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9 things every celeb must do when they come to Ireland

Get the hurls ready.

THERE’S BEEN A flurry of celebrities gracing our shores over the past week or so… Beyoncé, Jay Z, Paul Rudd, Peter Dinklage.

We Irish love when the celebs come to play, and we love even more when they get involved.

Here’s all the things we expect of the A-Listers and special visitors…

Wear a jersey

Paul Rudd travelled the length and breadth of the north west coast during the week on a stag party, and he wore a jersey, as is only right and proper.

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There’s tiny Ed Sheeran and his tiny guitar… and the required jersey.

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When Will Ferrell came to UCD to collect the James Joyce award he wore a full kit:

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Ferrell even has a football jersey to wear when he’s back home in the US:

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And look at the full compliment of Anchorman lads, poured into those lovely tops:

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Niall Horan got his One Direction bandmates to slide into something a little more comfortable:


Get a jersey as a present

Tom Cuise definitely wears that Roscommon jersey to bed. There’s a mental image for you to dwell on.

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Chris Hadfield never disappoints:

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Sink a few pints

Sure how could you come to Ireland and not go on the lock?

Paul Rudd and Peter Dinklage were on a stag, so they were in ALL of the pubs.

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Metallica definitely had a few Harps back in the day:

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Beyonce enjoyed an Irish coffee in Temple Bar:

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Tom Cruise downed a pint of Dublin’s finest:

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The Obamas got theirs in Moneygall:

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Pose for loads of pictures and be sound

God forbid you might not be sound. Ireland would send you packing.

Here’s Rudd and co being sound in Bunratty:

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In 2008 Will Ferrell ended up at a house party in Longford while on a trip to Ireland with his father researching their Irish roots.

Obviously he was sound and posed for pictures:


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Here’s Johnny Depp being sound in Westmeath:

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Speak some Irish

Chris Hadfield puts the rest of them to shame to be honest:


Harry Styles had a go on the Late Late:

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The Queen won us all over with her cupla focail:

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And of course Obama wasn’t going to let her away with that one (watch out for Enda. DELIGHTED with himself) :

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Take in some sport

Bill Murray has called Ireland “the most beautiful country to play golf in”.

Here he is having a go at Royal Portrush:

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Kevin Costner went to the All Ireland Football Semi-final between Dublin and Clare in 1992:

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There’s Michael Douglas and Paul McGinley at Adare Manor:

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Be presented with a hurl

Tony Hawk’s was made into a skateboard. Fancy:


Hadfield used his right away:


Prince Philip could probably give that a good puck:

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Make some crazy demands

Who can forget the time Tom Cruise was followed around by a Superser on the red carpet at the Dublin premiere of Oblivion?


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When Beyoncé rolled into town she wanted an all white room at EXACTLY 72 degrees Fahrenheit:

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Go on telly and be asked about Ireland

The questions will take a variation of any of these three forms:

What have you been up to while you’ve been in Ireland?
What do you think of Ireland? You love us, don’t you? Go on, say you love us.
Have you any Irish ancestry yourself?

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Well, he’s done it… the best Graham Norton show EVER>

Oh, just Will Ferrell playing Trivial Pursuit in Bundoran in 1989>

Bill Murray says Ireland is the “most beautiful country to play golf in”> 

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