As we go about our day with the wearing of the green and raise a toast to St. Patrick’s day today, let’s not forget all those born-and-bred Irish stars who came from the land of shamrocks to entertain audiences around the world. OK! has a few favorite, smiling Irish eyes we’d like to celebrate today — from actors like Liam Neeson, Colin Farrell and Saoirse Ronan to musicians like Bono, Glen Hansard and Dolores O’Riordan. Check out our gallery of our favorite Irish stars, and have a happy St. Patrick’s Day!
While Liam Neeson is Irish, he’ll show up next in the new Clash of the Titans as the Greek god Zeus!
Two of the stars on our list — Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson — starred together in In Bruges. Meanwhile, both Colin and Colm Meaney have appeared alongside Tom Cruise: Colin in Minority Report and Colm in Irish-themed movie, Far and Away, which also co-starred Nicole Kidman.