Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is apparently "always welcome" to visit Arnold Schwarzenegger at his Santa Monica, California home.

The Irish leader briefly met the former Californian Governor at the SxSW festival today in Austin, Texas.

Varadkar explained to the Hollywood megastar that he was in the United States for the lead-up to St. Patrick's Day and his impending visit to the White House.

Varadkar told the iconic "Terminator" star "I love your work, by the way" as they chatted in the corridors of the Hilton Hotel in Austin ahead of a conference.

Former Californian Governor and Arnold Schwarzenegger invites Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to Santa Monica when they briefly met at the SxSW in Texas today. @PA

— Niall Carson (@niallcarsonpa) March 11, 2018

 “The question is are you coming to Santa Monica,” Schwarzenegger asked the politician.

In response, Varadkar told the former bodybuilder that he had been to Santa Monica "many times" as he "loves the beach".

Schwarzenegger replied and told him he is "always welcome - it's good to see you."

Thanks to Arnold @Schwarzenegger for stopping by to say hi at #SXSW. Return trip promised to Santa Monica. I’ll be back!

— Leo Varadkar (@campaignforleo) March 11, 2018

 Of course it's not the first time an Irish Taoiseach has met a man of such stature - one might remember that Enda Kenny once met  wrestling superstar Hulk Hogan during a St. Patrick’s Day visit to the US.

Bizarre photos of our time #377190 - Irish taoiseach Enda Kenny (l) with wrestler Hulk Hogan (r)

— Tommy (@Mr_Concomitant) March 16, 2015

. @NiallOCo reporting in Indo today that when Enda Kenny met Hulk Hogan, An Taoiseach reportedly said: "I'll take you" !

— Brian O'Connell (@oconnellbrian) March 21, 2015

Today I saw a picture of Enda Kenny with Hulk Hogan on the front of the Independent. I don't know why. All I know is that I'm confused.

— Dayna (@WandaMaximoff_) March 16, 2015