And what better way to celebrate than with some gorgey Irish/Irish-American hotties? And there is loads of music in this post too.
And yeah, I know, I missed some people. Deal with it.
First off, you better listen to this song because it took me ages to not be an idiot and figure out how to share it with y'all. I mean, really, I planned to post this in December, but... didn't happen. Also, it's really kind of funny and fantastic.
It's called "I Dig Redheads" and it's written/sung by this kid I know. He tried to date my hot redheaded friend and told my bestie, who is often confused as a redhead by blind people, that she'd "look really good as a redhead" in a creepy way. And, yes, he did marry a redhead.
Catherine Zeta-JonesI was in love with her for the longest time. But who isn't? Even straight girls would tap that.
Example: One of my female church youth group leaders once said, "Hell, I'd do her."
Anywho, Catherine Zeta-Jones was born in Wales and her mother was an Irish seamstress.
Elizabeth & Catherine KeenerPersonally, I'm Team Elizabeth. She's effing Dawn Denbo. Side Note: Does anyone else think it's kind of funny that their names are 'Elizabeth' and 'Catherine'?
The sisters' father is of Irish descent and their mom is of Lebanese descent.
Also, I have to include this because... well, look at who is in this picture AND where Elizabeth Keener's hand is.
Rose ByrneRose Byrne is an Aussie of Irish descent.
Zooey & Emily DeschanelThe Deschanel sister are of French and Irish descent.
Okay, Zooey irritates me a little because of She & Him. Yes, she's a talented musician, but She & Him means that M. Ward isn't doing his solo stuff (which, I think, kicks Zooey's face in with awesomeness). But I do like this song... mostly because my bestie used to sing it all the time.
Dana DelanyBoth of Dana's parents are of Irish descent.
And I had to include the picture of Marcia Cross because she's a redhead (although not Irish) and I totally shipped Bree/Katherine.
Jennifer BealsJBeals pops is African-American and her mom is Irish-American.
Anna FrielAnna was born in England. Her dad is Irish Catholic and was born in Belfast and grew up in Donegal.
Kate WalshKate Walsh was raised in Tucson!!! And her father was born/raised in Ireland.
Rose McGowanRose was born in Italy, her mother is of French descent, and her father is of Irish descent.
Michelle PfeifferOkay, I'll be honest, Michelle Pfeiffer is only a little Irish and I just want any excuse to post about her because she was my first celebrity crush.
And I'm still ridiculously in love with her.
Róisín MurphyRóisín Murphy is a kick-a singer-songwriter who was born and raised in Ireland. Anywho, we should watch Wade Robson's choreography to "Ramalama Bang Bang" from So You Think You Can Dance because it's brilliant. Related Note: I saw the most amazing cloggers dance (one of the best in America and way better than those punks on ABDC a couple years back) to this song with this choreography.
P.S. I would totally go straight for Wade Robson because he is so frakkin' brilliant.
Lauren GrahamShe is of Irish descent. And she's awesome.
Dolores O'RiordanIt's Dolores O'Riordan of The Cranberries!!! And her solo stuff is pretty decent too :)
Gemma HayesGemma was born and raised in Ireland. And she is so ridiculously adorable that it makes me want to die.
You may have heard her songs on Pretty Little Liars, Private Practice, Grey's Anatomy, ER, or another show.
Dropkick MurphysOkay, yeah, they're dudes. But I love this song. They are an Irish-American band from Massachusetts.
The song is "Kiss Me, I'm Shitfaced" and it's obviously NSFW... or for small children... or for my very Mormon roommate. But I think the song is hilarious.
Anyway, have a green beer and a great day!
P.S. Angie has a little Irish in her too :)