Matt Damon Shares A Message To Leaving Cert Students: “Congratulations, what an achievement.”

"You guys are awesome, and I'm sorry you have to do all this from quarantine."


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We’re all slightly obsessed with the fact the Matt Damon is stuck in Ireland during the Covid-19 pandemic, and from his recent SPIN 1038 interview it seems he is loving being here too.

The Bourne Identity star has been stranded (we use that word very loosely) since travel restrictions fell into place whilst he was filming a movie here. Having been spotted heading to the bookshop, one of the village’s cute little cafes, the sea and SuperValu, Matt has turned into quite the Dub.


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Explaining that Ireland is one of the most beautiful places he has ever been, Matt spoke to SPIN1038 this morning, explaining how much he laughed when he heard that the people of Dalkey were protecting him from international press. This comes after the New York Times published a story about “a seaside village” adopting the Hollywood actor.

“I know, I heard this story, laughed so hard and that’s when I realised how great this place was, and how protective everybody here is,” revealed the 49-year-old.

“You joined the group for one day before they found you out and booted you out, which is great!”

And with Bono as a close by neighbour and “trees, forests and oceans” within his two kilometre radius, Matt says he almost feels guilty for having such a good quarantine setup.


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“So we feel guilty, we’ve got this kind of incredible set up in this place, it’s just absolutely gorgeous.

“Even in the lockdown, they’re like you’ve gotta stay within two kilometres of your house, I mean two kilometres of here there’s trees and forests and woods and oceans.

“I can’t think of any place else you’d rather want to be in a two kilometre radius of”.


Just when we thought the residents of Dalkey couldn’t love him anymore, he shared a special message for the local school. To the students of Loreto Abbey in Dalkey he made a video for the 6th years now graduating in isolation without their friends.

“You guys are awesome, and I’m sorry you have to do all this from quarantine. But congratulations, what an achievement, good for you…I’m thinking about you.”

For the graduating class of 2020 we’re sure between a pandemic, their exams being cancelled and this, it can’t get much weirder.


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