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George gears up for bike trip around Ireland

Post by Merlin on Fri Oct 21 2011, 07:08

Gorgeous George gears up for bike trip around Ireland

Friday, October 21, 2011

HIS fans always hoped that one fine day gorgeous George would come visit the land of his ancestors and finally their dreams are to come true.
George Clooney is finally coming to Ireland to take a road trip inspired by his friend Bono.

The Hollywood actor and producer, who has Irish roots on both sides of his family, told the Irish Examiner he is planning to make a road trip on his Harley Davidson next April. The trip had been planned several times, but cancelled due to other commitments, he said.

The routes he is choosing next spring were largely prompted by conversations with Bono.

"It’s finally happening," he told the Irish Examiner in Toronto. "I ran into Bono here in Toronto, who was in town for the documentary about U2 and he’s as much of a bike nut as I am. He started telling me about lots of cool places I should check out, so I’ve committed to going there in April."

The actor makes fond references to his Irish roots. His father’s great-great-grandfather, Nicholas Clooney, came from Co Kilkenny.

The name Clooney is an anglicised version of Ó Cluanaigh, which translates as a descendant of Clugnach, ironically meaning a "rogue or a flatterer", given Clooney’s reputation to be both a charmer and a practical joker. His father’s mother’s maiden name was Guilfoyle — a name common in Co Clare.

The five-time Oscar winner’s latest film, The Ides of March, opens next week.

See the full interview in tomorrow’s Weekend.


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Re: George Clooney in Ireland?

Post by Katiedot on Fri Oct 21 2011, 07:47

Good find! Can't you just imagine him whizzing around the countryside on his motorbike with Grant & co chasing to keep up with him?

Hope the Irish traffic police will be ready for him!

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A bike trip in Ireland for George next year!

Post by laetval on Fri Oct 21 2011, 09:47

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Gorgeous George gears up for bike trip around Ireland
By Patricia Danaher, Los Angeles
Friday, October 21, 2011
HIS fans always hoped that one fine day gorgeous George would come visit the land of his ancestors and finally their dreams are to come true.
George Clooney is finally coming to Ireland to take a road trip inspired by his friend Bono.

The Hollywood actor and producer, who has Irish roots on both sides of his family, told the Irish Examiner he is planning to make a road trip on his Harley Davidson next April. The trip had been planned several times, but cancelled due to other commitments, he said.

The routes he is choosing next spring were largely prompted by conversations with Bono.

"It’s finally happening," he told the Irish Examiner in Toronto. "I ran into Bono here in Toronto, who was in town for the documentary about U2 and he’s as much of a bike nut as I am. He started telling me about lots of cool places I should check out, so I’ve committed to going there in April."

The actor makes fond references to his Irish roots. His father’s great-great-grandfather, Nicholas Clooney, came from Co Kilkenny.

The name Clooney is an anglicised version of Ó Cluanaigh, which translates as a descendant of Clugnach, ironically meaning a "rogue or a flatterer", given Clooney’s reputation to be both a charmer and a practical joker. His father’s mother’s maiden name was Guilfoyle — a name common in Co Clare.

The five-time Oscar winner’s latest film, The Ides of March, opens next week.

See the full interview in tomorrow’s Weekend.

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Post by fluffy on Fri Oct 21 2011, 09:51

Thanks Laetval, but Merlin already posted this. Good news though....begora begora!!!!!

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Post by laetval on Fri Oct 21 2011, 09:58

OOPS!

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Re: George Clooney in Ireland?

Post by Katiedot on Fri Oct 21 2011, 10:35

ok, topics merged and moved to the 'news' thread.

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Re: George Clooney in Ireland?

Post by Dexterdidit on Fri Oct 21 2011, 11:18

Since it's already been cancelled so many time probably going to happen again. George doesn't let people know this far in advance he is doing a bike trip. It could be a good trip for all the boys but I don't really buy this.

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Post by MyGirlKylie on Fri Oct 21 2011, 11:48

Hopefully it happens for him this time. The guy could use a break after promoting 2 movies.

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Re: George Clooney in Ireland?

Post by watching on Fri Oct 21 2011, 13:57

I thought he said in an interview years back that he and the boys had done Ireland on bike whilst on a golfing holiday??

