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Slainte! Irish Celebs I'd Love To Celebrate With On St. Patricks Day

I’m going to be honest: I’ve heard ‘Slainte’ before, but have no idea what it means. I know I can’t be the only one (I hope!), so I wanted to tell you the meaning behind the word slainte.

According to wikipedia.org, Sláinte is commonly used as a drinking toast in Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man, literally translating as “health”.

So while I’m toasting the day with green beer, pondering the origins of corned beef and cabbage, and looking for shamrocks, I’ve decided there are so very handsome Irish celebrities I’d like to spend the day with.

Colin Farrell: He’s handsome, he’s a bit of a bad boy, and his Irish accent would have me hanging on his every word. And although he wouldn’t want to drink green beer with me, I would let him be the designated driver.

Bono: He could sing me Irish tunes and tell me all about his days in Ireland.

George Clooney: The thought of spending an entire day with George on any day is good enough for me. And I’ll admit, I didn’t know he was Irish! Turns out the Oscar winner’s Irish roots can be traced back to his paternal great-grandparents, who emigrated from Ireland to the U.S.

Conan O’Brien: He’d keep me laughing all day. That’s the reason. I would love to spend an entire day with him.

I’ll leave you with “Slainte”, and this Irish Blessing:

May the road rise to meet you,

the wind be always at your back,

the sun shine warm upon your face and,

until we meet again,

may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Photo: PR Photos

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