Ireland has been a hot spot for celebrities for many a year now, but especially this summer, and the latest Hollywood face to grace us with their presence is "Glee" star Chris Colfer.

The actor is most well known for playing Kurt Hummel in the hit Ryan Murphy series and even won a Golden Globe and SAG award for the role.

Now he's in Ireland for a new project, which he didn't share details on, and he popped into Treacy's Pub & Restaurant in Portlaoise for a bite to eat.

The staff were thrilled to see the singer and actor in the bar, and took to social media to share some snaps with him.

They 'gleefully' wrote: "We were absolutely GLEEIightful to have the fantastic Chris Colfer dine with us yesterday 😊

"For the few that don't know who Chris is, he had played the part of Kurt Hummel in the multi-winning awards series Glee for many years, and at the moment is filming locally."

Niall Treacy added when speaking to Geek Ireland that Chris was "a lovely guy" who had a "nice word for everyone."

We were absolutely GLEEIightful to have the fantastic Chris Colfer dine with us yesterday 😊 For the few that don't know...

Posted by Treacy's Pub & Restaurant on Saturday, July 6, 2024

In recent times, Chris has taken a step back from his acting work to create the sci-fi book, "Roswell Johnson Saves The World," which he just completed a book tour for.

The synopsis describes the book: "11-year-old Roswell Johnson is obsessed with conspiracies about extraterrestrial life, an interest he inherited from his late father, who aptly named Roswell after the infamous UFO crash in Roswell, New Mexico. 

"When Roswell is accidentally abducted by aliens, his biggest dream comes true—he learns that aliens are real! 

"But when he discovers Earth is in grave danger, he must join forces with a team of quirky extraterrestrials, including two bickering Grays, a humorless Cyborg, a germophobic Mantis, an overly confident Furgarian, and an over achieving Pleiadean to save his planet from a tyrannical invasion. 

"But can Roswell restore his own faith in humanity and Earth in time to save the world?"

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