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‘You stay classy Ireland’ – Will Ferrell shows his support for Ireland on budget day

Published 06/12/2012 | 09:27

Will Ferrell at the 'Art Observed' gallery in Miami yesterday, posted to their official Twitter page.
Ferrell at UCD.
Ferrell at UCD.

ON a day when many were feeling the pinch of Budget 2013, Ireland got an unexpected show of support from Hollywood star Will Ferrell.

The ‘Anchorman’ actor was photographed sporting an Irish soccer jersey as he visited a gallery in Miami.

It’s not the first time he’s donned and Irish sport jersey – during a visit to UCD in 2008 he wore a full Irish rugby kit.

“As you all know, I’m kind of a big deal, and this is a big deal,” he told the crowd at the Dublin College.

“As I perused my leather bound volumes of Ulysses, Finnegans Wake, Dubliners, and Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, standing in my mahogany library, a lot of feelings ran across my head, like, man, I should have read these books,” he joked.

“James Joyce spent a lot of his life living outside of Ireland. I too have spent a lot of time living outside of Ireland”, he added.

He was awarded the James Joyce Award for contribution to the field of comedy entertainment by the college’s Literary and Historical Society.

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