6 reasons why Ed Sheeran loves Ireland

And why Ireland loves Ed!

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Everybody’s favourite ginger-haired singer has an incredible love for the island of Ireland – and the feeling is mutual! Here’s why…

1 Ed may have been born in West Yorkshire in England, but his family hails from Ireland. His grandmother, Nancy, was born in Gorey, County Wexford, where she still lives today. Indeed, the song Nancy Mulligan from his new album, Divide, is dedicated to her. Ed's cousin, Laura, meanwhile had the man himself as guest of honour at her wedding in Spiddal, County Galway.