Chris O'Dowd handed home accolade

Published Wednesday, 28 November 2012
Comments
Toggle font size
Print

Actor Chris O'dowd is set to receive a special honour from officials in his Irish hometown, where he will be awarded the Freedom of the Borough.

Chris O'Dowd handed home accolade

The Bridesmaids star grew up in Boyle, Roscommon in western Ireland, and local authorities have recognised his success in recent years by handing him the highest civic accolade.

In a post on his Twitter page to announce the news, he writes: "Just heard I'm getting the freedom of Roscommon! Woohoo! Not sure what it entails, but I'm presuming maidens are involved!"

He later insisted he is thrilled with the honour, which acknowledges locals who have contributed to their communities.

O'Dowd added: "Actually genuinely chuffed."

The actor, who boosted tourism in his hometown by filming his sitcom Moone Boy in the area, is only the third person to be handed the accolade.

Comments Comments
0 Comments
No comments. Be the first to comment.
POST A COMMENT:
Name:  
Email address*:    
Location:  
Validation:
House Rules:  
Your Comment:  
[All comments are moderated and will not appear immediately. Your name, location and comment will be displayed on this page if your post passes moderation.]

Watch the best on UTV

UTV main logo
All Star Mr and Mrs
23 July - 8:00 pm

All Star Mr and Mrs

Loose Women's Kaye Adams and her husband Ian,...

Coronation Street
23 July - 7:30 pm

Coronation Street

The Windasses sink to a new low. Neil accuses...

B. H. MARTIN
The best film of the summer is finally here, a scintillating sequel which had me on the edge of my seat.
MOST POPULAR GALLERIES
Queen’s NI visit
Tue 24 June 2014
Twelfth of July
Sat 12 July 2014
The Open Championship
Sun 20 July 2014