Sunday 19 November 2017

Fair City’s Aoibhin Garrihy– ‘Real Mom meet pretend mom!’

Real mom meets pretend mom! @RTEFairCity pic.twitter.com/MLxHSosMLA
Fair City's Aoibhin Garrihy poses with her 'two mums'
Clare Garrihy, Aoibhin and Catherine Byrne who plays Dr Judith Dillon in Fair City. Judith is the mother of Neasa Dillon, played by Aoibhin
Pic: Aoibhin Garrihy/Twitter
Real mom meets pretend mom! @RTEFairCity pic.twitter.com/MLxHSosMLA Fair City's Aoibhin Garrihy poses with her 'two mums' Clare Garrihy, Aoibhin and Catherine Byrne who plays Dr Judith Dillon in Fair City. Judith is the mother of Neasa Dillon, played by Aoibhin Pic: Aoibhin Garrihy/Twitter

WE know her as man-eater turned good girl Neasa Dillon on Fair City.

Away from Carrigstown though, Aoibhin (26) is a girl after our own hearts.

The Castleknock woman brought her mother Clare Garrihy to the Fair City set recently where she met actress Catherine Byrne, who plays Aoibhin’s on-screen mother Judith Dillon.

Aoibhin decided to capture the moment, duly posing a snap showing herself standing between both women.

“Real mom meet pretend mom,” she joked.

In the past, Aoibhin has described herself as a homebird, saying she has no intention of following her thespian friends across the Irish Sea to try their hand in London.

And apart from her family, she also cites her boyfriend John Burke as being the reason for staying in her native Dublin.

"There's no point just moving over and saying we'll see what happens," said Aoibhin.

"I'm a bit of a home bird anyway and for me to move to London when John is in Clare and I'm quite involved in the family business as well -- that would scare the life out of me."

Aoibhin has been playing Neasa for three years now – and is loving every minute on the RTE soap.

She’s close friends with her on-screen family, including actress Aoibheann McCaul who plays her troublesome sister Caoimhe.

"I couldn't ask for better colleagues; it's just fantastic."

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