Film stars Johnny Depp and Cillian Murphy caused a stir when they stopped off for lunch in a picturesque Co Westmeath village yesterday. The Hollywood stars were accompanied by acclaimed author JP Donleavy and film director Bob Mitchell at award-winning Weirs Pub and Restaurant in Multyfarnham.
Co-owner of Weirs, Pat Weir, said it was a normal busy Sunday until Mr Donleavy’s son Philip booked a table for nine for 2.30pm.
“One of the waitresses came in and said you will never believe what is going on, Johnny Depp and Cillian Murphy are here,” he recalled. “They were so cool, they were so laid back about it,” Mr Weir remarked. They appeared to enjoy their stay and “even after lunch they had pints. The problem for us was that nobody would leave their tables,” Mr Weir explained.
“Nobody made a fuss till they were leaving.”
As they departed the stars happily signed autographs and posed for pictures. “They are two absolute gentlemen – you couldn’t meet nicer,” said Mr Weir.