TV cook Donal Skehan has bid a heartfelt goodbye to his home in Howth, Co Dublin  as he heads off to Los Angeles for a new chapter in his career.

The presenter and his wife, Sofie Larsson, are relocating to the US for work, and to mark the occasion, the Dubliner has reminisced about the past six years they spent living in Howth.

He posted a picture of the couple in front of their house on Instagram and wrote: "6 years and amazing memories at 27 Main Street, Howth - we said our goodbyes yesterday to the house which was our first home, the place all my shows were shot, where our neighbours were never short of a big hello, where Max came home to for the first time

"Where we first came home to as a married couple, where we grew veggies out the back all summer long, where the best cliff walks started and finished and where we cooked some of the best dinners and enjoyed the best nights in with friends and family, celebrating birthdays, engagements, babies, anniversaries and more.

"A huge thank you to everyone who crossed the threshold and enjoyed the place as much as we did, for now though it's goodbye to our little Howth home..."

The 29-year-old food writer has said he is moving to the US because he wants his work to reach a "wider audience".

He told The Herald: "We've done some amazing things in Ireland and now it's time to do what we do to a wider audience. We've a few friends and my uncle lives out there so it won't be too lonely.

"We have a few exciting things in the pipeline and we've a new series with the Food Network in the works."