Matt Damon leaves Ireland after spending over two months in lockdown in Dalkey


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After over two months here, Matt Damon has flown back to the US. The star flew here earlier in the year to shoot a new Ridley Scott film, but lockdown was announced almost as soon as he arrived.

Yesterday the Bourne Identity star arrived at Dublin Airport with his family to travel home. They boarded at private plane which flew them back to New York.

Upon arrival to Dublin Airport’s VIP entrance, the star was asked if he’d be back to Ireland again, to which he replied ‘absolutely.’ He also signed some autographs, and posed for a few selfies, with his mask on of course!

The Hollywood star has been incredibly vocal about how much he loves Ireland since he’s been here.

He has been stranded (we use that word very loosely) since travel restrictions fell into place whilst he was filming a movie here. Having been spotted heading to the bookshop in Dalkey, one of the village’s cute little cafes, the sea and SuperValu, Matt has turned into quite the Dub.


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Since being stuck in Dalkey Matt has been very vocal about how much he loves it here in Ireland, appearing on SPIN1038 to chat.

And with Bono as a close by neighbour and “trees, forests and oceans” within his two kilometre radius, Matt says he almost feels guilty for having such a good quarantine setup.

“So we feel guilty, we’ve got this kind of incredible set up in this place, it’s just absolutely gorgeous.”

Hopefully we’ll get to see him back here very soon.

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