Bill Murray seen out for a singsong and a few pints in Limerick

By Fiona Frawley

June 22, 2022 at 12:05pm

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Live from Limerick, it's Saturday Night!

Well, Monday night, which is when Bill Murray of Groundhog Day and SNL fame took himself into Charlie Malone’s Bar on Wolfe Tone Street in Limerick City for an aul bit of craic agus ceol. Sure where else would he be going, in fairness.

Bill fumbled a lyric or two during his rendition of  The Star of the County Down, but without a doubt won it back in the end.

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Pub owner Paddy Kelly told the Limerick Leader:

We were stunned to see him walk in. People were doing double takes. There was a group of Spanish people who didn’t believe it was him. When Bill was gone I told them it genuinely was him and then they were crying and very upset that they didn’t get a picture with him.

The Ghostbusters actor spent the evening taking pictures with fans, and was also seen over the weekend attending the All Ireland Hurling Quarter Final between Galway and Cork at Semple Stadium in Thurles.

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Irish Twitter was as elated as you'd expect as a result of Bill's visit, with some saying he'd "more for Irish Tourism than humanly possible in a staged ad".

From this day onwards, "I saw Bill Murray in Limerick" will be the new go-to small talk initiator for Irish people the world over.

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Header image via Twitter/ilovelimerick

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