Tuesday 20 March 2018

Revealed: The most filmed locations in Ireland... did you spot them in the cinema?

Charleville Forest Castle
Charleville Forest Castle
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

IRELAND ranks only above Russia, Portugal and Austria as a film location but various spots around the country have featured in some big name productions. Did you spot your local landmark in any of these movies?

1. Kilmainham Gaol

The Stonebreaker's Yard at Kilmainham Gaol.

Featured in: The Italian Job, The Escapist, The Whistle Blower

2. Dublin Castle

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Dublin Castle. Photo: Gerry Mooney

Featured in: Northanger Abbey, Barry Lyndon, Penny Dreadful

3. Kilruddery House

Kilruddery House

Featured in: P.S. I Love You, The Tudors, Angela's Ashes

4. Henrietta Street

7 Henrietta Street

Featured in: Ripper Street, Foyle's War

5. The Sally Gap

Cyclists make their way through the frosty Sally Gap, Co Wicklow Picture Frank Mc Grath

Featured in: The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse, Laws of Attraction, The Honeymooners

6. Dublin Airport

Dublin Airport. Stock image

Featured in: Educating Rita, Love Rosie, Flight of the Doves

7. St Stephen's Green

St Stephen’s Green Park stock image

Featured in: Michael Collins, Scarlett, The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne

8. Trinity College

Trinity College Dublin

Featured in: Meet the Ancestors, Byzantium, Educating Rita

9. Powerscourt Estate

The Powerscourt Estate in Co Wicklow

Featured in: Excalibur, Love Rosie, The Count of Monte Christo

10. Charleville Forest Castle

Charleville Forest Castle

Featured in:Becoming Jane, Northanger Abbey, Most Haunted

In total Ireland is listed as the location for 2,527 movies and TV shows.

Financial services website GoCompare compiled the data based on IMD filming locations, more detail on their website.

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