The Irish side of Harry Potter
Luna Lovegood's not the only Irish connection!
- VIDEO / ALL LUNA LOVEGOOD'S SCENES IN "HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX" / CLICK HERE
- VIDEO / TRIBUTE TO THE LATE GREAT IRISH ACTOR RICHARD HARRIS / CLICK HERE
- PHOTO GALLERY / HARRY POTTER / CLICK HERE
- STORY / EVANNA LYNCH REVEALS "HARRY POTTER" LOVE SECRET / CLICK HERE
- STORY / DUMBLEDORE BECOMES A REAL-LIFE FATHER AT 68 / CLICK HERE
Irish star Evanna Lynch will carry the flag for Ireland in the new Harry Potter movie, "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince."
Evanna - who plays Luna "Looney" Lovegood - is from Termonfeckin in County Louth, the smallest county in Ireland.
She was just 14 when she beat out thousands of hopefuls for the role in "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix."
Now, aged just 17, she's set to become an even bigger star in the film which premiers in Ireland on July 13 and the U.S. on July 15.
But Evanna's not the only Irish connection in the Harry Potter film.
Fans have emailed us to point us to the numerous Irish references in the series.
Do you know any others? Add your comments at the bottom.
Evanna Lynch as Luna Lovegood
The late Richard Harris as Hogwarts Headmaster Albus Dumbledore
Michael Gambon as the new Albus Dumbledore
Brendan Gleeson as Mad-Eye Moody
Devon Murray as Seamus FinniganFiona Shaw as Petunia Dursley
Domnhall Gleeson (Brendan Gleeson's son) as Bill Weasley (“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows")
Michelle Fairley as Mrs. Granger (“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”)
Main character Seamus Finnigan, a Gryffindor in Harry Potter’s year at Hogwarts and a member of Dumbledore’s Army, is a permanent resident of Ireland.
Mr. and Mrs. Finnigan are Seamus’ parents. Mr. is a Muggle, while the Mrs. is a witch.
Fergus, Seamus’s older cousin, who often "apparates" (magically transports) to annoy him. Are there more Irish names than Seamus and Fergus?!
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