Originally from Sligo town, Kian Egan bought his parents a house in Strandhill with his first Westlife pay cheque when he was 21 and has since returned to the village to live with his wife and kids.

“I bought a family home for my mum and dad. I have three brothers and three sisters so there are seven of us. We had a niece living with us at the time. I was like, ‘look we are all crammed into this little three-bedroom house, I’ve made money, let’s buy a house,’” he tells us.