Why ‘Dancing with the Stars' Shannen Doherty loves Ireland

“Dancing with the Stars” contestant Shannen Doherty visits Ireland on a regular basis.

The actress was in Ireland last November with her boyfriend, photographer Kurt Iswarienkio, and told the Irish media she loves the country of her ancestors very much.

Doherty appeared on the Late Late Show, Ireland’s longest running talk show, in November where she spoke about her love of her Irish heritage and her life as an actress.

 She told host, Ryan Tubridy, that she had a great time visiting Ireland and really loved Dublin.

“There’s a really great buzz around the city, it’s contagious,” she said.

 Doherty was happy and easy going when Ryan poked fun at her for her role as Irish American spoilt kid, Brenda Walsh, on the 90’s drama, “90210.”

Doherty said they were some of the best days of her life, playing Brenda, and although she didn’t have the same luxurious upbringing as her character, Doherty said at the time she could relate to the issues (especially with boys) Brenda was experiencing.

Doherty will compete to stay on the “Dancing with the Stars” show this coming Monday.