In Honor of St. Paddy's Day, Here Are The Top Ten Irish Actors We'd Invite to Share a Celebratory Libation...or Two
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In Honor of St. Paddy's Day, Here Are The Top Ten Irish Actors We'd Invite to Share a Celebratory Libation...or Two

By Cindy Davis | Seriously Random Lists | March 17, 2014 | Comments ()


I’m not trying to promote spending a day in the pub (not that there’s anything wrong with that), but let’s just say we did have the day off…and let’s just say we could spend Saint Patricks’ Day drinking all the beer we could handle—who would we like to invite along? I might be biased (but at least I’m honest)…I’d bring mostly men. You can’t blame me, can you? Go ahead, blame me. I’m drunk in the pub with all these fantastic people, what the hell do I care?

So We Can Practice Our “Shaken, Not Stirred” Impressions Together: Pierce Brosnan (Sure, he can bring Woody too, we don’t mind.):


For When We Want to Go Deep: Gabriel Byrne


To Talk Weddings: Michelle Fairley


To Have One Last Shot at Talking Him out of That Stupid Movie: Jamie Dornan


The Better to Stare Deeply into HIs Eyes: Cillian Murphy


To Make Us Laugh: Chris O’Dowd


To Contemplate Our Dark Sides: Andrew Scott


In Case There’s Any Trouble: Liam Neeson…and Company


To Teach Us How to Age Gracefully and Talk What Went Wrong with Lost: Fionnula Flanagan

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Uh, Because He’s Ciarán Hinds: Ciarán Hinds

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Cindy Davis, (Twitter) wishes you a happy and safe St. Patrick’s Day.

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  • Adrienne Marie

    I know he's not an actor, but helloooooo Tristan MacManus.

  • thatstrangewoman

    Too bad that evil hag is boring holes into my soul

  • PDamian

    A little love for my personal favorite, the Onion Knight himself (and yes, I know this isn't from Game of Thrones, but he was so cute in First Knight:

  • ZbornakSyndrome

    Whoa...I need to reevaluate my feelings on my bunk.

  • Dumily

    What the what?

  • Rocabarra

    Michelle Fairley has, hands down, the sexiest voice in the world. She's like the Irish Shohreh Aghdashloo.

  • AvaLehra

    Uh, Because He’s Ciarán Hinds: Ciarán Hinds

    Absolutely! I have the biggest crush on Ciarán Hinds as Capt. Wentworth in Persuasion. What a dish!

  • ZbornakSyndrome

    "Unjust I may have been, weak and resentful I have been, but never inconstant." Oooof. Forever in love with him.

  • Miss Laaw-yuhr

    Gentlemen look so much better by candlelight.

  • Dorothy Langman

    Ciarán Hinds looks #GOOD in any light!

  • sanity fair

    Thank you for this gif. I needed a pick-me-up. And now I will be in my bunk....

  • Dorothy Langman

    We're all waiting for Captain Frederick Wentworth....those eyes, that voice....bloody hell, the man's a marvel!

  • e jerry powell

    "(Sure, he can bring Woody too, we don’t mind.)"
    Mind? Looking like that, I insist.

    Also, Chris O'Dowd is a tasty snack (and nutritious, too).

  • Three_nineteen

    Graham Norton's IMdB page says he's acted in some commercials. That's enough for me to pick him for my Irish actor drinking buddy.

  • Father Ted.

    Tony Tony Tony

  • MissAmynae

    Yall can stare deeply into Cillian Murphys eyes...i will be deep in his PANTS.

  • stella

    Oh my. Hello there cillian murphy.

  • Mrs. Julien

    ... please don't kill me.

  • Pants-are-a-must

    Unless it's a "petit mort" kind of killing.

  • ZbornakSyndrome

    Oh Ciaran, whenever I read "the letter" in Persuasion, it's in your voice. Bless you for that gift.

  • PDamian

    "You pierce my soul." Ohhhhhhh, yeaaaaaaaaaah ...

  • AvaLehra

    Hear! Hear!

  • cox

    finally! related!

  • Pants-are-a-must


  • thatsmrsnyder

    I feel like you've been waiting a long time to use that picture, and want you to know that we are all 100% behind you in this road to recovery.

  • cox

    yeah, "supportive" is indeed the first thing that pops in my head when i think of pajiba. definitely. yep.

    * come on, he is Irish, hillarious, pro-drinking and has props. i challenge you to find a better use for this picture.

  • thatsmrsnyder

    Man, if only I could find some image to best represent how I feel about what's missing in this article...


  • Dumily

    I feel like this picture has the makings of the best/worst/best again night of our lives.

  • Miss Kate


  • Blake
  • For the pub I am sitting in.

  • Natalie

    a right gem.

  • Donna SHerman

    Dylan Moran Dylan Moran Dylan Moran.

  • Mrs. Julien

    That awful movie is a brilliant career move for Dornan. If it is even 1/16th decent he will get all the credit and if it stinks the source material will get all the blame.

    Also, his beard does things to me and to my stays.

  • Pants-are-a-must

    If anyone bothers to watch that movie, you mean.

  • Bananapanda

    This list is shite. No Farrell, Gleeson or Fassbender? Fer fooks sake Pajiba hire an Irish lass and step aside.

  • Can't hear you...drinking.

  • Bananapanda

    Chardonnay? Clearly not Guinness ya tosser

  • Samantha Klein

    FOUL, no Fassbender. For all the reasons.

  • Pants-are-a-must

    Nooooo, he emanates eau de douche so strongly when he's not acting.

  • Dumily

    The problem is Fassy's only half Irish, begging the question: which half do you want?

  • BWeaves

    The bottom half.

  • Samantha Klein

    The lovely, musical, lilting IRISH side he can't keep out of his American accents. :)

  • Dumily

    Ooph. That's a good call.

  • Dumily

    "To Get Us into the We- Should- Know- Better- But- We're- Going- to- Do- It- Anyway- Kind of Fun We Need: Colin Farrell."

  • Sara_Tonin00

    His shoulder and arm muscles protrude juuuuust the right amount from that shirt. Not too much - he doesn't spend hours in the gym - but he can still pick you up and swing you around. Or set you on a table...

  • Dumily

    Right? Also can I just say, nice comeback, Mr. Farrell. I really thought we lost you in aught 6.

  • Mrs. Julien


  • Mrs. Julien

    [still smirking]

  • lowercase_ryan

    Only if Brendan Gleeson brings him.

  • Was surprised the list didn't start with these two. Seems so obvious.

  • Dumily


  • lowercase_ryan

    Charlie Murphy or GTFO

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  • lowercase_ryan

    Hey can come but he has to bring Prince.

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