Haunted forests, epic battle cries and galaxies far far away … Tourism Ireland encourages people everywhere to come and explore the filming locations that have made Ireland a star
Tourism Ireland has created a new online film showcasing some of the wonderful locations around the island of Ireland where iconic films and TV shows have been shot.
Ireland has been capturing the attention of filmmakers for decades now. With its diverse landscape, dramatic coastline and heritage sites, Ireland is simply a natural in front of the camera! From Star Wars
, Game of Thrones
, to Saving Private Ryan
, Tourism Ireland’s latest video shows prospective visitors around the world where they can experience the real-life places that they’ve only seen on screen!
Titled "Ireland as seen on screen", Tourism Ireland’s latest video was created to remind people everywhere why Ireland is a superstar of the screen! It includes Northern Ireland (‘Game of Thrones Territory’), the Wild Atlantic Way (where two of the Star Wars films were shot), Co Wicklow (where Vikings
was filmed), Trim Castle (which starred in Braveheart) and Co Wexford (where both Brooklyn
and Saving Private Ryan
The film is being promoted through Tourism Ireland’s social platforms, including Facebook (more than 4.38 million fans worldwide), Twitter (521,000 followers) and YouTube
Notes To Editors
- Tourism Ireland is the organisation responsible for promoting the island of Ireland overseas as a leading holiday destination.
- Tourism is the island of Ireland’s largest indigenous industry; responsible for in excess of 4% of GNP in the Republic of Ireland and employing around 325,000 people across the island.
- In 2018, we welcomed around 11.2 million overseas visitors to the island of Ireland (+6% on 2017), delivering revenue of approximately €6.1 billion (+10%).
- Tourism Ireland’s international website is www.ireland.com, 29 market sites available in 11 language versions around the world, which attracted around 20+ million visitors in 2018.