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6 Irish film and TV locations you have and haven't heard of

As new Irish film uses the surprising location of a pub to kick off its anti-monster fighting lark, we look at a couple of other Irish film locations used down through the years.

ONE OF THE main locations in the new Irish film  ’Grabbers’ is that oh-so-common of Irish film locations, a pub.

But what other famous film and TV locations are there that didn’t rely on pubs?

6 Irish film and TV locations you have and haven't heard of
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  • Barry Lyndon: Cahir Castle Co. Tipperary

    Source: (Kevin Lawler Flickr/Creative Commons) Stanley Kubrick used several Irish locations for his 1975 adaptation of William Thackeray's novel about a member of the Irish gentry attempting to become a member of the British aritocracy. They included Huntingdon castle in Co. Carlow, which is now home to the 'Temple of Isis' church. After Lyndon deserts the British army and pretends he is an officer, he ends up the German, apologies, Prussian military encampment, which is in fact that most tuetonic of locations, Cahir Castle in Co Tipperary.Source: Kevin Lawler via Flickr/Creative Commons
  • Father Ted: Co Clare

    Source: (2thin2swim Flickr/Creative Commons) Glanquin house, near Kilnaboy, Co Clare, is the private home of the McCormack family but they've started offering tea and guided farm tours for visitors to the house, home to 'Father Ted' in the 1990s Channel 4 series.Source: 2thin2swim via Flickr/Creative Commons
  • Strumpet City: Henrietta Street, Dublin 1

    Source: (Albert Gonzalez/Photocall Ireland) James Plunkett's historical novel of Dublin during the lockout was converted into a TV series in 1980. Henrietta Street served as one of the main locations, where people lived in squalid conditions in the tenements of the time.
  • Far and Away: Killruddery House Co Wicklow

    Source: (LEON FARRELL/PHOTOCALL IRELAND) "I'm not going to a distant world. I'm of Ireland, and I'll stay in Ireland until I die!" Shouldn't have tried to kill the landlord then, eh Joseph Donnelly. With murder in mind the erstwhile hero, played by Tom Cruise, headed to the landlord's house, in this case Killruddery House in Co Wicklow but ended up having to emigrate for his trouble. This 1992 piece of Irish-American schmaltz wasn't the only time the house appeared on the Big Screen. It was also used in the 2006 version of Lassie.Source: LEON FARRELL/PHOTOCALL IRELAND
  • Braveheart: Trim Castle Co Meath

    Source: (andrewcparnell Flickr/Creative Commons) "Excuse me, sire, but there is a very urgent message from York." Nope. Trim, Co Meath. Director Mel Gibson used Trim Location as a stand in for York for his 1995 tale of English arse kicking.Source: andrewcparnell via Flickr/Creative Commons
  • Saving Private Ryan: Ballinesker Beach, Co. Wexford

    Source: (Michael Osmenda Flickr/Creative Commons) Steven Spielberg chose the Co Wexford beach as a stand in for the D-Day landings in Omaha beach after failing to secure permission to film in either Normandy or the UK.Source: Michael Osmenda via Flickr/Creative Commons

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