Oscar-winning movie star Matt Damon and his family are reportedly preparing to head back home to the United States after quarantining in the south Dublin suburb during the Covid-19 restrictions.

News that the Damons are packing-up to leave Ireland comes by way of the local bakery where the A-lister has become a regular. 

Alongside a picture of The Martian star on the Country Bake's Facebook page was the caption: "Our last visit from Matt and his family for a while. Safe travels! Thanks for bringing some excitement to Dalkey during this pandemic!"

Fans were quick to wish the family good wishes for their journey home with one Facebook user writing: "Safe travels Matt and his family. You brought us tremendous entertainment during the lockdown." 

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 and exercising on nearby Killiney Hill. 

Speaking to Spin 103.8 about his time in Ireland Damon said: "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.

"It feels like a fairytale. When I first came in, people were saying well, 'Bono lives over there, Enya lives over there'."

Recently Damon sent a special message to the sixth year class of Loreto Abbey secondary school in Dalkey telling them they were "awesome" and that he was "sorry" they had to graduate while in quarantine.