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14th Mar 2018

These Are Officially The Top 10 Filming Locations In Ireland


Think of famous movie locations and chances are an image of LA or New York will pop up in your head. Well get rid of that mental pic you traitor and think instead of the fact that more than a few famous films have been shot in Ireland. 

Research by financial services website GoCompare based on IMD filming locations found that Ireland is no.17 when it comes to most-filmed countries, with 2,527 movies and TV shows shot here.

As for where exactly the magic happens? These are the top 10 most-filmed locations across the country.

1. Kilmainham Gaol

Famous films: The Italian Job, The Escapist and The Whistle Blower.

2. Dublin Castle

Famous films: Northanger Abbey, Barry Lyndon and Penny Dreadful.

3. Kilruddery House, Wicklow

Famous films: P.S. I Love You, The Tudors and Angela’s Ashes.

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4. Henrietta Street

Famous films: Ripper Street and Foyle’s War.

5. The Sally Gap, Wicklow

Famous films: The League of Gentlemen’s Apocalypse, Laws of Attraction and The Honeymooners.

6. Dublin Airport

Famous films: Educating Rita, Love Rosie and Flight of the Doves.

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7. St. Stephen’s Green

Famous films: Michael Collins, Scarlett and The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne.

8. Trinity College

Famous films: Meet the Ancestors, Byzantium and Educating Rita.

9. Powerscourt Estate, Wicklow

Famous films: Excalibur, Love Rosie, The Count of Monte Cristo.

10. Charleville Forest Castle, Offaly

Famous films: Becoming Jane, Northanger Abbey and Most Haunted.

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We feel a movie marathon coming on…

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