Also if he has back surgery after award season (Oscars 26/2/2012), would he be physically capable of making a bike trip? I would think the onus after surgery (if it occurs) would be to rest and recuperate and not to strain himself by being in control of a heavy Harley Davidson bike for an extended period of time. Last time he had surgery he was reportedly advised not to lift anything heavy for a three month period so the surgery could heal nice and strong - externally and internally. There were Como shots around that time of him with his buddies who where loading and unloading the boat in respect to a day on the lake and George just watching on the jetty.

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Post by it's me on Fri Oct 21 2011, 23:40

we will see
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Re: George Clooney in Ireland?

Post by lucy on Sat Oct 22 2011, 01:07

Sounds like a lovely way to travel through Ireland, aren't most of the roads narrow, wonder how the spring weather is. Hope he gets to go, would be a great trip with the boys.

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Post by Dexterdidit on Sat Oct 22 2011, 01:22

It rains a lot in Ireland it's why the grass is so green so he will need to cover up and be very careful. If he does it...

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Post by lucy on Sat Oct 22 2011, 01:33

Dex, seeing our avatars so close together makes me think they'd be a cute couple. Mine is a pic of Charley, yes she's female and a beautiful mutt! Thanks on the info on Ireland, would be a better trip without the cold and rain IMO.

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Post by Dexterdidit on Sat Oct 22 2011, 02:18

I noticed thesame thing before and I wondered if that was your puppy! I think they would make a cute couple too. Dex is always of the lookout for a new friend.

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Re: George Clooney in Ireland?

Post by Guest on Sat Oct 22 2011, 02:35

Ladies, I love dogs (mainly cats, I confess) and all... But back on track.
if this awesome ride happens, it's the opportunity to tag cray cray along. She has no (major) work lined up (as far as we all know) and she would never pass the opportunity to go for the ride of her life. Remember Eli mentioning they loved to ride on the coast, etc? Cray cray will be tweeting Ireland is amazing... I am in Heaven, good things happen for good people + her Budha's and Mother Tereza 's quotes and God knows what other quotes lol!


ps: I am giving cray cray (the one) a (very short) break, as long as she doesn't talk about cleansing. I don't want to have a visual of her on the toilet... lol!



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Post by NotAvailable on Sat Oct 22 2011, 07:52

Well, I hope he takes it easy after his surgery, for at least three months. Hate to see him compromise his health. Those migraines sound serious enough already.

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Re: George Clooney in Ireland?

Post by Dexterdidit on Sat Oct 22 2011, 07:58

Can't workout when he is going to find time to fit in his surgery and take some time off. Last time around he had it then arranged a telethon so not so much into resting is our George. Gee LL you sure do have hope for Cray Cray besides if it's a boys trip no girls allowed no matter how much they say they are a guy's girl or whatever she is.

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Re: George Clooney in Ireland?

Post by Cinderella on Sat Oct 22 2011, 18:32

Celebrity biker George Clooney confirms Irish motorcycle trip
For star struck bikers who like to keep up with the gossip and tinsel-town tales about the more famous motorcycle enthusiasts, George Clooney taking a two-wheeled road trip around Ireland isn’t a new one.

But some are saying the latest version of this celebrity motorcycle tidbit has legs, or wheels so to speak.

The Hollywood icon that seems to appear in every other movie released lately is supposedly clearing his film-making schedule to take a tour of the Emerald Isle in April 2012. Reports claim that Clooney can trace his ancestors back to Ireland.

But those Irish roots are distant, his father Nick Clooney’s great greatgrandfather, Nicholas Clooney, was a native of Kilkenny.

Adding an interesting twist to the motorcycle rumor on this particular version is George Clooney’s latest love interest. Hollywood’s most famous biker has a dating MO (method of Operations) of taking his romance on two wheels, usually along the back roads of his Italian villa in Lake Como.This is where the world first learned of George’s former flame, Elisabetta Canalis.

Will his current love interest former WWE wrestler Stacy Keibler?

Stacy Keibler was formally introduced to the world as George Clooney’s new lady last weekend on the red carpet.

The former WWE wrestler has been accompanying Clooney to premieres for “The Ides of March” and “The Descendants” since the Toronto Film Festival this September, but Sunday was the first time the two went really public

It was on this world tour promoting his latest movies when the world's most eligible bachelor confirmed the Irish motorcycle trip while speaking with the newspaper, the Irish Examiner, during a stop in Toronto.

To make the trip even more Irish, Clooney claims than the U2 star, Bono is advising him on his Irish itinerary.

"It’s finally happening," he said. "I ran into Bono here in Toronto, who was in town for the documentary about U2 and he’s as much of a bike nut as I am. He started telling me about lots of cool places I should check out, so I’ve committed to going there in April."

