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Hollywood star Bill Murray sings The Star of the County Down during Limerick pub visit

Actor Bill Murray visited a Limerick pub on Monday night

HOLLYWOOD star Bill Murray delighted Limerick pub-goers by singing The Star of the County Down.

Mr Murray visited Charlie Malone’s Bar on Wolfe Tone Street at around 9.30pm on Monday.

Limerick Live reported he was accompanied on the visit by Limerick businessman JP McManus’s associate Paul Foley.

Paddy Kelly, owner of Charlie Malone's, said the actor stayed for over two hours.

"He was so warm and friendly and was very funny - deadpan humour," he said.

"He had a great chat with the musician Phil Aherne who was here.

"Phil is one of the main musicians who plays with Bono and Glen Hansard for the Christmas busking session in Dublin every year."

Mr Murray took part in a sing-song with other musicians at the pub.

"There were a few guitar players and a sing-song started," Mr Kelly said.

"He thoroughly enjoyed himself. He gave a wonderful rendition of The Star of the County Down. It was some craic!"

On Saturday, the actor attended the All-Ireland hurling quarter-final match between Cork and Galway at Semple Stadium in Thurles with JP McManus.

Mr McManus was photographed outlining the rules of hurling to Mr Murray.

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