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Any experiences with Irish "celebrities" ?

  • 30-05-2022 12:42am
    Registered Users Posts: 119 ✭✭The_Dark_Lord

    Ireland is a relatively small place so there's a good chance many people have met some we known Irish people. When I worked in a high profile hotel, I served many celebrities, not just Irish ones. Most of them were as you'd expect them to be. Gabriel Byrne was an absolute gentleman. Graham Norton was also wonderful. Brendan Gleeson was a lovely man.

    Gerry Ryan, on the other hand, was awful. He was incredibly rude and obnoxious, and treated staff like they were beneath him. And strongly gave off the whole "do you know who I am?" vibe.

    Have you ever met an Irish "celebrity", if so, what was your impression of them?



  • Registered Users Posts: 252 ✭✭jo187

    I used to work in a hospital as a porter. I went to a patients room to bring him down for a test. The guy was funny with me from the start.

    In a real annoyed way he said "suppose you know who I am then?".

    I said no. He then told me he had something to do with the GAA, I think he said he was like a manger of some kind for another county team. Sports mean noting to me, so I was clueless.

    I talked to technician after he tested the guy and asked him how he got on. He had the same experience as me. The technician played GAA and be into it and no clue who he was, but the guy acted like he was Elvis.

    I have hung out with most of the well known Irish Comedians.

    Neil Delmare full of himself and not liked. Often accused of taking material. Doubt it would be a shock but Dave McSavage can be a knob depending on his mood.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,001 ✭✭✭StevenToast

    Im sure this has been a thread before

    "Don't piss down my back and tell me it's raining." - Fletcher

  • Registered Users Posts: 247 ✭✭hayse

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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,718 ✭✭✭✭wrangler

    Met Harry Crosbie once, he actually initiated a conversation with me, he was really nice, also have spoken to Bressie, a real gentleman too

  • Registered Users Posts: 17,232 ✭✭✭✭razorblunt

    Met Robert Sheehan in a be in Canada. Nice guy, had a chat with us for 10 minutes or so, joined in our round and got us one back.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,282 ✭✭✭Hangdogroad

  • Registered Users Posts: 14,669 ✭✭✭✭Beechwoodspark

    Just on the GAA guy - did he say what county he was involved with?

    there’s a number of suspects in my mind - one guy in particular, hurling manager who has done the rounds of a few county’s. Wouldn’t surprise me in the least.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,282 ✭✭✭Hangdogroad

    Paddy Keenan, the uilleann piper. Met him twice in a short space of time circa mid 90s and he was an utter pr!ck on each occasion.

  • Registered Users Posts: 30,880 ✭✭✭✭gmisk

    Aidan Turner had a few drinks with him in LA. Lovely down to earth guy.

    Alan Hughes had zero clue he was...a creep.

    Brendan Gleeson, lovely.

    Usually the bigger the star the nicer they are...the more minor...

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  • Registered Users Posts: 14,669 ✭✭✭✭Beechwoodspark

    Saw Alan Hughes in a city centre coffee shop a few year ago (Chatham st) and he was complaining about the table he was sitting at to the waitress.

    The manager overheard him and cut him off and said he was free to sit at any of other tables of his choice.

  • Registered Users Posts: 841 ✭✭✭sameoldname

    He came into an old work place of mine once. Seemed pretty normal and friendly. He's also way, way taller and bigger than you'd think.

    Also met Tommy Tiernan in the same place. Initially he was grinning at me because of my confused "Wait... I know you!" face when he walked up to me but after I got over that he was very softly spoken and polite. Weird to say but the overall vibe I got off him was sadness.

    As I said, met both of those in work and was trying to be professional so I wouldn't read too much into their personalities from these interactions, short as they were.

    Also met Eddie O'Sullivan, same place. He was grand too but was barely talking to him.

  • Registered Users Posts: 252 ✭✭jo187

  • Registered Users Posts: 15,661 ✭✭✭✭Grayson

    I don't think I've ever met an Irish celebrity. I saw Dave McSavage in the international once. Small venue so I was pretty close. He spent a lot of the time picking on some poor girl in the front with sex jokes. I could see her face. She was very uncomfortable, not in the funny type of uncomfortable but genuinely upset. He just kept going with it.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,226 ✭✭✭kirk.

  • Registered Users Posts: 19,202 ✭✭✭✭Ash.J.Williams

    I sat near des in a coffee shop near his sordid little comedy house hole in Dublin 8 and I dislike him such I paid him no heed

    you couldn’t make this up but literally that weekend he was writing in the paper about how much of a pain it is being famous in Dublin and he can’t go anywhere, well son , you’re welcome to be anonymous in kilmainham any day 😂😂

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  • Registered Users Posts: 30,880 ✭✭✭✭gmisk

    Him and his husband didn't bus their own tray in Ikea....true story