Oscar-nominated actor, Colin Farell may have been born and raised in Castleknock Dublin, but he has recently revealed that another small Irish town holds a “special place” in his heart.
The Banshees of Inisherin star shared that the town of Castletownbere in West Cork remains one of his favourite places in Ireland while on The Late Late Show with James Corden.
Colin was joined by his Banshees cos-star Brendan Gleeson and while on the show the iconic duo was asked about their favourite places in Ireland.
Although Brendan remained vague enough with his answer, he did share his love for the West coast of Ireland.
Colin, on the other hand, was quick to give a response, sharing his love for the West Cork village.
“There’s a town, at one stage was the second biggest white fish port in Europe, and it’s called Castletownbere” Colin begins to tell the audience.
“It’s in a part of Ireland, down the southwest, called the Beara Peninsula and it’s incredibly rugged and can almost feel hostile, but not fully.
“The people are really extraordinary, and they’re tough, but they’re fundamentally so, so decent. But the landscape is beautiful of course and it’s right on the lip of the Atlantic.”
Colin then shared how he did his first professional job there back when he was in his early 20s.
“I’ve been back there since. I’ve taken my kids there so that place holds a special place in my heart, he added.
Colin famously was banned from a pub in the town during that first professional job. However, the pub’s owner has since revealed that the ban has been lifted.
You can check out Colin and Brendan’s appearance on the American chat show here.