One Direction star Niall Horan takes ‘a box of Ireland’ on tour to remind him of home
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One Direction star Niall Horan takes ‘a box of Ireland’ on tour to remind him of home

NIALL HORAN has revealed how he likes to “keep it Irish” on tour with a box containing some of his favourite things about home.

The former One Direction star made the revelation to Ryan Tubridy during an appearance on the Late Late Show where he was presented with a hamper of Irish goodies.

The Mullingar musician was only too happy to receive the box containing Irish favourites like rashers, biscuits and a few bags of crisps thrown in for good measure.

Speaking to Tubridy later on the show, the 26-year-old talked about how he takes a “box of Ireland” on the road with him to help remind him of home.

"There's always bits lying around. Someone will give me an Ireland football or rugby jersey,” he said. “It’s great, it’s nice to keep it Irish."

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Asked to name the one thing he missed most about Ireland when he was away, Horan had little hesitation in referencing an Irish culinary classic.

"Chicken fillet rolls,” he said.

“When I come home I bring bags of rock shandy home with me, Club Orange. Keeping it country."

Horan’s appearance also saw him pay tribute to the staff and patients of Our Lady's Children's Hospital in Dublin, Ireland's largest paediatric hospital, who also appeared on Friday’s edition Late Late Show.

"It’s incredible," he said. "I went in there a few Christmases ago now, I need to go back in again actually. The work that they do in there is unbelievable.

"When you do something like that, it’s obviously very sad because there are kids in there at Christmas but there’s smiles on their faces and they know that they’re being very well looked after by unbelievable staff and the work that they do in that place is just incredible."

Horan is currently back in Ireland working on a new album set to be released at some point in 2020 and is also embarking on a tour of the US with Lewis Capaldi.

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