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Pierce Brosnan Gives High Praise To Ireland in Tourism Video

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Pierce Brosnan Gives High Praise To Ireland in Tourism Video

"What's not to love about Ireland? This tiny island, that has sown the greatest gifts of poetry and storytelling." You might be wondering who uttered such delicate words about our beloved Emerald Isle - W.B. Yeats perhaps? James Joyce? Oscar Wilde?

Would you believe these kind words were in fact delivered in the dulcet tones of none other than Hollywood heartthrob and former agent 007 Pierce Brosnan?

Of course, long before he became a movie icon with a license to kill, Brosnan was once just an innocent boy from Navan, Co. Meath. Although he left the country when he was aged just 11, it seems the star is taking the time to cherish his Irish roots in a new campaign he's fronting for Tourism Ireland.

In collaboration with the Irish Film and Television Academy (IFTA), Brosnan appears in a new piece of video content contemplating his love for his home country and explaining to viewers, both at home and away, what's so great about this little island.

"What do I miss about Ireland? It's the people - the sheer stamina and life force of Irish people, from this great beautiful landscape," he gushes in the short clip which is interspersed with breath-taking drone footage of sprawling Irish hillsides.

The son of Kerryman Tom Brosnan, he goes on to call out the Ring of Kerry as a must-see for anyone visiting Ireland. Other top attractions such as the Skelligs, Ross Castle, Cahergall Stone Fort and the Reeks District can also be spotted in the video.

The Mamma Mia legend previously graced his Irish fans with an appearance on The Late Late Show last year during which he told host Ryan Tubridy he had hopes of buying a cottage somewhere in his home country.

"There's a part of me that wishes I had bought a little place there, but there's still time for that," he said at the time.


The film star has returned to Ireland many times for work, most recently filming the 2016 smart home-themed thriller I.T. which he also produced through his production company Irish DreamTime. Sadly, it seems not even the luck of the Irish was enough to salvage the film - it currently holds an impressively low 9% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

He ends the Tourism Ireland video by noting: "Over these many decades now going back, there's always something great to discover." Aww. It's almost enough to make us forget his bizarre and frequently memed attempt at a Northern Irish accent in the 1988 thriller Taffin...


Featured Image Credit: PA Images

Topics: Ireland

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