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Post by sandwiches on Mon Oct 24 2011, 17:19

I would love to go Cinderella!

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Re: George Clooney in Ireland?

Post by Katiedot on Thu Dec 08 2011, 12:14

They're getting excited!

From Kilkenny People

Clooneys getting set for George’s visit

Published on Wednesday 7 December 2011 17:41

The city witnessed a gathering of Clooney clan on Sunday in advance of the imminent arrival next year of actor George Clooney to visit his Irish homestead, deep in Southn Kilkenny.

In the meantime,. Kilkenny film maker, Gabriel Murray is forginb head with his documentary on Clooney’s Irish heritage entitled, ‘George Clooney’s Irish Roots.

Dr Michael Conway placed the Hole in the Wall at the disposal of film maker Gabriel Murray who had arranged a film shoot and a series of interviews, musical performances and photographic portraits of the Abbeyleix Clooneys on Sunday afternoon. They had met Nicholas Clooney, George’s father when he visited Kilkenny two years ago and had dinner with him in the city.

Abbeyleix man Seamus Clooney and his family met fellow cousins of George Clooney, Mary Egan (Tullahought) and her daughter for the first time.

Noreen Burke Hayes, Clooney another relative, acted as co-ordinator for the event and Declan Buckley owner of the Metropole Hotel in the city disclosed that the late singer, Rosemary Clooney stayed in the hotel on her honeymoon in 1953 with her new husband Jose Ferrer. The music for the event was provided by Mick Walsh and son and from Pat Shortis. The gathering retired to Power’s of Tullahought that evening where footage of the 26 piece Tullahought Ceili Band was recorded for the documentary. Pat Power owner of Power’s pub provided the food and drinks for the occasion. Considering the detail and depth to which Gabriel Murray went in his award winning ‘Obama’s Irish Roots’ documentary, the Clooney story promises to be a cinematic triumph.

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Re: George Clooney in Ireland?

Post by Cinderella on Thu Dec 08 2011, 14:33

Wow... that's exciting! I hope George has a wonderful time!

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Re: George Clooney in Ireland?

Post by Dexterdidit on Thu Dec 08 2011, 23:26

With all this talk it isn't going to be a private trip sounds like the paps will be hot on his trial. We will have to wait and see if he does it and if he does it will be with the boys. I don't think Stacy will be around by then!

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Re: George Clooney in Ireland?

Post by melbert on Fri Dec 09 2011, 02:07

Let's hope not Dex!

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New song to welcome George Clooney home

Post by lolo"layla" on Fri Jan 06 2012, 10:52

Published on Thursday 5 January 2012 17:23

“Oh the girls are feeling swooney; As they welcome home George Clooney; back to Ireland and Kilkenny on his great big Motorbike.”

These are the words of the chorus penned by a Kilkenny man, Willie Dunne, a member of a Limerick based group, written in the expectation that film star, George Clooney will visit Kilkenny during his motorbike road trip to Ireland next March and meet his direct descendants in the south of the county.

The Corrigan Brothers who charted in 20 countries and achieved over seven million hits on you tube with “There’s no one as Irish as Barack Obama” are releasing a new single with a Kilkenny theme. “Welcome Home George Clooney” tells the story of Mr Clooney’s proud Irish links to Tullahought.

“We love a great ancestry story and this is a great one, we were delighted to hear that George’s Irish links had been established and are very thankful to Gabriel Murray and Dr Michael Conway for their discovery. We worked with Gabriel on his award winning film Obama’s Irish Roots,” lead singer Ger Corrigan said.

The band plan to make a video for the song in Kilkenny over the coming weeks, and will rely on their Kilkenny based banjo and mandolin player Willie Dunne to find the most appropriate filming locations.

“Kilkenny is a beautiful county and we are sure George will be thrilled to see the homestead of his ancestor Nicolas, he may never want to go home,” Ger Corrigan said.

The Corrigan Brothers are currently recording their second album and will tour the USA later this year. They will also be engaged in some events for the Obama Presidential campaign during the summer.

One of the verses goes like this:

He knows Angelina Jolie

but his hero is Brian Cody

he plans to meet him

for a few ould jars

he’ll go up to Nowlan Park

as the twilight turns to dark

to watch Henry crashin balls

over the bar

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Re: George Clooney in Ireland?

Post by Joanna on Fri Jan 06 2012, 11:21

Should be a good one to look out for then !

