PUNTERS in Dingle were delighted to welcome 'Cold Feet' and 'Bloody Sunday'star James Nesbitt last Friday night as the wellknown actor enjoyed a few drinks in some of the town's hostelries.
The Northern Irish actor was in Currans and Foxy Johns on Main Street before heading to the Droichead Beag with a number of locals. There The Kerryman had a quick chat with the jovial star who said that he was in town shooting a travel documentary for ITV.
"Dingle is a great place," he said, "the people are fantastic and it's really beautiful here. The pubs are some craic; I'm really having a great time."
Mr Nesbitt certainly endeared himself to locals during his time in Dingle with glowing reports emerging from all those who bumped into him on his travels.
Earlier in the day, local boatman Jimmy Flannery brought Mr Nesbitt out to see Fungie the Dolphin on the Steran an Mor.
"We had him out on Friday morning," Bridget Flannery said. "He was a really nice guy and was filming a documentary for ITV, which will include a piece on Fungie and his 30 years in Dingle and Jimmy's life," she said.
James Nesbitt, who was born in Ballymena, County Antrim, has enjoyed an illustrious TV and film career. The multi award winning actor is set to play the character of Bofur in the eagerly awaited Peter Jackson epic ' The Hobbit'.
The Kerryman understands that the documentary Mr Nesbitt filmed in Dingle is to air on ITV this March. In the meantime, given his endearing nature and good humour, there is no doubt that there will be a warm welcome awaiting James Nesbitt in Dingle any time he wants to drop by.