Matt Damon Adopts Irish Seaside Town As Lockdown Home Amid Coronavirus Crisis

Written by on April 24, 2020

Matt Damon has established a brand new residence away from residence in the course of the coronavirus pandemic.

In March, the “Good Will Looking” star touched down in Dalkey, Eire, the place he was slated to shoot scenes for Ridley Scott’s “The Final Duel.” Filming was shortly halted, nevertheless, as soon as the nation started ordering residents to shelter in place to curb the unfold of COVID-19, the illness attributable to the coronavirus.

Damon ― whose main residence is in Brooklyn, New York ― opted to stay in Eire together with his spouse, Luciana Bozán Barroso, and daughters Isabella, 13, Gia, 11, and Stella, 9. In accordance with The New York Occasions, locals have noticed the actor all through Dalkey and neighboring Killiney over the previous few weeks. Images exhibiting him out and about have additionally circulated on social media, although it’s unclear whether or not they predate the nationwide lockdown.

Residents have additionally given given him a brand new moniker: “Matt O’Damon.”

So far as lockdown conditions go, Damon’s is among the many most enviable. Eire had reported 18,184 COVID-19 instances and 1,014 deaths, as of Friday afternoon. In contrast, the actor’s residence state of New York had reported greater than 271,621 instances and 16,162 deaths.

Positioned some 12 miles southeast of Dublin, Dalkey is thought for its majestic seashores and maritime historical past, and is usually nicknamed “Eire’s Amalfi Coast.” 

The Occasions piece is comparatively quick on testimonials, as lots of these interviewed appeared protecting of their world-famous neighbor.

“Dalkey is surrounded by the ocean,” Cornelius Hibernis O’Flaherty stated. “In these vivid and sunny lockdown days with the air contemporary and the birdsong in all places, Matt and his household needs to be left alone to take pleasure in outing amidst the pure spring splendor.”

Added novelist Denise Deegan, “I feel it’s an Irish factor. We don’t need anybody who’s a star to assume that we’re in any approach sycophantic.”

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