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Bono joins Colin Farrell's brother for double celebration party

U2 frontman Bono got into the festive spirit this week with a night on the town alongside Colin Farrell's brother.

After his exploits at the Leopardstown Races on St Stephen's Day, Bono continued partying in Dublin city centre.

The singer joined forces with Eamon Farrell who was celebrating his 43rd birthday at Lillie's Bordello.

Last year, Hollywood A-lister Colin was the designated driver, but there was no sign of the actor this time around.


Although Colin was spotted enjoying a birthday lunch with Eamon and mother Rita in Sandymout on Wednesday, he did not join his older brother at Lillie's.

Eamon, who runs the National Performing Arts School, and his artist husband Steven Mangan headed to the celebrity haunt on Wednesday night.

"The managers at Lillie's pulled out all the stops for Eamon's birthday party. He was also celebrating his second wedding anniversary with his husband Steven and the party lasted all night. There was champagne flowing from the minute Eamon and his friends entered the club," a source said.

"Bono showed up a few hours into the party and stayed there until the early hours of the morning. He is friends with the Farrells, he knows Colin really well and has met Eamon a couple of times. He was chatting away to Eamon all night and was happy to socialise with everyone there.

"The managers in Lillie's would never let anyone annoy him so he likes to show up there when he is home."

But staff at the top VIP club were left disappointed when Eamon's younger brother Colin (35) did not head to the celebrity haunt to socialise with his pals.

Although he wasn't shy when it came to visiting Crumlin Hospital on Christmas Day to give presents to ill children, Colin decided to stay at home while his brother partied.

"Everyone was expecting Colin to join in the celebrations but he never came. They had extra security ready and the managers were looking out for him but he stayed at home. Lillie's used to be his big spot when he was back in Dublin but he hasn't been lately.

"He was already hanging out with Bono over the Christmas break. Colin was supporting him on Grafton Street on Christmas Eve when he was busking with Glen Hansard," the insider explained.

Also spotted in the VIP area was Love/Hate actor Robert Sheehan.

Meanwhile more VIP guests are expected at Lillie's tomorrow night for the Far Too Many DJs party, where the club will count down to the New Year in style.