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Sunday 20 August 2017

Reclusive Enya's day on the town with gal pal

She rarely leaves the turrets and towers of her Killiney castle.

But Ireland's most reclusive multi-millionaire star Enya decided to pop out for a spot of window shopping with one of her gal pals.

The Orinoco Flow singer was spotted checking out various boutiques and high street stores on Grafton Street yesterday before nipping past well-known watering hole Bruxelles and heading towards the Westbury Hotel.

The iconic singer kept things simply in a monochrome ensemble teaming a pair of bootcut white jeans with a simple black vest top and cardigan.

It's a very different look from the medieval gowns and robes she used to wear when singing mythical ballads in invented language Loxian.

Her understated ensemble meant most punters were slow to recognise her, but two diehard fans were eagerly waiting by a shop front with pen and paper to grab a quick autograph.

Enya is a notoriously private individual, and despite selling close to 80 million albums worldwide, she usually keeps herself to herself.

Occasionally, the 52-year-old singer can be seen pottering about quaint seaside village Dalkey.

"The Donegal native said she spent years admiring the walls of her castle, which overlooks Dublin Bay, before buying it.

"I lived near the castle for 10 years and often walked past it. From the outside it very much looks like a castle but inside is has a very cosy environment," she said.

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