Ellen DeGeneres Show Set to Film in Dublin
The Ellen DeGeneres Show is set to join in the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in Dublin by filming an episode in the city this coming weekend.
The talkshow host herself will not be traveling for the programme. She is instead sending presenter Amy Rhodes, who fans of the show will be familiar with.
“The show will be filmed at the Guinness Storehouse where a full programme of activities has been planned including how to pour the perfect pint challenge and a master class in creating the quintessential Irish dish, Beef and Guinness Stew," according to Fáilte Ireland.
Last week DeGeneres called on her number one Irish fan to come forward and asked viewers to send St. Patrick’s Day greetings in to her website.
The show, which has a viewership of 4.5 million, also launched a ‘Dance Dare’ campaign, which we reported earlier in the week, challenging viewers to record themselves doing an Irish jig beside an unsuspecting member of the public.
The Ellen DeGeneres Show isn’t the only big US name expected in Ireland this week for St Patrick’s Day celebrations. Actress and activist Mia Farrow told her fans on Twitter that she was on her way to Ireland to spend time with her aunt and a certain Kerry poet!
Fáilte Ireland’s Head of Trade Marketing Ciara Sugrue said: “As a country, Ireland is blessed to have an event such as St Patrick’s Day which proves such a magnet for publicity and visitors. As the tourism season starts, it is the perfect advertisement for visiting this country and we will be doing all we can to make sure that tourism benefits as much as possible from the all the colour, variety and energy of the event. ”