Thursday 29 September 2016

Laura Whitmore embarks on road trip around Ireland with rocker boyfriend Rory Williams

Eimear Rabbitt

Published 09/01/2016 | 10:36

Laura Whitmore and boyfriend Rory Williams. Picture: Instagram
Laura Whitmore and boyfriend Rory Williams. Picture: Instagram
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Things are heating up between TV presenter Laura Whitmore and her rocker boyfriend, Rory Williams as she has been showing her other half around her home country for the first time.

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The presenter, who finished filming on I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here in Australia last month, went for a romantic break in the countryside with her new man.

And it looks like Laura was enjoying the fine dining and indulgent living after receiving an exclusive invite to sample some of our tourist hotspots.

Fresh from a New Year's trip to New York, Laura is on a cultural tour called Ireland's Ancient East - a tourism initiative by Discover Ireland - as she enjoys an extended break from work commitments.

The blonde host and her boyfriend have been stopping off at a number of locations, and yesterday the loved-up pair took time out to sample what Kilkenny has to offer.

Read more: Laura Whitmore shares loved up snap with Rory, days after ex Danny's new romance is revealed

Whitmore behind a bar.. Uh oh! #visitSmithwicks @discoverirl #irelandsancienteast

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Enjoying the perks of her high-flying career, Laura shared a photo of the shiny white car she was given for the trip, while the couple were treated to top-class food with a meal in swanky restaurant Campagne, with Laura describing it as "one of the most amazing meals I've ever had".

The 30-year-old presenter and Sunset Sons frontman Rory have been dating since last summer after meeting at a music festival.

"Laura is in Kilkenny for a few days with Discover Ireland, so she brought her boyfriend with her and they have been having a great time," a source told the Herald.

"Laura said she hasn't been to Kilkenny that much lately, as she is always so busy, and Rory loved it. He finds the Irish countryside so peaceful and they were treated so well by everyone."

On Friday, the couple were given a jewellery-making lesson and joined the Smithwick's Experience with a tour of the ale house - as Laura got to grips with pulling a pint of beer.

However, having spent so much time in the heat of the Australian outback, she made sure to keep warm in Ireland and was wrapped up against the cold weather in an oversized fur jacket

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The Wicklow lass has been spending 'quality time' at home in Ireland following her month-long stint in the jungle for her ITV spin-off series, I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here Now!

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While initially coy about her relationship with singer Rory, Laura has been far from shy about the couple's budding romance in recent weeks - and even shared a snap of them kissing while in the Big Apple.

The relationship appears to be going from strength to strength, and Rory flew over to the Australian outback to be at his busy girlfriend's side so they could enjoy some down-time in Sydney once I'm A Celeb wrapped.

Laura Whitmore
Laura Whitmore

Laura, who was back in her native Bray over Christmas, has been gushing to friends and family about her feelings for Rory.

Laura previously dated Coronas frontman, Danny O'Reilly, for two years and they were on and off before splitting for good in 2013.

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