15 TV Actors From the Emerald Isle to Help You Celebrate St. Patrick's Day (PHOTOS)

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Cillian Murphy (Peaky Blinders)

Douglas, County Cork, Republic of Ireland

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Caitriona Balfe (Outlander)

Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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Jamie Dornan (The Fall)

Holywood, County Down, Northern Ireland

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Ruth Negga (Preacher)

Limerick, Ireland

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Pierce Brosnan (The Son)

Drogheda, Republic of Ireland

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Maria Doyle Kennedy (Orphan Black)

Clontarf, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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Aidan Gillen (Game of Thrones)

Drumcondra, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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Kerry Condon (Better Call Saul)

Thurles, Republic of Ireland

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Colin Farrell (True Detective)

Castleknock, Republic of Ireland

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Sharon Horgan (Catastrophe)

Bellewstown, County Meath, Ireland

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Colin O’Donoghue (Once Upon a Time)

Drogheda, Republic of Ireland

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Chris O’Dowd (Get Shorty)

Boyle, County Roscommon, Republic of Ireland

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Allen Leech (Downton Abbey)

Killiney, Republic of Ireland

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Sarah Greene (Penny Dreadful)

Cork, Republic of Ireland

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Aidan Turner (Poldark)

Clondalkin, Republic of Ireland

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As St. Patrick's Day nears, it's time to start thinking about all of the joys that Ireland has to offer, not the least of which are the very talented actors the Emerald Isle has produced.

Irish actors have been featured in some of the most popular TV shows of recent years, from OutlanderTrue Detective, and Orphan Black to Game of ThronesDownton Abbey and many more. Without their characters, television just wouldn't be the same.

Click through our gallery spotlighting some of Ireland's best actors, along with the Irish hometowns from which they hail.

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