Sex and the City actor posts video supporting inaugural 'Cavan Day'

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Elaine Keogh

Actor Chris Noth, best known for playing Mr Big in TV series Sex and the City, is one of numerous famous people supporting the first ever ‘Cavan Day' today.

The actor traced his ancestors to Knockbride, Co Cavan and visited the area in 2016 while filming for the genealogy series ‘Who Do You Think You Are'.

For Cavan Day he recorded a special video greeting which was shared on Facebook and Twitter.

In it he says: “My great, great, great grandfather was a descendent and resident of Co Cavan. I am proud to be associated with your great county.

“I hope your celebration is grand and I wish you all the best. I am proud to be a member in your esteemed, elite community. Be well and all my best wishes.”

Completely online, Cavan Day is a celebration of Cavan, its’ people, friends, history and global cultural imprint.

It replaces the planned ‘Cavan Calling’ festival which has been pushed back until next year.

For the day, Cavan people and their descendants are asked to don the Cavan colours and share messages, photos or treasured memories of trips home or their family tree.

By this morning it had over 3 million impressions on the #CavanDay hashtag and reached 1.5 million unique users on Twitter.

Among the nostalgia on the Facebook page is a famous Cavan Cola ad as well as memories of growing up in Cavan Town from Dr Colm Henry, Chief Clinical Officer with the HSE.

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