Tourism chiefs in Ireland are aiming to cash in on reports of one of the world's most famous couples honeymooning in the country.

Celebrity television star Kim Kardashian and rapper Kanye West reportedly flew into Cork yesterday evening for a supposedly secret getaway after their Italian wedding.

But when rumours spread of the glamorous arrival -still to be confirmed by the newlyweds - scores of teenage fans and inquisitive locals descended on the luxury Castlemartyr Resort.

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The rapper, 36, and reality TV star, 33, took off for a rural retreat after celebrating their weekend wedding with several hundred guests at the 16th-century Fort Belvedere in Florence.

It was the groom's first and the third for his bride.

Tourism Ireland is now hoping to cash in on the worldwide interest in the couple's Irish honeymoon by targeting their massive online fanbase.

"We're working hard to produce a guide for their fans about where they are, or rather where they might be," marketing director Mark Henry said.

"We'd love to be able to give their millions of followers the information so maybe they can follow in their footsteps. It's a global story."

Tourism Ireland is hoping fans eager to get a glimpse into the lives of the rich and famous will maybe follow suit with a trip to the South West.