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STAR goes in search of late night kebab snack

HE’S a world superstar but not even Niall Horan can order a restaurant in his native Mullingar to reopen after closing hours.

The One Direction singer jetted back to Ireland earlier this week to spend some time with his family and friends in the build up to the boyband’s sold out shows at Croke Park.

The 20-year-old got to enjoy a few pints with his pals on Thursday night at his local pub and afterwards headed off to the nearby kebab takeaway for a late night snack.

He is one of a string of Irish celebrities, including Hollywood A-lister Colin Farrell, who like to feast on the fast food whenever back in the country.


But Niall was left disappointed this week when he discovered that the diner had already shut for the evening.

“I went for a couple of pints and I bumped into teachers from school, which was nice - I haven’t been home since Christmas so getting a couple of days in there was nice and to spend time with the family,” he said.

“After pints I then went to get a kebab but it was closed - typical,” Niall said speaking on 2FM yesterday ahead of 1D’s sound check.

“It was late at night and closed, so I’m starving (for a kebab).”

The X Factor graduate was last home at Christmas so has been taking in as much as while he is in town on this occasion.

On Thursday afternoon Niall teamed up with Irish rugby international Brian O’Driscoll for a round of golf at the K Club in Kildare and last night before the concert, got to relax with his parents Maura Gallagher and Bobby Horan, as well as his brother Greg and godson Theo backstage.

The One Direction members each have their own dressing room at Croke Park and Niall joined his guests in the dedicated family room behind-the-scenes at the city centre venue.