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32 homegrown rides that will make you proud to be Irish

Prepare your loins.

THE IRISH ARE a bunch of rides.

Inspired by this Buzzfeed list of British men, we’ve decided to compile some indisputable proof with this definitive list of certified Irish rides.

Hold your fire, the women are up next.

Let’s GO.

1. Eoghan Murphy

The Fine Gael TD and brother of fellow Irish ride Killian Scott puts the bae in Dail debaete.

Whatever, he’s a ride.

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2. Leo Varadkar

Straight in with another TD. Solid job and a good bit of height in him, what more would you want?

Rosie Hackett Bridge Opens Source: Sam Boal

3. Stuart Townsend

The Howth lad kinda disappeared after he broke up the OTP of Charlize and Stuart, but we can always look wistfully upon his facial features.

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4. Kevin McGahern

McGahren looks like he eternally wanders the NUIG campus looking for his 8am lecture, but he can make you laugh, and those LOCKS.

Fan us down.

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5. Jamie Dornan

An obvious one. Rumour has it, people have spontaneously burst into flames by just looking at his glorious beard.

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6. Aodhan O Riordain

Time for another TD. Aodhan was always hot, but got considerably hotter when he wore a Yes Equality badge on the Saturday Night Show and was ordered to take it off. God knows we love a bad boy.


7. All the Gleesons

The Gleeson collective count as one because you just don’t CHOOSE between Gleesons. They even look like rides in this photo. Fight us.

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8. Michael Fassbender

Ah, Kerryman Fassbender. Owner of the finest of all ginger beards. This man is single-handedly responsible for raising this fine country’s rideometer at least 15 places.

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9. Hot Garda from Red Rock

Be still our beating hearts. If only ever Garda was like Garda Holden, we’d never get anything done.

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10. Liam Neeson

The ultimate display of manliness.

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11. Pierce Brosnan

Navan’s finest. If you squint a bit you can almost overlook the disaster that was Mamma Mia.

Pierce Brosnan VH-1 Awards Source: PA Archive/Press Association Images

12. Rob Kearney

A solid rugby player and a certified, qualified, professional lash.

Rugby Union - Rob Kearney File Photo Source: PA Wire/Press Association Images

13. Jonathan Rhys Meyers

Those eyes. That jaw line. Are we sure he’s from Drimnagh? I’ve never seen anyone tipping around Drimnagh looking like this.

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14. Jonathan Sexton

Another fine sportsman. Jonathan Sexton? More like Jonathan Sexy-ton, amiriteamirite.

Rugby Union - Guinness Series 2013 - Ireland v Australia - Ireland Captain's Run - Aviva Stadium Source: PA Archive/Press Association Images

15. Daniel O’Donnell

He’s got a kind face, hasn’t he? Look at that harmless stance. Every woman’s dream.

2013 Ireland's Deaf and Hard of Hearing 'Hidden Hearing Heroes Awards' Source: Liam McBurney

16. Alan Shatter

The Shatter isn’t just in the business of sexy books, he’s known to be found a bit sexy himself.

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17. Cillian Murphy

Is it those cheekbones? That elegantly draped hair, possibly styled by angels? Ride.

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18. Barry Ward

That bit of grey hair, UMPH. They make em like this in Blanchardstown apparently.

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19. Daniel Day Lewis

Ding ding ding, it’s the Daniel Day Lewis, alighting at your gaff, hop on for a ride.

BAFTA Film Awards 2013 - Arrivals - London

20. Joe Canning

Of course, a hurler had to make the list. The Prince of Galway has a fine pair of hands. A fine pair.

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21. Bernard Brogan

Sometimes a Dublin GAA hero, sometimes an accountant… always a ride.

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22. Simon Coveney

He’s got that smart, geeky vibe going on. We bet he smells like leather and books.

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23. Chris O’Dowd

In any other life, O’Dowd would be that guy you were in Green Soc with. But now he’s all Hollywood and it’s looking well on him. WELL.

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24. David O’Doherty

He’s got a solid head of hair and he’s funny as hell. Now give us two reasons why he ISN’T a ride? Thought as much.

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25. Killian Scott

Tommy and his fizzy orange sent all the wimmin of Ireland into a fizz of their own.


26. Daithi O’Shea and his beard

But mostly the beard. Can’t bate a good Kerryman all the same.


27. Bressie

No Irish man can pull off a waistcoat as well as Bressie.

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28. Roy Keane

His rage. Our rage. The perfect fusion.

Hate to dwell on the beards, but that ombre tint. Lord rest us.

Soccer - Republic of Ireland v England - Republic of Ireland Press Conference - Gannon Park Source: Niall Carson

29. Shane Lynch

His hipster transformation is complete, and so is our love for him.

British Summertime Festival - London Source: Ian West

30. Conor McGregor

The perfect man, once you overlook almost everything he has ever said.

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31. Matt Cooper

Reppin the broadcasters, Cooper definitely doesn’t have a face for radio. Mother may I.

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32. Nicky Byrne

The hottest member of Westlife. This is not open to debate. Our spark for him will never die, unlike that iconic spark in his earlobe.

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Who did we miss? Let us know in the comments.

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