Matt Damon continues to be a good neighbour and lift community spirits by sending a special message to the graduating class of Loreto Abbey secondary school in Dalkey, where he is currently quarantining with his family. 

The Oscar-winning movie star recorded a clip of himself congratulating the sixth class girls on what should have been their final day in school.

Damon said: "Hey this is Matt Damon. I just want to say congratulations to the Loreto Abbey graduating class of 2020.

"You guys are awesome and I am sorry you have to do this from quarantine. Congratulations, what an achievement. Thinking about you."

The Hollywood star, who has been living in the Dublin suburb for the past two months, certainly seems to be enjoying his time in Ireland, despite the restrictions, describing it as a "fairytale". 

Forty-nine-year-old Damon flew into Dublin with his wife, Luciana Barrosa, and their children, Isabella, Gia and Stella, in early March to film Ridley Scott's new movie The Last Duel - but almost immediately the film was shut down under Covid-19 restrictions.

The A-lister and his family have been living in Formula 1 star Eddie Irvine's house ever since and the actor has been spotted around the picturesque seaside village.

Speaking to Spin 103.8's Fully Charged breakfast show on Wednesday morning Damon said: "It's been incredible. This is one of the most beautiful places we've ever been. Obviously what's going on in the world is horrible but I've got my whole family; I'm with my kids and we have teachers with us because we were planning on missing school for about eight weeks. 

"We've got what nobody else has, which is live human beings teaching our kids so we feel guilty. We've got this set-up in this incredible place. It's absolutely gorgeous. Even in the 2km lockdown, we've got trees, and woods and ocean. I can't think of any place you'd rather be in a 2km radius of." 

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