Joe Manganiello has revealed his ancestors are from Co. Cork.
The American actor and his wife Sofia Vergara have been enjoying a trip around Ireland as he films for a new TV show.
Sharing photos from his trip to Instagram on Monday, the 44-year-old wrote: “In a surprise turn of events, I found out last year that my brother and I were significantly Irish and then serendipitously, I wound up getting offered a great job in Ireland.”
“Well, this past weekend I had some time off from the show and flew Sofía over to join me in exploring the land of my ancestors… Cork.”
“As you can see we ventured out to Schull and Mizen Head stopping by to pay respects to the 3,000 year old Drombeg stone Druid Circle.”
“The critically acclaimed series, Finding Your Roots is currently putting together my family tree including the specifics to my Irish heritage along with the rest of my complicated blood line… so stay tuned for an announcement of the air date and time.”
“In the meantime enjoy these pics… 🇮🇪 ☘️”, he added.
Joe and Sofia, who plays Gloria in Modern Family, came to Ireland with their beloved pooch Bubbles.
During their trip, the couple visited Shanahan’s restaurant in Dublin, and some local hotspots in Galway.
They also visited the famous Jackie Lennox’s chipper in Fitzgerald’s Park in Cork, delighting locals.