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Crack Up Disney star Patrick Dempsey reveals the one thing he didn't like about Ireland

The American actor spent the summer months exploring the Emerald Isle while he worked on his latest Disney flick Disenchanted

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Actor Patrick Dempsey has been making the most of his downtime in Ireland

Actor Patrick Dempsey has been making the most of his downtime in Ireland

Actor Patrick Dempsey has been making the most of his downtime in Ireland

Patrick Dempsey has admitted that the one downside of being in Ireland this year was Covid restrictions.

The American actor spent the summer months exploring the Emerald Isle while he worked on his latest Disney flick Disenchanted, the sequel to the 2007 movie musical Enchanted.

Patrick visited hotspots like Powerscourt estate, Mussenden Temple, Glendalough, and Ashford Castle during his stay.

And while the star, who is best known for playing Derek Shepherd (aka Dr McDreamy) in Grey’s Anatomy, has gushed about Ireland to no end, he has finally revealed the one thing that didn’t tick any boxes for him: Covid restrictions.

Speaking to his Grey’s Anatomy co-star Ellen Pomeo on her Tell Me podcast, Patrick opened up about his Irish adventure earlier this year.

“I fell in love with the place,” the 55-year-old said.

“I was everywhere, any chance I got. I ended up staying in the north of Ireland, which was fascinating, I learned a lot up there.

“And then I was in nature, so it was the spring of the year, and you have all the lambs, cows, and the calves and everything.

“It’s everything you would imagine it to be. The people are great.”

He told Ellen, who plays Meredith Grey on the award-winning hospital drama, that Ireland’s Covid restrictions made it difficult to get the full experience.

“The only problem was you just had this barrier because everyone had their masks on,” he explained.

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“So, you couldn’t go to the pubs, you couldn’t go to the restaurants, everything was locked down. So, I didn’t get a chance to see that.”

“But great hiking, great culture, really fun. Rainy, miserable weather, and then it gets hot. It gets in the 80s and people meltdown completely they can’t handle it. But I loved it.”

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