George Clooney visiting 'family' in the Midlands

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George Clooney visiting 'family' in the Midlands

George Clooney visiting 'family' in the Midlands

George Clooney is in Laois this weekend.

The actor is on his first visit to Ireland and is understood to be meeting relations from Abbeyleix.

He was accompanied by his wife, Amal. 

Abbeyleix man, Andy Ring, the owner of irishheritagetowns.com met with the actor at Ballyfin on Saturday and posted this pic on Facebook.

"The first thing he said when he arrived at Ballyfin House was: 'The Irish Clooneys are doing okay', he’s an absolute Gentleman!!," Andy said.

Andy spent four hours with the Clooneys on Saturday. "He was very entertaining, very engaging and easygoing."

George Clooney's links with Abbeyleix are detailed on the website abbeyleix.irishheritagetowns.com/hall-of-fame/george-clooney/