New York, Sri Lanka and Hawaii – Here’s where you’re favourite Irish celebs will be ringing in the New Year

They've got a jet-set lifestyle!

They're a busy bunch!
They’re a busy bunch!

Whether they’ll be partying it up in a top Dublin nightclub or jetting half way around the world, Irish celebs are certainly planning to ring in this new year in style. The stars will be surrounded by their nearest and dearest in various locations around the world for the big occasion, and can’t wait to see what 2017 has in store. We caught up with some of the biggest names in Irish showbiz, to find out what exactly they’ll be doing on the huge night itself – and where abouts in the world they’ll be…

Daniella Moyles

Daniella Moyles

“I’m spending New Years on a beach in Sri Lanka with my friend Adrienne this year. I have a tradition of always starting a new year in a new place. I’m very, very lucky.”

Ronan Keating 

ronan keating, storm keating

“Storm and I are having a quiet New Years to rest and recoop after what’s been a very busy 2016. We’ll be nestled up in a wooden cabin with a real fire and a bottle of wine – and of course hot chocolate for Storm, haha.”

Baz Ashmawy

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“New years will be spent with my Mrs. I can’t tell you where, as it’s a suprise. All I can say is it’s in Ireland and I cant wait.”

Majella & Daniel O’Donnell 

majella o'donnell, daniel o'donnell

“We will be celebrating New Years Eve in Tenerife. We will have 13 people for dinner at our house and we will then watch the fireworks going off all around the island as our house is up in the mountains.”

Louise Duffy

Louise Duffy featured

“We’re heading to a family wedding in Kerry this New Year’s Eve. New Year’s Eve is a great night for a wedding, everybody wants to be together and celebrate a special night. I know that, because it’s also our first wedding anniversary!”

Aoibhin McGinnity

VIP Style Awards 2015 - Red Carpet

“I might be going back over to New York to do the infamous pilot season, so I’ll see when it comes around. If I’m not in the middle of a job I’ll definitely go. And that will be snowy at least!” 

Peter O’Riordan

peter o'riordan

“Well this year for NYE we will be in Maui so the goal is to throw a huge house party over here. We are gonna be hosting an event with drinks, appetisers and a silent disco! I can’t wait 2017. It’s gonna be a very exciting year for us! I want to wish a huge happy new year to all my friends and family back home and my TV3 family! Aloha!”

Lisa Cannon

lisa cannon

“For New Years I’m planning on celebrating it with Richard and having a special night with him. I have a house party too which I’m hoping to go to as well so it will be fun and festive no matter what!”

Kelly Donegan

Kelly Donegan at The Westbury

“I haven’t made any official plans for the new year’s celebrations. I try to start my newyear feeling healthy, fresh and enthusiastic, although I am considering going along to see The Hot Sprockets with my sister – a great band from Dublin playing in The Workmans that night. So let’s see!”

Lucy Kennedy

Lucy Kennedy

“My plans for New Years Eve are to sleep, I’d imagine! Hopefully our new baby will have arrived safely by then. As well as that, we’ll go to my sisters for a family party.”

Victoria Smurfit 

Victoria 2

“For NYE I’ll be in Squaw valley (a ski resort in California), a 7 hour drive from home. I am both excited to unwrap 2017 and nervous for the world at large. Whatever it brings- bring it on!”


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