Morrissey made a surprise visit to Dublin on Thursday and was spotted pulling pints behind the bar in a pub located in his father's old stomping ground of The Liberties.

Moz, who perhaps reached his mid-career lyrical nadir with the lines "I will be in the bar with my head on the bar", served pints of Guinness in Thomas House, a rockabilly haven on Thomas Street near Christchurch. His father, Peter, was reared in nearby Fumbally Lane off Clanbrassil Street before moving to Crumlin in the fifties and then to Manchester where Morrissey was born in 1959.  

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Thomas House regular Anthony Griffin told TEN that Morrissey spend three hours in the venue and at one point took to the downstairs stage to mime a song. 

A frequent visitor to the pub, Morrissey did not attend the Choice Music Prize which was taking place just across at the street at the Vicar Street venue and according to Anthony, the former Smiths man was "just on a jolly."

It's been a good week for pop star spotting in Dublin. Moz's visit follows sightings of his old mate Michael Stipe (Morrissey's song Found, Found, Found is said to have been written for the former R.E.M. frontman) earlier this week.

On Wednesday, Adele was seen chasing pavements and having a go on the swings in Merrion Park with her toddler Angelo ahead of her gigs in the 3Arena on Friday and Saturday. 

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