Tom Cruise’s Irish Roots Explored ahead of his Ireland Visit

Hollywood Superstar Tom Cruise will arrive in Ireland tomorrow for a brief stopover to promote his new film, Oblivion.

Due to arrive in Dublin on Wednesday morning, Cruise will record an interview for RTE’s “Late Late Show” before he takes to the carpet at the Irish premiere of “Oblivion”, a science fiction film based on the Radical Comics novel, which sees Cruise play former Marine Commander Jack Harper, who works on a post-apocalyptic Earth as a repairman.

Whilst in Ireland, Tom Cruise shall also be getting in touch with his Irish roots, and between recordings, interviews and premieres will receive a certificate of Irish Ancestry from the department of Foreign Affairs.

The Irish Gathering 2013, which is assisting and encouraging the Irish Diaspora to explore their roots this year through inviting many home for Ireland Vacations and organised gathering events throughout the year, has commissioned the genealogical research which demonstrates the definite connection and show the Irish roots on his father’s side in Kilteevan, County Roscommon, as well as in Dublin.

Born Tom Cruise Mapother IV, his ancestry on his father’s side through both the Mapother and Cruise families has ties in County Roscommon and County Dublin, and although the Mapther family were original from Dorset, they have been in Ireland since Elizabethan times, and Cruise’s great-great grandmother, who emigrated to the United States in the mid 19th Century, was the last Mapother ancestor to live in Ireland.

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