Oscar winning actress Kate Winslet has revealed that she fell in love with Co Kerry after being shown around by fellow Hollywood star Michael Fassbender.
German-Irish actor Fassbender was born in Germany but grew up in Killarney, Co Kerry.
He starred with Winslet in the biopic of the Apple founder Steve Jobs and acted as a tour guide for her and her husband Abel Smith while they were in Ireland.
Winslet spoke to RTÉ’s Ten about her visit to Kerry. She said: “Just recently, my husband and I, courtesy of the lovely Michael Fassbender, we did enjoy a weekend in Co Kerry and it was great, we had a great time.
“We drank a lot of Guinness, we ate a lot of bread that had treacle in it – some kind of amazing bread. I even ended up taking a loaf of it home from where we were staying. It was so good and it had lots and lots of butter.”
Winslet’s comments will come as no surprise to anyone who has spent time in Co Kerry. It is awash with breath taking scenery and regularly tops lists of favourite places to visit in Ireland.
In 2015, Irish people named Kerry as their number destination for a holiday in their home country.
Meanwhile, Killarney in Co Kerry was named as the top town to visit in Ireland by TripAdvisor at the Travellers’ Choice Awards.
Winslet added that while she has never filmed a movie in Ireland it is something she would love to do at some point in her career. She said: “I love it. I’ve never worked there, though I would like to work in Ireland.”
Take a look at this video by Digital Rising that shows off some of the beautiful scenery in Co Kerry.