I'm reading a Nora Roberts book set in an Ireland village.and the heroine goes into the local lively Irish pub and there's a family in there called Clooney !!

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Post by it's me on Fri Jan 06 2012, 11:22

so March?

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Re: George Clooney in Ireland?

Post by Katiedot on Fri Jan 06 2012, 11:24

Don't you have a 2012 calendar? The first post says April.

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Re: George Clooney in Ireland?

Post by it's me on Fri Jan 06 2012, 12:04

These are the words of the chorus penned by a Kilkenny man, Willie Dunne, a member of a Limerick based group, written in the expectation that film star, George Clooney will visit Kilkenny during his motorbike road trip to Ireland next March and meet his direct descendants in the south of the county.

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Re: George Clooney in Ireland?

Post by cindigirl on Fri Jan 06 2012, 15:22

Too bad he won't be there in March for St. Patrick's day. That would be a blast for him.

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Post by it's me on Fri Jan 06 2012, 16:10

do you think no?

sad...


well, we can anyway send him some great brand new thirt!

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Re: George Clooney in Ireland?

Post by lucy on Fri Jan 06 2012, 17:00

Hope it's true, he goes has a wonderful time, and is not hounded by the paps, but I hope we get a few candid pics from the locals.

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Post by it's me on Fri Jan 06 2012, 17:30

me too!!!!

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Re: George Clooney in Ireland?

Post by MyGirlKylie on Fri Jan 06 2012, 18:12

lucy wrote:Hope it's true, he goes has a wonderful time, and is not hounded by the paps, but I hope we get a few candid pics from the locals.

Yeah Right

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Post by Dexterdidit on Fri Jan 06 2012, 23:44

If he is already getting this much attention I doubt he is going to be left alone by the paps it's one of the reasons I'm not so sure it's true. George usually keeps these trips with the boys very low key! And if he has surgery after the awards he won't be doing this trip it could be a cover.

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Post by it's me on Fri Jan 06 2012, 23:53

a cover for?
an unhealthy period?
don't understand

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Post by Dexterdidit on Sat Jan 07 2012, 00:36

What I'm saying it's me is that maybe he will be having his surgery and people will think he is riding around Ireland. George generally doesn't like people to know when he is in hospital we always find out afterwards. I just think there is too much attention on this trip for it to be real!

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Post by it's me on Sat Jan 07 2012, 01:06

oh my!
now I understand...
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Post by Joanna on Sat Jan 07 2012, 12:09

George would be in for some fun if he does go !


A Texan walks into a pub in Ireland and clears his voice to the crowd of drinkers.

He says, "I hear you Irish are a bunch of hard drinkers.
I'll give $500 American dollars to anybody in here who can drink 10 pints of Guinness back-to-back."

The room is quiet and no one takes up the Texan's offer.
One man even leaves.

Thirty minutes later the same gentleman who left shows back up and taps the Texan on the shoulder.

"Is your bet still good?" asks the Irishman.
The Texan says "Yup" and asks the bartender to line up
10 pints of Guinness.

Immediately the Irishman tears into all 10 of the pint glasses, drinking them all back-to-back.
The other pub patrons cheer as the Texan sits in amazement.

The Texan gives the Irishman the $500 and says,
"If ya don't mind me askin', where did you go for that
30 minutes you were gone?"

The Irishman replies,
"Oh...I had to go to the pub down the street to see
if I could do it first."


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Post by it's me on Sat Jan 07 2012, 15:49

WOW!

this is GOOD! LOL!

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Post by NotAvailable on Sat Jan 07 2012, 21:20

Sounds like the ole days when moon shine stills were in a lot of back yard hills. Smile
coffee is not enough

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Post by NotAvailable on Sat Jan 07 2012, 21:36

Ain't got no Money...
Ain't got no Honey...
Ain't got no water heater...
Ain't got no Sugar...
Ain't got no Cougars...
All I got is yesterdays body with its needers. Censored

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Post by Joanna on Sat Jan 07 2012, 23:15

After a heavy night's drinking, two Irishmen stagger home from their country pub, intending to take a short cut through the graveyard.

Being much the worse for wear, they decide to take a rest against a stone, where Paddy reads the inscription.

"Do y'know, Michael, this fella here lived till he was 103!!"

"And did he come from hereabouts then?" asks Michael.

"No," says Paddy, reading the stone, "he was Miles, from Dublin"

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Post by Joanna on Sat Jan 07 2012, 23:32


Told you George would be in for some fun ! lol!

