Hollywood star traces roots back to Ballylongford

A Hollywood star has come to Kerry to trace his roots. Whodoyouthinkyouarelogo Sean Patrick Hayes, who starred as Jack in the hit US TV show Will and Grace, was in North Kerry recently. He was taking part in the show “Who Do You Think You Are?” which focuses on genealogy. Mr Hayes’ great grandfather left Ballylongford 150 years ago for America after buying his ticket from the emigration agent which was located in what’s now, The O’Rahilly pub, known locally as Finucane’s. Michael Finucane, who is a distant cousin of Mr Hayes, now owns Finucane’s. He says Sean Patrick Hayes was curious about the area: [audio_player src=”http://media.radiokerry.ie/mediamanager/embed/audio/32794/medium/”]