Amazing iconic film locations you can visit in Ireland


Calling all movie buffs and travel lovers! Planning a weekend away with your friends or loved-ones? Then we may have just the places you would love to go…right here at home in Ireland.

Discover Ireland have compiled a great list of Ireland’s most famous film locations; from Kerry to Dublin, there’s something in there for everyone!

Here are some great locations for you to check out next time you’re in these counties:

Visit Skellig Michael near Valentia in the Kingdom of Kerry which was featured in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The island is the home of an historic Christian monastery and is well worth a visit!

Michael Collins, Brave Heart, Far & Away – is there any movie filmed in Ireland NOT in the beautiful Co. Wicklow? There are different routes you can take to spot all your favourite film locations; Braveheart Drive and The Michael Collins Drive!

Another favourite for film directors, Dublin is featured in a huge amount of movies. Oscar-winning Once is set in the heart of the city while Trinity College was the setting for 1983’s Educating Rita starring Michael Caine.

Michael Collins, The War of the Buttons and The Wind That Shakes The Barley are all set in the Rebel County of Ireland. Amazing backdrops and a fascinating history make Cork not only an ideal film setting – but also the perfect weekend away!