An English man, Irishman and a Scottishman are sitting
in a pub full of people.

The Englishman says, "The pubs in England are the best. You can buy one drink and get a second one free".
Everyone in the pub agreed and gave a big cheer.

The Scottishman says,"..yeah. That's quite good but in Scotland you can buy one drink and get another 2 for free."
Again, the crowd in the pub gave a big cheer.

The Irish man says "Your two pubs are good, but they
are not as good as the ones in Ireland.
In Ireland you can buy one pint, get another 3 for free
and then get taken into the backroom for a shag"

The English says "WOW! Did that happen to you?" and the Irishman replies "No, but it happened to my sister."

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Post by it's me on Sun Jan 08 2012, 02:01

oh!

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Re: George Clooney in Ireland?

Post by Katiedot on Fri Jan 20 2012, 11:24

And the result of the George Clooney lookalike are in. Erm . . .

From Kilkenny People

Friday 20 January 2012

Local actor crowned Clooney lookalike

David James Glendon who won the George Clooney Lookalike Contest in the Dylan Whiskey Bar, as part of the George Clooney Irish Roots Festival, also pictured are Robert Walsh and Gabriel Murray, Festival Director. (Photo: Eoin Hennessy/www.ehp.ie)

Published on Thursday 19 January 2012 17:51

A LOCAL actor beat off stiff competition to be crowned ‘lookalike’ to Hollywood heartthrob George Clooney and will get the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to attend the Oscars in Los Angeles in March.

David Glendon will fly over to the prestigious event with Kilkenny-based filmmaker and historian Gabriel Murray, who organised the competition. “My company Olympia Films were allocated four tickets to the Oscars in March so we will be taking David with us. He will also be attending the Irish Film and TV Awards, which are held in Dublin next month. We took into consideration in deciding the winner that David is a local actor,” added Mr Murray, who is on the voting jury for the IFTAs.

The competition was held in Dylan’s Whiskey Bar on John Street last Friday night. In the run up to the event entrants were asked to submit a photograph where they posed and dressed as the legendary actor, whose Kilkenny roots were confirmed late last year. Some 783 entries were received from all over the country and the organisers shortlisted it down to five before announcing the overall winner last Friday night.

“I decided to do it for a bit of craic, for the fun of it,” said winner David Glendon. The 27-year-old, who is currently single, is no stranger to acting, having recently set up Firebird Theatre. “I have been involved in nearly amateur group in the city. Our next production is on in Cleere’s in March,” he said. “I am delighted to have won. To go to the Oscars, well that would be anyone’s dream come true,” he said.

Mr Murray discovered last year that George’s antecedent was a Nicholas Clooney from Windgap. There was some previous investigation in 2008. The baptismal certificate of Nicholas Clooney, George’s sixth-generation ancestor, had not been found. A Fás community employment scheme recently computerised all the birth records in Ireland. When Gabriel discovered the relevant certificate last November, it revealed that Nicholas Clooney was baptised in Windgap church on 23 July 1829 and was from Knockeen, Tullahought.

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Re: George Clooney in Ireland?

Post by Katiedot on Fri Jan 20 2012, 11:26

Ohhhhh, you want to see the picture of the winner? Yep, can do that.

(scroll down if you can't guess which one's the lookalike)

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David James Glendon [I'm assuming it's the guy on the left, athough who can be sure?] who won the George Clooney Lookalike Contest in the Dylan Whiskey Bar, as part of the George Clooney Irish Roots Festival, also pictured are Robert Walsh and Gabriel Murray, Festival Director. (Photo: Eoin Hennessy/www.ehp.ie)

Seriously, I have no idea how they came up with this winner. I'm wondering what the others looked like.

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Re: George Clooney in Ireland?

Post by Dexterdidit on Fri Jan 20 2012, 11:35

I wonder how much Whiskey they drank before they chose him! Cause you would have to be pretty wasted to think any of them looked like George. Umm do they know what George looks like?

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Re: George Clooney in Ireland?

Post by Joanna on Fri Jan 20 2012, 11:37

WOW.... Give Flowers swoon swoon Lies


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Re: George Clooney in Ireland?

Post by it's me on Fri Jan 20 2012, 13:43

the Mr with the yellow tie?
well

eyebrows maybe
but nothing more....

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Re: George Clooney in Ireland?

Post by Joanna on Fri Jan 20 2012, 17:43

Some interesting GTC look-alikes here ! lol!


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