Monday 30 May 2016

Like an Irish whiskey Irish men get better with age

Published 15/03/2012 | 10:17

Gabriel Byrne
Gabriel Byrne
Liam Neeson

GABRIEL Byrne, Liam Neeson and Pierce Brosnan all rank among Ireland’s best looking men, showing Irish men are like our whiskey – they improve with age.

US showbiz website zap2it has compiled a list of the nation’s best looking men, and features many familiar faces such as Colin Farrell, Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Michael Fassbender.

The list is not dominated by younger stars however, with Pierce Brosnan (58), Gabriel Byrne (61) and Liam Neeson (59) all making the cut to be ranked as some of our best looking stars.

U2 front man Bono, more used to appearing on top musical earners lists, is also ranked as one of our sexiest men, the ever present sunglasses possibly adding to his allure.

Adopted Irish man Daniel Day-Lewis is included, as well as fellow Oscar winner and Frames’ singer Glen Hansard.

The old adage of musicians being sexy is also borne out by the list, with Fionn Reagan, Damien Rice and Snow Patrol front man Gary Lightbody attracting the website's attention.

Tommy Bowe, voted Ireland’s sexiest man in 2011 with twice as many votes as Colin Farrell, fails to make the grade.

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