Tom Cruise is set to discover some exciting new Irish ancestry on his visit to Dublin next week.

The 50 year-old actor is jetting in to the capital next Wednesday to promote his latest flick, Oblivion. Tom is scheduled to be presented a Certificate of Irish Ancestry from the Department of Foreign Affairs, which well and truly confirms Tom's Irish pedigree.

New genealogy research commissioned by The Gathering will be revealed next Wednesday that proves Tom Cruise is more Irish than we thought.

Although the Hollywood actor can trace his roots to Kilteevan, Co. Roscommon through the Mapother family, new in-depth research has revealed that there is another branch of his family that lived in Co. Dublin, a definitive blood line.

Tom Cruise's visit to Ireland will be hosted by Universal Pictures International Ireland. “We are thrilled Tom is returning to Ireland to launch his latest movie, Oblivion. It's a huge bonus that we can share this new information with Tom about his Dublin heritage" said the studio's Irish General Manager, Dave Burke.

Also accompanying Tom on his visit are director Joseph Kosinki and leading lady, former Bond girl, Olga Kurylenko. The premiere, in Dublin's Savoy Cinema, is set to be one of the biggest red carpet events ever seen in the city.