R&B singing sensation Beyonce Knowles took Dublin by storm this week while in town for her worldwide “I Am…” tour.
The “Sasha Fierce” diva played sell-out gigs in Ireland throughout the week, one in Belfast’s Odyssey Arena, and two in Dublin’s O2.
Ireland’s Herald reports that the “Put A Ring On It” singer had Dubliners star struck during her visit as she shopped in local boutiques and cycled her way around the city.
Jay-Z’s superstar wife stopped by the high-end clothing store Chica in Dublin’s Westbury Mall during an Irish shopping spree with her mom, Tina Knowles, and a small entourage.
Beyonce dropped more than €2,000 ($2,821) in the store on designer dresses by Chica, Goddess Lux bracelets, Mawi necklaces and Bijuteri earrings.
"This is our third collection now and watching Beyonce go through the dresses, my heart was just beating in my chest the whole time. I was like, 'This isn't happening,'" said Chica co-owner Mary-Kate Ryan.
Ryan told the Herald that Beyonce was anything but a diva when she arrived at the shop, asking for no special treatment and graciously signing autographs and posing for pictures with her Dublin fans.
"We've had a lot of famous people in before, like Girls Aloud, and they usually ring ahead. But with her, she just walked in with her entourage and didn't ask for the shop to be closed or anything,” said Ryan. “Other people were shopping away while she was in there and she had no problem with it. She was very pleasant.”
The “Crazy in Love” songstress was also interested in doing a bit of sightseeing in Ireland’s capital.
"She was asking us if we could recommend a good beach somewhere and we were telling her how it was really unusual for Dublin to be this hot,” said Ryan.
"We told her to go out somewhere more scenic like the Powerscourt Waterfall in Enniskerry, as she might get some more privacy somewhere like that.”
The star was spotted earlier in the week cycling around Dublin’s Phoenix Park.
Beyonce played her final Irish show on Thursday night, and is now off to England for her next few tour gigs.