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Rory visits old holiday destination for festival

MRS Brown's Boys actor Rory Cowan was mobbed when he returned to his old holiday destination of Rush.

The popular star (pictured) was the guest of honour at the opening of the town's harbour festival last night.

Fans were delighted to get his autograph and have their picture taken with him at the family event.

"Rush was my favourite holiday when we were kids, because I grew up in Ballyfermot and every year we would come down here for two weeks," he told The Herald.

"We had the best time. We would sit on the beach all day. My father used to have a Mini. My father, my mother, my younger brother, my younger sister, my auntie Eileen and sometimes my cousin would all pile into it, with the cases on the roof rack and we'd drive to Rush, and we had the time of our lives here."

Speaking about Mrs Brown's Boys: D'Movie, which has just opened in Australia, he said: "I think it's the biggest grossing Irish film ever at this stage. So far, its doing amazing business."

Rush Harbour Festival runs over the August bank holiday weekend.

It kicked off yesterday with children's favourite Bosco followed by the official opening by Rory.