Harrow restaurant in Killarney was treated to a visit from one of Hollywood’s most popular and enduring funny men this past week when ‘Anchorman’ and ‘Elf’ star Will Ferrell stopped in for a spot of dinner on his visit to Kerry.
The 54-year-old popped into the restaurant on Wednesday night, and John O’Leary, chef and part owner of the restaurant, said that the actor was a gentleman and a delight to deal with.
“He was booked in with us there on Wednesday night. He was an absolute pleasure to deal with. He had a few martinis and a beetroot dish. Oh absolutely, we were delighted to have him in with us. The whole restaurant was excited, there was a good buzz about the place because of him,” said John, speaking to The Kerryman.
“I’m not too sure where he was staying but he was part of a Dunbar Golf Travel Group, and he was up in Ballybunion as well. He played the Old Course there, and I think they might have played a round at Dooks on the Thursday morning, but I’m not 100 percent sure of that to be honest.”
Ferrell’s visit to the Kingdom follows his ‘Step Brothers’ co-star John C Reilly’s visit to Killorglin back in March, when he paid not one but two visits to Killorglin’s hugely popular Bianconi Inn.
No word yet on whether Reilly had a word in Ferrell’s ear about just how beautiful Kerry is to visit, but we can be sure the two old friends will no doubt wax lyrical about Kerry and their respective visits the next time they meet for a catch up.
Meanwhile in North Kerry, the star graciously took the time out of his busy schedule to pose for photos with staff and fellow golfers on the course.
For the most part, though, the club said that they didn’t want to be bothering the actor too much and so they let him to enjoy a round on the Old Course with friends.
“He was very nice, he took a few photos with the staff in the clubhouse but for the most part, we let him alone to do his thing. He was here on a private tour and we wanted to just let him enjoy himself out there,” John O’Leary, who is the General Manager of Ballybunion Golf Club, said to The Kerryman last week.