WILL FERRELL visited Donegal in 1989 for a bit of R&R.
And Jack Murray – a youngster at the time, now a Sinn Féin councillor in Inishowen - recently found the gloriously 1980s photographic record.
Here’s Will with Jack’s uncle Dom, at Dom’s home in Bundoran:
According to Murray, Ferrell was in Ireland because he was dating a distant cousin of the family in LA. He told DailyEdge.ie:
She came to Ireland regularly to visit relatives and on this trip she brought her boyfriend Will to Bundoran. They were there for a week or so and met all the family who lived there. He wasn’t famous at the time [...] Apparently he was funny but fairly shy and quiet.
If the dates are correct, the comedian would have been a college student at the time – he graduated from the University of Southern California in 1990 with a degree in Sports Information.
Wonder if that helped contend with the Murrays at Trivial Pursuit…
Photos used with permission of Jack Murray