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Ed Sheeran's Wexford granny was just on the RTÉ News and it was pretty cute

“I never think of him as famous”

Ed Sheeran in Concert - Foxborough, MA Source: AP/Press Association Images

WITH ED SHEERAN’S new album dropping today, most of the focus in Ireland has been on the much-anticipated Galway Girl track.

He went big on the Irish references on that one anyway.

But another Irish song on the album is Nancy Mulligan – and it’s about his granny from Wexford:

Source: Ed Sheeran/YouTube

So, naturally enough, the Six One news tracked her down – Anne “Nancy” Sheeran

Source: RTÉ - IRELAND’S NATIONAL PUBLIC SERVICE MEDIA/YouTube

She had the baby pictures out, as any self respecting granny would

granny Source: RTE

The whole report was jam-packed with them

granny2 Source: RTE

Ed will always be Ed for Nancy though:

“I never think of him as famous, I have to say, because he’s exactly the same as he always was when he visits and it’s very rare because he’s always working”

granny3 Source: RTE

Then they actually played her the song written about her

granny4 Source: RTE

The first time she’s heard it too.

Her review?

Yeah it’s fine. As long as I’m not there when he’s playing it.

“It’s fine” – every mam ever.

People were loving her appearance

Tweet by @H a n n a h Source: H a n n a h/Twitter

Tweet by @Aoife Source: Aoife/Twitter

Peak Irish news, really

Tweet by @Lisa Hempenstall Source: Lisa Hempenstall/Twitter

Tweet by @Sarah☄ Source: Sarah☄/Twitter

And the childhood photos went down as well as you’d expect

Tweet by @Eimear Source: Eimear/Twitter

Tweet by @nia loves ioi Source: nia loves ioi/Twitter

Be a bit cringe for her when he whips Nancy Mulligan out at the next Irish gig she’s at.

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