Dominic West, star of The Wire, to read out 1916 Proclamation in Ballybunion on Saturday 6 years ago

Dominic West, star of The Wire, to read out 1916 Proclamation in Ballybunion on Saturday

The actor has always proudly spoken about his Irish roots.

Dominic West is looking forward to reading the 1916 Proclamation in Ballybunion on Saturday and says his recitation is a sign of how far relations have come between Ireland and the United Kingdom in the last 100 years.

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West gave an interview to Radio Kerry on Friday, which you can listen to in full here.

The star of The Wire and The Affair will take part in a commemoration of the roles played by The O’Rahilly, Michael Mulvihill and Patrick Shortis in the Easter Rising.

"My mother's parents were both Irish and my father's mother was Irish. I may sound English, and I grew up in England, but like so many millions we'd consider ourselves Irish," the actor said on Friday.

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"We also believe that the fractiousness that came out of the fight for independence means that, 100 years later, we're able to see our common ground."

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