Film Incentive WicklowWicklow’s position as the “Hollywood of Ireland” has been given a major boost by the decision of Wicklow County Council to allow for a 100 per cent reduction in development contributions for film studio infrastructure.

The move will encourage the further development of  film-making facilities in County Wicklow.

Councillors, who approved the initiative today (Monday, 5th October) also agreed to make a case to central government for the raising of the cap on the section 481 tax credit scheme and are seeking an extension of the scheme to 2025, to encourage the development of much needed infrastructure for the film industry.

Films shot on location in County Wicklow.


Director: Steven Soderbergh.
Starring: Ewan McGregor
Locations: Russborough House, Blessington

ITV TV series
Director: Robert Quinn
Starring: Hannah Spearritt, Ben Miller, Andrew Lee-Potts, Ben Mansfield, and Alexander Siddig
Locations: Wicklow Head

The Final Furlong
Directed by Agnes Merlet
Starring: Thomas Brodie-Sangster and Rachel Hurd-Wood
Locations: Clermont College, Rathnew.

World 2000 production
Starring: Jamie Campbell Bower, Joseph Fiennes and Eva Green
Locations: Killruddery, Powerscourt, Luggalla Estate, Sally Gap, Brittas Bay.

Director: Nick Willing
Starring: Anna Friel, Rhys Ifans, Charles Dance and Bob Hoskins.
Locations: Blessington Lakes.

Honeymoon for One
Director: Kevin Connor
Starring: Nicolette Sheridan and Greg Wise.
Locations: Enniskerry, Powerscourt.

Chasing Leprechauns
Starring: Adrian Pasdar and Amy Huberman
Location: Redcross

Stella Days
Director: Thaddeus O’Sullivan
Starring:Amy Huberman, Marcella Plunkett,  Tom Hickey,  Martin Sheen and Stephen Rea
Locations: Powerscourt Waterfall, Newcastle.

RTE TV Drama
Location: Bray


Dragnet: A feature film starring Peter Mullan and Gary Lewis. Shot in Wicklow Town

Short Films: 'Torramh', 'After This', 'Marian and the Princess.

Advertisements: Vodaphone and Kerrygold.

Always: RTE Television series filmed in Bray.

There are a number of feature films and Television series in preparation to go into production soon:

Isidingo: Well known South African Soap Series shooting several episodes around County Wicklow.

The Tudors: Television series based in Ardmore Studios and starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers.

Becoming Jane: Starring Anne Hathaway, Maggie Smith and Julie Walters.

A Tiger's Tale: Feature film to be directed by John Boorman and starring Brendan Gleeson.

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