American star Sarah Jessica Parker wrote a moving and poetic farewell to Ireland after spending time in Co Donegal during the summer of 2018.
The Sex and the City actress had been on holiday with husband Matthew Broderick in Kilcar, where they have a cottage.
Broderick’s family came from Kilcar and he regularly spent time in the idyllic village as a child.
Both stars enjoy the change of pace when they visit Ireland, saying the quiet life is a far cry from an average day in New York City where photographers often camp outside their €30m townhouse.
They got away from it all with a two week stay in Kilcar but have now headed home.
Parker posted the following message on Instagram:
“Farewell sultry and fickle skies. Farewell plumes of smoke from chimneys. Farewell ranges emitting the earthy and welcoming smell of turf.
“Farewell chips and tweed and open smiles. Farewell “marked bags”, lamb cutlets and Kerrygold. Farewell to the most perfect spuds in all the world. Flowery or waxy. I will miss you most of all. X,SJC”.
Farewell sultry and fickle skies Farewell plumes of smoke from chimneys Farewell ranges emitting the earthy and welcoming smell of turf Farewell chips and tweed and open smiles Farewell “marked bags”, lamb cutlets and kerrygold Farewell to the most perfect spuds in all the world. Flowery or waxy. I will miss you most of all. X,SJ
Both Parker and Broderick have spoken about how much they enjoy the privacy and tranquillity in Kilcar.
Parker told the Irish Independent: “It always feels like it’s a place that is perhaps foolishly more private to us, and there’s a simplicity to the time that we spend there, and the people are so lovely. At this point it feels a little bit like home, in some way.
“We would be delighted to decamp to Ireland. Move the children, put them in school there, have tea every day, a proper fry. It’s just an exquisite, beautiful, relaxing, wonderful place for ourselves and for our children.”
Broderick added: “The kids seem to love it. They keep asking when can we go back. They can run around and don’t have to be watched so much.”
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Written by Michael Kehoe @michaelcalling