CHRIS O’DOWD has received a warm reaction online after requesting pictures of the west coast of Ireland to help alleviate feelings of homesickness.
The IT Crowd actor is believed to be spending lockdown with his wife Dawn O’Porter and their two young sons Arthur and Valentine.
O’Dowd stars in the US TV series Get Shorty, meaning he spends much of his time away from Ireland.
While his current location is unconfirmed, it would appear that the Boyle-born star is pining for home after putting out a request for pictures on Twitter.
“Homesick today,” he wrote.
“Can anyone in the west of Ireland send me big sexy photos of landscapes please.”
Homesick today. Can anyone in the west of ireland send me big sexy photos of landscapes please.
— chris o'dowd (@BigBoyler) April 12, 2020
Friends, fans and followers were only too happy to oblige with the replies to O’Dowd’s original tweet awash with stunning imagery of Ireland at its best.
Ireland's Minister for the Diaspora & International Development, Ciaran Cannon, led the responses with a breathtaking picture of Sligo.
"Keep safe wherever you are," Cannon wrote alongside it.
Sligo. Keep safe wherever you are. pic.twitter.com/LgAHXvPuOF
— Ciaran Cannon (@ciarancannon) April 13, 2020
There was a beautiful picture of the sky over Inverin.
Inverin. Light in the Western Sky. pic.twitter.com/C58HR38Sko
— IrelandCan (@YesIrelandCan) April 14, 2020
Sligo councillor Marie Casserly posted a picture of a sunshine soaked Streedagh.
Sunshine on Streedagh, North Sligo. pic.twitter.com/iof8uN6JFU
— Cllr Marie Casserly (@Marie_Casserly) April 14, 2020
And there was a breathtaking picture of Benbulben.
— wildatlanticway (@wildatlanticway) April 14, 2020
Ireland's National Tourism Development Authority couldn't decide on one photo so instead provided four.
Home thoughts for #WhenWeTravelAgain ..
Ardmore, Co #Waterford
Lough Nafooey, Co #Galway
Lough Key, Co #Roscommon
Great Blasket Island, Co #Kerry@discoverirl @poloconghaile #WildAtlanticWay #IrelandsAncientEast #IrelandsHiddenHeartlands pic.twitter.com/8vI5aYqQxJ
— Fáilte Ireland (@Failte_Ireland) April 14, 2020
Fiona Whelan Prine, the Irish-born widow of John Prine, who died from coronavirus, also provided a heartwarming picture.
— Fiona Whelan Prine (@FionaPrine) April 13, 2020
Musician Niall Breslin provided this stunning photo of Lough Derravaragh.
— Niall Breslin (@nbrez) April 13, 2020
Photographer Eddie Lee, meanwhile, offered up these stunning shots.
Glendale Co Leitrim and Mullaghmore pic.twitter.com/J64RwOp5dn
— Eddie Lee (@EdSligo) April 13, 2020
CNN's Donie O'Sullivan posted pictures from Kerry.
— Donie O'Sullivan (@donie) April 12, 2020
While no collection of photos from across Ireland would be complete without the Cliffs of Moher.
Cliffs of Moher, Co.Clare, Storm Ciara, 2020 pic.twitter.com/DBTApSAPm8
— Elaine Farrell (@FoolinInDoolin) April 13, 2020
Or Connemara for that matter.
— Røbbie Døyle🇮🇪🇺🇦🇸🇩 (@Doyle1876) April 13, 2020
These replies were only the tip of the iceberg too, with people from across Ireland and beyond sharing stunning pictures of Ireland at its most idyllic.
Stay safe, stay strong and most of all, stay at home.