Lucky Charmers: The Hottest Irish Celebs
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You've found the pot o' gold at the end of our gay rainbow — and it's overflowing with sexy guys from the Emerald Isle. In honor of St. Patrick's Day weekend, we've chosen our 30 favorite male celebrities either born or raised in Ireland.
Green with anticipation? Check 'em all out on the following pages!
(For more dudes of Irish descent, also see our list of the 21 hottest redheads.)
The Dublin-born actor is best known stateside for short-lived shows Life on Mars, Vegas, and Terra Nova.
Now starring as moody widower Tom Branson on Downton Abbey, Leech was born in a Dublin suburb and played gay in the 2003 film Cowboys & Angels.
Born and raised in an Irish town called Drogheda, the hairy-chested hunk has become best known as Captain Hook on ABC's Once Upon a Time.
He plays Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish on Game of Thrones, but we'll always remember the Dubliner as gay lothario Stuart on the original U.K. version of Queer as Folk.
This young actor from Portlaoise came to our attention in the British sci-fi series Misfits. He also appears opposite Rupert Grint in Cherrybomb.
Although his family moved to England when he was nine, the celebrated actor was born in Belfast. "I feel Irish," he's said. "I don't think you can take Belfast out of the boy."
Frontman of the Irish band The Script, this handsome Dubliner also acted as a mentor on The Voice U.K.
When it came to the Irish boy band Westlife, the cute one was also the gay one.
Now 80, the Lawrence of Arabia legend was quite the looker in his day.
This Dublin pop duo — 21-year-old identical twins John and Edward Grimes — got their big break on the U.K. X Factor.
Born in South Dublin, Turner played a vampire on BBC's Being Human and now plays dwarf Kili in the big-screen Hobbit trilogy.
Born in Dublin but raised in England, he stole hearts as the lead in the popular BBC series Robin Hood.
This Northern Irish lad stars as the titular young wizard in the BBC series Merlin and played gay on The Catherine Tate Show.
The Sligo native managed to steal scenes in Bridesmaids, This Is 40, and HBO's Girls.
Born and raised in Kildare, the singer-songwriter now makes beautiful music you've heard on So You Think You Can Dance and American Idol.
You know, the other guy in U2 besides Bono, the Edge, and Adam Clayton.
The Navan native became a Bond and tried to sing in Mamma Mia!
Seamus Finnigan in the Harry Potter saga!
This Dublin boy fronted Boyzone, has a successful solo career, and now judges the Australian X Factor.
After modeling for Ralph Lauren and Abercrombie & Fitch, this Irish hottie now stars as Sir Gwaine on BBC's Merlin.
The unpredictable star of films like Alexander, A Home at the End of the World, and that awesome sex tape also hails from Dublin. Looks aside, we love how he supports his gay brother, Eamon.
The U2 frontman is such an amazing musician and philanthropist that we almost forgive Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.
The 20-year-old Celtic Thunder breakout competed on The Glee Project and earned a guest arc on Glee as Irish exchange student Rory Flanagan.
The well-endowed Shame star was technically born in West Germany, but his family — including his Northern Irish mum — moved to Killarney in Ireland when he was two years old.
You loved Charlize Theron's Irish ex as Lestat in Queen of the Damned and as a pansexual pastry chef on Will & Grace.
Known for 28 Days Later, Inception, and his transgender role in Breakfast on Pluto, Murphy got those piercing blue eyes in County Cork.
The Northern Irish star of Kinsey, Schindler's List, and the 1998 Les Miz is reportedly packing major heat.
We loved him in The Tudors, but who could forget this gorgeous Dubliner as a bisexual glam-rocker in Velvet Goldmine?
The Northern Irish model continued his transition into acting with a pivotal role on ABC's Once Upon a Time.
When it comes to the cuties of One Direction... the 19-year-old Irish blonde might be our fave!