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Kimye's elaborate Irish honeymoon costs €45k in just four days

Published 29/05/2014 | 10:33

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They've only been here four days and Kimye have managed to rack up a bill of €45k - and that's just for the accommodation.

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The newlyweds, who officially became Mr and Mrs West on Saturday afternoon in Florence, have been enjoying their first few days as a married couple in Ireland.

And while they've become suddenly media shy, some details of their trip have emerged.

The couple are believed to have arrived at the luxurious Ballyfin House in Co Laois on Tuesday for a two-night stay.

According to sources, the couple spent two nights shacked up in the 600 acre country house, located at the foot of the Slieve Bloom Mountains.

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The country mansion is available for private rentals, for an estimated rate of €20,000 for two nights. A drop in the at for the multi-millionaire par who previously rented out Castle Oliver in Limerick for a weekly €25,000 rate.

The 21-time Grammy winner also reportedly stayed there during his time in Ireland in June 2012.

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Kanye is a big fan of Ireland, having celebrated his 35th birthday in Dublin with a birthday cake by Bono.

Kim’s mother Kris honeymooned in Co. Kerry with her husband Bruce Jenner in 1991. Her great-great-grandmother had the very Irish-sounding name, Ruth Grace Finney, and Bruce’s mother Esther McGuire was also of Irish descent.

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What do we know so far?

They arrived in Cork on Sunday night and were whisked away by a fleet of black Mercedes.

Their first two nights were spent in Co. Limerick’s private Castle Oliver, just outside Ardpatrick Village.

The couple also hired some bikes and explored the surroundings of Ballyhoura on Tuesday.

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A group guide for the bike touring company confirmed that “a well-known pair left a tip of over €1000.”

Manager Fergal Somers stated: "They had four staff with them. They hired bikes for 35 euros and a guide for 75 euros. They only booked the day before. They went biking and hiking as the area is well known for it."

The VIP group took in the Blackrock Loop and Limerick, they reportedly sipped a few pints with a picnic in a pub in Bruff, east of Co. Limerick.

On Wednesday night, they were spotted outside the Odeon cinema in Portlaoise, having gone to see X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Kim and Kanye are due to fly back to the US from Cork Airport by private jet at 6am on Saturday but are also due to spend a night in Dublin as part of their honeymoon.

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