If you – like the rest of us – spent more time than you'd care to admit salivating over The Wire's Jimmy McNulty than paying attention to the show's storyline, then it might be high time you hightailed it to Limerick.
After a long period of deliberation, Dominic West and his wife, Catherine Fitzgerald, have decided not to sell their home Co. Limerick and will, instead, be opening it to the public as an on-trend boutique hotel.
Following the death of Catherine's father, the Fitzgerald family were forced to put Glin Castle on the market due to the cost of its upkeep, but the Daily Mail now reports that there has been a distinct turnaround.
Commenting on the news, The Wire actor confirmed that the castle – worth a staggering €4.6 million – will be staying in the family, saying: "No, we’re not selling any more, I’m happy to report. We’ve done a marvellous U-turn."
"Selling up was absolutely heartbreaking for all of us, especially my mother-in-law and my wife and luckily, we’re reopening it as a hotel, all going well, some time next year," he announced.
And it sounds like the Golden Globe-nominated actor is going to be as hands-on as it gets with the property, which has been in Catherine's family for more than 700 years, revealing: "I’m going to manage it. I want to be in charge or as much as my schedule will allow."
"Obviously there will be someone in place far more experienced and qualified than I coping with the day-to-day. But we want to be there," he insisted. "We’re going to be heavily involved. That’s why we’re moving home to Ireland."
More than happy to call the stunning castle their home, the couple and their four children will now be opening it to the public, and we all feel a trip to Limerick coming on all of a sudden.