America, Countries, Ireland

Irish Bobby Ewing

We were told that all that time he was away that he was in the shower, but maybe Irish Bobby Ewing was just retracing his roots.

Fans of Dallas will know that the Ewings patriarch and Bobby’s Daddy is Jock, the common parlance for a Scot.

But as with everyone American all roads lead back to Ireland.

And as the actor playing him carries his Irishness around in his name, Patrick Duffy was always going to seek out The Old Sod.

And our friends at Tourism Ireland and Fáilte Ireland are always there to help.

Finding Ireland

Toast of Ireland: Mark, Patrick and Linda

Along the way they are filming for the pilot episode of a new TV series which will air in the US in 2023.

The series, with the working title of Finding Ireland, will shine a spotlight on Ireland.

And it aims to encourage the Diaspora audience in the US to trace their Irish heritage.

Viewers will see Duffy and Purl visit Dublin, Cork and Mayo.

Sayo Mayo

A little cow told me: Kilmover, the Duffy homestead


They will film at various locations – including Kilmovee in Co Mayo, from where Duffy’s ancestors hail.

Both actors will also be sharing photos on their social channels, including Instagram and Twitter.

The diaspora

Mark Henry, Tourism Ireland’s Central Marketing Director, said: Our aim is to encourage the Diaspora in the United States.

’To follow in Patrick and Linda’s footsteps and return to Ireland to trace their roots.

‘And to showcase the wonder of a visit to Ireland to fellow Americans, whether they have Irish DNA in them or not.’

Just take it from Irish Bobby Ewing.



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