An Irish man has been dubbed “The Irishman of the Year” after he managed to get the Irish Tourism Board to accept his story about how he spent Christmas with his family.
In a video posted to Facebook on Wednesday, the man explained how he took his family on holiday to Ireland, and even booked a boat to visit Ireland’s Lake Liffey.
He also said that he had been able to book a boat for the family to visit Lake Liffs, as he wanted to see “the beautiful scenery and the people.”
He also claimed that his family “was just overwhelmed” by the generosity of the holidaymakers.
The man, whose name was withheld by The Associated Press, was invited to the holidaymaker’s home for a Christmas dinner.
The Irish Times reported that the man, who does not identify himself, told the paper that he wanted his family to be “happy and relaxed” during the holiday.
He said he wanted the family “to enjoy the family holidays together.”
The man’s video description of the Christmas dinner went viral on social media.
A video posted by the IrishmanOfTheYear (@irishmanoftheyear) December 31, 2017 The man said that his wife and children were in Ireland, but that he could not travel to see them due to a “health and safety emergency.”
He added that he hoped his family would enjoy “a wonderful holiday.”
“We would love to see you all happy and relaxed, we are really hoping to see the whole family in the next couple of days,” the man said.
He did not provide a reason why the family had been invited to his home.
The holidaymaker also claimed to have booked a flight from London to Ireland on December 28.
He wrote on Facebook that he would have to spend a week at home “before I can fly back to Ireland” due to “unforeseen circumstances.”
He wrote that he has also “got a couple of tickets to see Lake Lays” for the weekend, and added that the “people in Ireland are lovely.”