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.
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.
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.
We feel a movie marathon coming on…