The Hottest Irish Celebs

By: Frank Lopez

Not all of them hail directly from the beautiful Irish countryside, but gorgeous A-list actors like Ryan Reynolds, Bradley Cooper, and Chris Evans are every bit as proud to be Irish as their accented brethren like Cillian Murphy and Colin Farrell.

In honor of the luck of the Irish holiday, St. Patrick’s Day, let’s check out the hottest Irish actors in Hollywood.


Ryan Reynolds
Not only is he safe from any pinches when wearing his super tight, revealing Green Lantern suit, the Canadian actor is also of proud Irish descent. (Image via: Getty)


Cillian Murphy
The accent, the chiseled bone structure, and the piercing baby blue eyes make it all too obvious; this is one gorgeous Irishmen. The star of Girl with a Pearl Earring and Batman Begins hails from the suburbs of Cork and is known for his chameleon-like transformation in his roles. (Image via: Getty)


Bradley Cooper
The hottest A-Team member and star of The Hangover also happens to be Irish. Now we know where he gets those dancing blue eyes and mischievous grin. (Image via: Getty)


Colin Farrell
The go-to smokin’ hot Irish actor is irresistible between his thick accent, wild dark eyes, and unabashed sex appeal. (Image via: Getty)


Chris Evans
The clear-eyed, hard-bodied hunk has us excitedly anticipating Captain America. We can blame the Fantastic Four stars’ intoxicating features on his mix of Italian and Irish ancestry. (Image via: EW)


Stuart Townsend
Though he often hovers under the radar of major celebrity, Townsend regularly delivers solid performances and makes us swoon with his deep gaze and boyish good looks. (Image via: Getty)


Gabriel Byrne

The sexy Irish star didn’t even venture to the States until he was 37, having previously worked as an archaeologist and a bullfighter before finding his calling as an actor. Byrne quickly found success and went on to star in The Usual Suspects and can currently be seen on the HBO series, In Treatment. (Image via: Getty)


Liam Neeson

Hailing from Northern Ireland, Liam may just be the most successful working Irish actor. His career flourished with hit after hit, including memorable roles in Schindler’s List, Kinsey, Love Actually, Taken and Star Wars: Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace. (Image via: Getty)


Jonathan Rhys-Meyers

Following a tumultuous childhood in Ireland, the beautiful blue-eyed actor was discovered at a pub and cast in his first feature, A Man of No Importance. After his breakout success in Bend It Like Beckham, Rhys-Meyers went onto star in the hugely successful historical series, The Tudors. (Image via: Getty)


Matthew McConaughey

This Texas heartthrob know for winning rom-coms (like The Wedding Planner) and his inability to keep a shirt on, is actually of Irish descent. He was one of three boys born to Mary Kathleen (nee McCabe) and James Donald McConaughey. (Image via: Socialite)


The Lucky Charms Leprechaun

Redheaded, sweet, and magical, he obviously has everyone after his delicious lucky charms for a reason, y’all.

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