Friday 13 December 2019

Tayto crisps and the Book of Kells - Eva plays part of perfect tourist

Eva Longoria at Trinty College during her visit to Dublin for the Web Summit 2014.
Eva Longoria at Trinty College during her visit to Dublin for the Web Summit 2014.
A photograph of Eva Longoria's breakfast that she enjoyed at Bewley's Cafe on Grafton Street during her visit to Dublin for the Web Summit 2014.
Eva Longoria takes a coffee break during her visit to Dublin for the Web Summit 2014.
Eva Longoria in Dublin. Picture: VIP Ireland
Kirsty Blake Knox

Kirsty Blake Knox

Actress Eva Longoria played the part of the perfect tourist as she dashed around Dublin yesterday afternoon ahead of the Web Summit 2014.

On Sunday night, Longoria reached out to her seven million Twitter followers, asking them to recommend the best places to visit while in the city centre.

Having ditched her bags at Dublin's Four Seasons Hotel, Longoria made a bee-line for Bewley's Oriental Café on Grafton Street and tucked into a traditional fry-up complete with potato farl, black pudding and a poached egg.

Dressed in a pale blue coat and leather boots, the Texan indulged in a spot of window shopping before swinging by high street store River Island to pick up a few essential items.

Namely: stretchy pencil skirts and some grey marl leggings.

The petite actress, who was accompanied by two female friends, then made her way to Trinity College Dublin to check out the Book of Kells.

The Desperate Housewives actress, who starred as Gabrielle Solis in the popular series, posed for several photos outside the Old Library describing the ancient manuscript as a "national treasure".

With jet lag kicking in, Longorio hot-footed it to Costa Coffee on Nassau Street for caffeine and a quick disco nap before making her way to Saint Patrick's Cathedral where she scoped out the stained glass windows and Jonathan Swift's grave.

After all that trekking about, Longoria had worked up quite an appetite and headed to Elephant and Castle in Temple Bar for a fish supper.

Longoria ordered the steamed Connemara mussels (€9) to start and the langoustine tagliarini (€15) as her main.

Afterwards, she picked up a pack of smokey bacon Tayto crisps up as dessert.

The 39-year-old is in Ireland to speak at the Web Summit but admits she has "no idea" what she will talk about.

She joins other noted speakers including Facebook's first investor Peter Thiel and our own Bono.

Irish Independent

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