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Dallas star Patrick Duffy in Ireland to shoot series about his ancestors

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One of the most popular television actors of the 1980s is in Ireland this week filming a new show with his partner for American audiences.

Actor Patrick Duffy, who played Bobby Ewing in the hit series Dallasand his partner Linda Purl, who played Ashley, Fonzie’s girlfriend in The happy days – here to trace Duffy’s Irish roots.

As part of the trip, the couple will be filming a pilot episode of a new TV series that will air in the US next year.

The series Looking for Ireland will shine on Ireland’s rich culture and breathtaking landscape.

The series is being supported by Tourism Ireland and Fáilte Ireland and it aims to encourage Chinese-Irish audiences in the United States to plan their own vacation to Ireland and learn about their heritage.

Viewers will see Duffy and Purl visit Dublin, Cork and Mayo. The pair will be filming at various locations – including Kilmovee in Co Mayo, where Duffy’s ancestors are from.

Both actors will also share photos of their time in Ireland, including a recent visit to Dublin’s O’Donoghue Pub.

Tourism Ireland’s central marketing director, Mark Henry said the filming Looking for Ireland with Duffy and Purl would be a “great way to introduce Ireland”.

He said: “Publicity and broadcasts like this are a key element of Tourism Ireland’s agenda, which encourages travelers from all over to put the island of Ireland on their holiday wish lists.

“Our aim is to encourage the Diaspora community in the United States to follow in the footsteps of Patrick and Linda and return to Ireland to trace their roots – and introduce the magic of visit to Ireland to Americans. compatriots, whether they have Irish DNA in them or not.”

Duffy played a lead role in Dallas from 1978 to 1991, when the show became a worldwide hit and captivated Irish audiences.

In addition to her recurring role in The happy daysPurl has appeared in many hit series including The Waltons, Murder, She Wrote and more recently the US version of Office.

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