Donegal village of Ardara transformed for Liam Neeson film

By Fiona Frawley

June 1, 2022 at 11:35am


With local fans managing to catch a glimpse of the Taken star too.

The wee village of Ardara in Donegal has undergone a temporary makeover, as the cast and crew of new movie In the Land of Saints and Sinners have arrived to begin filming.

Shop fronts throughout Ardara have been transformed to take on the appearance of a West Cork village for the film which is set in rural 1970s Ireland.

Fans gathered in the hopes of catching a glimpse of Liam Neeson, who stars in the new film. He said a few quick hellos, including to a woman who introduced herself as Samantha before insisting "sweetheart, I gotta go to work".

Folk in the comments have now begun scripting their own Hollywood movie - Samantha and Liam: the Backstory. 11/10 would watch.

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Facebook page also shared images of the village dotted with vintage cars and people in 70s clothing as filming took place. Despite a bout of heavy rain, the show went on.

In the Land of Saints and Sinners is the story of a newly retired assassin (Neeson), who finds himself drawn into a lethal game of cat and mouse with a trio of vengeful terrorists.

Ciarán Hinds, Colm Meaney, Kerry Condon, Jack Gleeson star alongside Liam Neeson, and according to Donegal Daily, Netflix have already picked up the rights to stream the film.

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