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Advice for Green Army -- wrap up warm ... not like model Tiiu

IT'S 2,000 miles from Tallaght to Tallinn but the Green Army is on its way.

Estonians were warning today that the weather will be cold, however their welcome will be warm.

"Our capital is one of few places in Europe where the fairytale of medieval walls, turrets, spires and winding cobblestone streets have survived intact -- it is beautiful and enchanting," said Estonian Ambassador to Ireland, Mait Martinson.

Despite the on-field fun, spectators are being advised to wrap up warmly, as the night is expected to be frosty. Mr Martinson has warned that temperatures in November can drop to a crisp 3C and there is a high chance of snow.

Model Tiiu Kuik (24) is Estonia's hottest export at the minute. She is represented by top agencies around the world, including London, New York and Paris and enjoyed her first runway show for Gucci as a 15-year-old.

Famed for her many high-profile campaigns -- which include the face of J'Adore advert campaign for Gucci -- Tallinn-native Tiiu, pictured left, has modelled for dozens of global designers, namely Ralph Lauren, Miu Miu, Versace and Calvin Klein.

Irish pub owners and hotel managers in Estonia are bracing themselves for a huge surge in business when our hardcore fans fly over.

Some hotels are hiking up their room prices as high as €800, according to one pub owner, but food and drink prices are expected to stay the same.

Dubliner Patrick Doherty, owner of the Molly Malone pub in the old quarter, said the city was celebrating. "My advice to people would be to get a list of hotels and call them rather than booking online," he said.


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