Video is "Fool Again".
He hated Science. He couldn't fathom that at all. He went to College for six months after School and studied Marketing and Accountancy at Limerick Regional College.
Shane's family are Mum Mae, Dad Peter, Brothers Finbarr, Peter and Liam, Sisters Yvonne, Denise and Mairead. All of Shane's brothers and sisters are older.
Shane's nickname is "Sleepy and PC (Pure Class)".
He had a crush on celebrities Catherine Zeta-Jones, Nicole Kidman, Donna Air, Cat Deeley, Faye Steps and Kelly Brooks.
Shane won trophies for kick-boxing, he did it for two years when he was 10 or 11.
He joined sligo RFC, he played outside-half number of 10.
Shane loves accountancy. He got an A with honours in his leaving Certificate.
He start singing at the age of 12 or 14.
Shane loves horses - his family has about 50!
Shane proposed to his girlfriend Gillian Walsh in Dubai, December 2002.
When younger, Shane won trophies for Show Jumping, Irish dancing and Kick Boxing.
Shane appeared in school productions of Grease and Oliver Twist playing Danny and the Artful Dodger respectively.
Shane attended Summer Hill College.
Shane won the award as 'Most Fanciable Male' at the Smash Hits Poll Winners Party .
Shane and his eldest brother, Finbarr, have a company called Shafin Developments Ltd. They are hoping to expand its portfolio with the proposed construction of 63 luxury apartments at the rear of Lisroyan House, Knappagh Road, Sligo.
Shane married fiancée Gillian on Sunday, 28th December 2003 at Ballintubber Abbey. The wedding was followed by a huge reception at Ashford Catle, Ireland.
Shane: During a game of football against a local team in Hong Kong, I missed the ball and kicked the floor hard which really hurt my foot. The next day I was limping badly and all the guys started calling me Sheena because they said I was acting like a big girl!
Shane: (on his first kiss) I was ten the first time, and i thought it was a bit weird. When I was twelve, i tried again. It was a bit sloppy, and i didn't know what to do. I wasn't sure what she thought about me afterwards because she was more experienced than I was. But between thirteen and seventeen I put in a lot of practice! I had a new girlfriend every week!