The local social network sites were buzzing last week after a Dundalk businesswoman posted a picture with Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond, writes Martin Grant. Rachel Arrigan, manager of Mizu Hair and Beauty Salon, posted the picture, below, on Mizu’s Facebook page. Fans of the show were eager to find out if the presenter was in Dundalk, with over two-hundred people liking the picture.
Soon the local sites were alive with rumours that the Top Gear presenter had been in Dundalk and had somehow managed to slip under the celeb-spotters’ radars. However it soon became clear that Hammond did not visit Dundalk. In fact, Rachel met the star during a trip to London.
“For some fun we posted the picture on our Facebook page and things got all out of control,” a staff member at the salon told the Democrat. “Rachel met Richard while she was in London.”