Meet Alex the Fox - Kildare's latest celebrity who likes to dine out in Maynooth

The friendly madra rua dropped by Bistro 53 in Maynooth last night

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Meet Alex the Fox  - Kildare's latest celebrity who likes to dine out in Maynooth

The well known fox pictured last night outside Bistro 53

Forget Bono, George Clooney or Tom Cruise - Maynooth has it's own celebrity and man about town - Alex the Fox.

The fox is a regular visitor and is often spotted scouting the various restaurants and pubs for food in the evening. 

"This fella is a local in the town. He is pretty much here every night. He's friendly and comes in around the tables in front of the Bistro looking for food. He is a bit of celebrity. He goes around the town for a few hours and moves up the street. There was a good crowd out last night with all the students in Brady's across the road," said Bistro 53 owner, Alan Moldovan.

"He just came over and we took a picture of him. People are always taking pictures of him."    

The Bistro 53 staff have taken a shine to Alex and even came up with the name for him.