See Ireland through Ed Sheeran's eyes in his video for Galway Girl

Ed Sheeran has released the video for his hit song 'Galway Girl' and the Irish city is the star of the show, writes Denise O'Donoghue.

Shot completely by Ed himself, it's a unique look at Ireland through the singer's eyes.

First we see Ed on stage at Dublin's 3 Arena.

See Ireland through Ed Sheeran's eyes in his video for Galway Girl

After the show he hops in a car and goes to Galway.

See Ireland through Ed Sheeran's eyes in his video for Galway Girl

A quick trip to the jacks of O'Connells Bar sees him bumping into two of Ireland's funniest men: Tommy Tiernan and Hector Ó hEochagáin.

See Ireland through Ed Sheeran's eyes in his video for Galway Girl

He returns to the pub and meets the star of the video: Saoirse Ronan.

See Ireland through Ed Sheeran's eyes in his video for Galway Girl

They move to O'Connor's Bar for a game of darts, but a stray dart finds the back of a threatening figure: Peter Coonan, best known to Irish people as Fran in Love/Hate.

See Ireland through Ed Sheeran's eyes in his video for Galway Girl

They run away, and meet a troop of Irish dancers.

See Ireland through Ed Sheeran's eyes in his video for Galway Girl

Ed spends some time taking selfies with fans in the street.

See Ireland through Ed Sheeran's eyes in his video for Galway Girl

We see Ed getting his now infamous 'Galway Grill' tattoo, as chosen by prankster Saoirse.

See Ireland through Ed Sheeran's eyes in his video for Galway Girl

Next we follow the pair to a trad session in The Herons Rest.

See Ireland through Ed Sheeran's eyes in his video for Galway Girl

While enjoying themselves among the crowd, Ed accidentally spills his pint over a familiar person in the crowd. It's Peter Coonan again, and he's not impressed.

See Ireland through Ed Sheeran's eyes in his video for Galway Girl

After Ed regains consciousness, he returns home with Saoirse.

See Ireland through Ed Sheeran's eyes in his video for Galway Girl

As the video draws to a close, a special mention appears for the real star of the clip: the city of Galway.

See Ireland through Ed Sheeran's eyes in his video for Galway Girl

Ed thanks the Nest Boutique Hostel-Galway, Galway City Council, and An Garda Síochána, Mill Street.

Watch the full video here:

Wonder how Ed filmed it? He shared a behind-the-scenes photo last night.

    Full list of those who appear in the video

  • Beoga
  • Peter Coonan
  • Laurence Kinlan
  • Tommy Tiernan
  • Hector Ó hEochagáin
  • Johnny O'Connor
  • Damian Browne
  • Andrew Browne
  • Ronan Loughney
  • Kieran Marmion
  • David Panter
  • Hession School of Irish Dance
  • Matthew Gardiner
  • Claire Greaney
  • Tattoo artist: Brian Power @power.tattoo

  • Ceili dancers: Leona Donoghue, Aoife Lyons, Elaine Moylan, Anna Sheil, Roisin Corrigan, Rebecca Connelly, Eleanor Burke, Lynne McNally

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