Hollywood darling Saoirse Ronan was in Derry last weekend to show a friend around the city.

The ‘Lady Bird’ star is no stranger to the Maiden City, having presented the Turner Prize here in 2013 during the City of Culture year.

But keen to know more about the history of the Walled City she enlisted the help of City Tours to see all the sites.

The Golden Globe winner and her friend were shown around by tour guides Charlene McCrossan and Garvin Kerr on Saturday.

Dressed down in a parka jacket and woolly hat, Saoirse went largely unnoticed by the locals until she went into Foyleside.

“She said she loved Derry and she wanted to show her friend Jack the city,” explained Ms McCrossan.

“She was lovely and down to earth and said her dad had a friend from Derry.

“On The Walls no one noticed her- she had a coat and a hat on and she just looked like any other visitor- but a few people recognised her in Foyleside.”

City Tours are no stranger to A-list clients with Will Ferrell and Susan Boyle having previously taken the tour with the company’s founder, the late Martin McCrossan.

After the tour the Academy Award nominee headed to Sandinos Bar to soak up some more of the famous Derry atmosphere.

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