Remember Mark Hamill and the Smokey Bacon Tayto? Matt Damon and the SuperValu bag? Well, now it’s heartthrob Patrick Dempsey who is taking up the mantle with his love of all things Irish from Aran jumpers to the Harp.
Ireland’s new ambassador is currently soaking up the sights around the Wild Atlantic Way after finishing filming on his latest movie Disenchanted.
What’s even better is that the heartthrob who recently said he would return to Grey’s Anatomy is documenting his time around the country on his social media to his 6.4 million followers many of them who would be American.
Patrick spent the last number of weeks filming for the hit Disney prequel for the movie Enchanted, which took place in Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow, and he explored the east of the country while he was there.
From climbing Bray Head and the Sugar Loaf to having some chips from Leo Burdock, McDreamy fit it all in, but now he has made his way to the West of Ireland to see some of the treasures there.
One-stop along the way for the actor was Westport House, as workers at the historical building uploaded a photo of Patrick visiting some of the restorations being done.
Along with the photo, they wrote: ‘We had the great pleasure of welcoming Patrick Dempsey to Westport House today for a Restoration Tour. What a gentleman. Such a keen interest and knowledge of restoration and construction. We hope to welcome him back when the works are complete.
‘With best wishes from the Hughes family and teams at Portwest and Westport House for the rest of his time on the @wildatlanticway and in Ireland. Looking forward to seeing Disenchanted on the big screen.’
Patrick also made a stop at the iconic Cliffs of Moher, Ashford Castle, and uploaded a beautiful photo over Inis Mór island, as his wife Jillian commented: ‘I want to make this image a painting! beautiful.’
But it didn’t stop there, as McDreamy captured an idyllic photo along the Wild Atlantic Way and later uploaded a video of a woman, Úna Ní Fhlannagáin, playing the harp along his travels. And not only does he love Ireland, but Patrick also loves Irish Wolfhounds as his most recent photo shows the Grey’s actor walking to of the large dogs.
Has Patrick Dempsey just taken over from Matt Damon as Ireland’s biggest fan? We think so…