Monday 22 January 2018

Brian Fantana, er, Paul Rudd leads A-listers celebrating stag in Donegal


Anchorman star Paul Rudd clearly can't get enough of Ireland as he and his famous actor friends partied in Donegal for stag celebrations over the weekend.

The group of actors, including Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage and Boardwalk Empire's Bobby Cannavale, booked out the Clock Tower in Killybegs to watch the Ireland-Italy rugby game, cheering for Ireland throughout.

Ian Creighton, general manager of the pub, said that although they weren't fully up to date on the rules of rugby, they were enthusiastic.

"When Ireland scored a try, they all shouted 'touchdown', we had to give them a wee rugby lesson," he said.

"I can't stress how sound they were. Half of Killybegs came in and they chatted to everyone and Paul Rudd even went out to get some local GAA jerseys to bring home to his kids."

The party of 15, who spent the last four days travelling around Donegal, were in Ireland for a friend's stag party.

And after the Irish victory on Saturday Rudd bought himself the national jersey and put it on as he did a tour of Killybegs, going into every shop and chemist in the town.

The manager was given little time to prepare for his famous guests, having only received a phone call on Wednesday night saying the actors had handpicked his pub to watch the match in.

"They were great craic altogether and very relaxed. They had a minibus rented and even the locals got in it with them as they did the rounds. They were a really sound bunch of lads," said Mr Creighton.

The party, which also included actor Dallas Roberts, from The Walking Dead, and star of Brookline Nine-Nine, Joe Lo Truglio, then went on to a trad session in McIntyre's, known locally as Mac's bar, in Dunkineely.

"I think everyone followed them from Killybegs to Dunkineely for the session and they partied the night away with all the locals," said Mr Creighton.

The stag of 15 also included writers and directors but it is not known who's bachelor party they were celebrating.

It is understood that the men were staying in Jack Gleeson's (Game of Thrones) Letterkenny holiday home for their four-day party.

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