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

Wonder if he won?

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:

Source: Jack Murray

According to Murray, Ferrell was in Ireland because he was dating a distant cousin of the family in LA. He told

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…

Source: Jack Murray

Photos used with permission of Jack Murray

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