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Mandy Moore's family tree research has landed her in Co Tipperary

She spent time in Holycross.
Mar 27th 2018, 12:59 PM 7,223 0

TO BE FAIR, with a surname like Moore, the clues were there.

But for anyone who mightn’t be aware, This Is Us actress, Mandy Moore, has traced her family origins back to the Emerald Isle.

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The American version of the ancestry show, Who Do You Think You Are, not only confirmed that the 33-year-old has roots in Ireland, but also facilitated a trip to Tipp.

According to a source at NBC, the actress was keen to take part in the programme, and has more than a passing interest in genealogy.

Mandy has always been curious about her roots, and when the chance came to dig a little deeper she jumped at it.

Mandy, who also has Russian Jewish and English ancestry, took a few days tracing her ancestors on her father’s side.

She traced her lineage from her father’s side to Ireland and was flown in secretly last week. Her journey took her to Holycross in Tipperary and she spent two days there uncovering her family history.

MANDY M Source: Getty Images

Mandy made reference to her extensive research into her family’s roots on Instagram in recent weeks and paid tribute to her grandmother in the process.

I just went on a trip around the world, asking questions and chasing answers because of my deep love for this lady, my grandma. She’s been heavy on my mind for the past few weeks and just missing her even more today. Eileen Friedman was a gem.

Mandy’s episode of Who Do You Think You are will air in the next couple of months.

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