Saturday 29 April 2017

'That environment is like nowhere on earth' - Matt Damon on his dream Irish home

Matt Damon arrives at the Manchester By The Sea premiere in Toronto (AP)
Matt Damon arrives at the Manchester By The Sea premiere in Toronto (AP)
Matt Damon pictured outside the Merrion hotel (Photo: John Dardis)
Credit: Twitter/ Diana Bunici

Sasha Brady

Hollywood actor Matt Damon has revealed he would love to own a lighthouse on Ireland's rugged Wild Atlantic Way.

The Jason Bourne actor said he fell in love with Ireland when he visited the the country two years ago with his Argentinian wife Luciana and their children.

Matt Damon with wife Luciana
Matt Damon with wife Luciana

Speaking to the Irish Sun, the 46-year-old star said he harbours romantic notions about owning a lighthouse by the sea on Ireland's Atlantic coast.

He said: “How awesome would that be? Watching the Atlantic crashing over the Irish cliffs, the rain coming down, the grey skies. I love the weather.

“That whole geographical area, from Cork to Kerry, Galway, that environment is like nowhere, it’s good for the health. All that air."

“I just have this image, this dream of sitting atop of the lighthouse, looking out to sea, and how beautiful and peaceful that must be. I don’t know if you can buy those, wouldn’t they be State-owned? If you could, I’d do it.

Credit: Twitter/ Diana Bunici
Credit: Twitter/ Diana Bunici

“Well I’d run it past my wife first, then I’d do it."

During his last visit to Ireland, for a family holiday in 2015, the Oscar-winning actor attended a U2 concert in Dublin's 3Arena.

Matt Damon pictured outside the Merrion hotel (Photo: John Dardis)
Matt Damon pictured outside the Merrion hotel (Photo: John Dardis)

Damon also made a point of stopping into some of Dublin's best-known watering holies including Baggot Street's Doheny & Nesbitt's, where staff said he had a "fantastic time".

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