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ENNIS town centre has come to a standstill today as a Stuart Townsend-led cast film for a Hallmark movie on Abbey Street.

It comes following previous filming which took place in the Old Ground Hotel last week, which was turned into a Christmas wonderland for the picture.

Dublin actor Stuart Townsend, the former husband of Oscar-winning actress Charleze Theron, previously starred in films including About Adam, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen starring Sean Connery, and Chaos Theory alongside Ryan Reynolds.

It’s believed this is the first film set to visit Abbey Street Ennis in 52 years. In 1969, Guns In The Heather, starring Glenn Corbett, Alfred Burke and Kurt Russell, filmed on Abbey Street where a car chase took centre stage. An interesting piece of local trivia accompanies this visit, as it was Enzo D’Auria’s first visit to County Clare as he was the chef for the movie set. He would go on to become a prominent businessman with one of his successful takeaway shops located in the place it all began, Abbey Street.

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