In what has turned out to be a very elaborate hoax, Hollywood actor George Clooney is not in Ireland after all.
Newsrooms (including The Liberal) received information stating that Clooney had quietly landed in Dublin airport with David Beckham and the two were making their way up to Newcastle Co. Down for the Irish Open.
This image of Clooney supposedly in Newcastle was distributed to the media.
However, it’s now claimed that the whole thing was an elaborate Internet hoax stemming from a group of college students in California.
Beckham is still meant to attend the golf tournament, along with Wayne Rooney and One Direction, but George and his wife are still not on our shores.
Fear not ladies, he is meant to come over for a visit this year to his home county of Kilkenny. His family come from Tullahought beside Kilmoganny, around 30 minutes from Kilkenny city.