Popular talk show host Ellen De Generes is set to film an episode of her show 'Ellen' in Dublin during the St. Patrick's day festival.

Crew from the show will descend upon the capital to film for broadcast next week on the talk show. Bord Fáilte have organised the event, as part of an initiative to get big-name celebrities and international media outlets to Ireland to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.

Media like The Huffington Post, The Washington Post and Askmen.com will be present in the capital as well as journalists and freelance reporters from across the world.

“Ireland is blessed to have an event such as St Patrick’s Day which proves such a magnet for publicity and visitors," said Fáilte Ireland spokesperson Ciara Sugrue.

She continued, "as the tourism season starts, it is the perfect advertisement for visiting this country and we will be doing all we can to make sure that tourism benefits as much as possible from the all the colour, variety and energy of the event."

On average 4.5 million tune in to the Ellen show. Crew are scheduled to film pieces in the Guinness Storehouse as well as carry out quirky tasks throughout the city.

The comedienne has marked St. Patrick's Day on her show in previous years, as well as inviting singing family Crystal Swing on as guests and special performers.

The episode will air on March 21st in the USA.