Yvonne Connolly and Irish rugby stars jet to new celebrity hotspot in Portugal
Move over Marbella - it seems that Portuguese resort Quinta Do Lago is the new holiday hotspot for Irish celebs.
Some of the country's most famous faces have left drizzly Dublin behind them this week to catch some rays at the luxurious beachside getaway.
Model Yvonne Connolly brought her children Jack (16), Missy (14) and Ali (9) with her to the resort, which is in Portugal's popular Algarve region, for some family bonding time.
The former Masterchef Ireland contestant, who recently started using her maiden name again after divorcing crooner Ronan Keating earlier this year, ran into Leinster rugby players Rob and Dave Kearney, Robbie Henshaw, Ian Madigan and Jordi Murphy who had all jetted to the same area for a short break.
Yvonne and her brood bumped into the sporting stars, who happily posed for a picture with her rugby fan son Jack.
Recently, the mum-of-three admitted she was looking forward to escaping to the sun after a busy few months.
"We get so busy running around, going here and there with the kids, that it is nice to spend quality time with them," she said.