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Historical, Costume & Period Dramas for Saint Patrick’s Day

Historical, Costume & Period Dramas for Saint Patrick's Day

Saint Patrick’s Day is widely known in additional nations than some other nationwide pageant. What higher approach for a interval drama lover to have fun than with a historic or costume drama, that pays tribute to the sweetness and power of Eire?

The record of interval movies under have been both filmed in Eire, are concerning the Irish or Eire, or star Irish-born actor; you may be positive to seek out one thing that’s good to observe this St. Patrick’s Day or anytime you need to join with the Irish spirit. For most of the interval dramas, We’ve included the filming places in Eire; these not famous have been filmed outdoors of Eire.

Click on on the title of the film or tv mini-series to observe the interval drama on-line or purchase the DVD. A number of of the titles aren’t out there to stream and aren’t on DVD, however could also be aired on tv networks just like the BBC, so maintain your eyes open for these.

Round 80 titles are under, however we need to spotlight Insurrection (2016). We have been going to write down a full assessment of this collection, however RTE (Eire’s public broadcaster like PBS) explains it completely under.

We’ll simply say that ordinarily we don’t gravitate to recommending something with vital violence, however the compelling human narrative right here, woven primarily by means of the lives of three ladies with totally different backgrounds who play an essential position in Eire’s wrestle to free itself from British rule, overshadow the moments which are difficult to observe. (In case you are delicate you can skip the third episode which is probably the most intense, and nonetheless comply with the story.) All through the interval drama, these three primary characters push again towards the unfairness they expertise as ladies dwelling within the early 1900s, giving dimension to this second in time.

Made to mark the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising, Revolt was criticized for being an excessive amount of of a melodrama, and for providing scenes that might be from “Downton Abbey if both of them handled the heartbreak of Irish historical past.” We expect it’s a case of the viewers being extra okay with this stuff than the critics, and have the sensation that our readers particularly will reply positively to Riot’s strengths: the superb appearing, detailed units, and punctiliously researched costumes by Allison Byrne, amongst them.

Rebel, courtesy RTE

Concerning the collection: The five-part 1916 commemorative drama Revolt begins with the outbreak of World Warfare I. As expectations of a brief and superb marketing campaign are dashed, social stability is eroded and Irish nationalism involves the fore. The tumultuous occasions that comply with are seen via the eyes of a gaggle of pals from Dublin, Belfast and London as they play very important and conflicting roles within the narrative of Eire’s independence. Some prioritize household loyalties; some are motivated by the noblest of beliefs or opportunism, whereas others take up arms, ready to sacrifice every little thing for the dream of a greater society.

The story is advised from the views of women and men of their time. Husbands and wives. Little kids. Brothers and sisters. Via these fictional characters, we dramatize the expertise of dwelling by way of a time of violent upheaval.

There are factors within the historical past of all nations when lives are torn aside by tumultuous political occasions. Factors when individuals have been pressured to take sides. Factors when societies unleash violent assault from fundamentalist extremists or political zealots. Revolt is a drama that exhibits us what it feels wish to be caught up in such occasions.

Rebel, courtesy RTE


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We meet Elizabeth (Charlie Murphy), a younger middle-class Irish lady, a scholar physician. Idealistic and a campaigner for ladies’s rights she abandons her lifetime of privilege, to dedicate herself to the revolutionary trigger. Her dissolute libertine brother, Harry, (Michael Ford-Fitzgerald) watches from the aspect, enthralled by the motion however solely in spending his time extra usefully pursuing life’s pleasures.

Arthur (Barry Ward) is an Irishman who enlisted as a soldier within the British Military to battle the Germans to be able to help his household, however who finds himself preventing his personal brother (Jimmy -Brian Gleeson, a socialist revolutionary) on the streets of Dublin. Frances O’Flaherty (Ruth Bradley), is the earnest and dedicated republican who is decided to battle for her nation regardless of the prices to herself and her countrymen. We meet Charles (Tom Turner), a British administrator, who finds he has extra sympathy together with his adopted nation than the Empire that employs him. Might (Sarah Greene), is a civil servant working in Dublin Citadel. Her romantic entanglement with Charles appears like betrayal to her Irish friends. George (Andrew Simpson), Belfast born, Protestant, is a barrister with republican leanings. These are just some of the complicated, numerous characters that function in our multi-stranded drama.

The collection covers the occasions of 1916, starting with the Easter Rising in Dublin. The characters cross paths with well-known figures from historical past. Actual-life characters from the time, resembling Pearse, Connolly, DeValera, Countess Markievicz, Dr. Kathleen Lynn, are current within the drama and the context of the storytelling displays the social, cultural and political occasions of the time. Revolt is a drama, not a historical past lesson. It’s about displaying how individuals, in extraordinary occasions, are in Yeats’ phrases ‘modified completely.’

Rebel is AVAILABLE to STREAM

Rated TV-MA

Each Season 1 and a couple of are at present on Netflix.


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Interval Dramas to Stream on St. Patrick’s Day


Agnes Browne (1999): Angelica Huston shines on this trustworthy, humorous and affecting portrait of a 1960’s Dublin widow decided to offer her seven youngsters one of the best schooling and life potential.

Starring Anjelica Huston, Marion O’Dwyer, Ray Winstone, Arno Chevrier, Gerard McSorley, Tom Jones.

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shamrock-greenAlbert Nobbs (2011): To have the ability to lead an unbiased and free life, industrious however introverted Albert hides a secret from the world, particularly his fellow employees at a Dublin lodge. The encounters with decorator Hubert Web page gasoline Albert’s goals, not solely of a greater life, however of with the ability to share it with somebody particular. Based mostly on the brief story by Irish writer George Moore (1852-1933), and nominated for Three Academy Awards, Albert Nobbs is “a stunning and shocking transfer.” (A.O. Scott, The New York Occasions) Award-winning actress Glenn Shut provides a “powerhouse efficiency” (New York Submit) as a lady who passes as a person so as to work and survive in 19th century Eire.

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Starring Glenn Shut, Antonia Campbell-Hughes, Mia Wasikowska, Jonathan Rhys Meyers. Set within the Victorian period.

Filming places embrace Iveagh Gardens, Dublin, County Dublin, Eire, Dublin Fort, Dublin, County Dublin, Eire, Dún Laoghaire, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, County Dublin, Eire, County Wicklow, Eire, Marlay Park, and Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, County Dublin, Eire.

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shamrock-greenAngela’s Ashes (1999): Life in impoverished Melancholy-era Eire holds little promise for younger Frank McCourt, the oldest son in a tightly-knit household. Dwelling by his wits, cheered by his irrepressible spirit, and sustained by his mom’s fierce love, Frank embarks on an inspiring journey to beat the poverty of his childhood and attain the land of his goals: America.

Starring Emily Watson, Robert Carlyle, Joe Breen, Ciaran Owens, Michael Legge. Set within the 1930 an 1940s.

Filming places embrace County Cork, Eire, County Dublin, Eire, County Limerick, Eire, County Wicklow, Eire, and Kilruddery Home, Bray, County Wicklow, Eire. The road with the railroad tracks is Rainsford Road, Dublin, Eire.

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shamrock-greenAristocrats (1999) BBC: The tv mini-series exhibits us 18th-century England and Eire seen by way of the eyes of 4 lovely high-born sisters. The Lennox sisters, raised at courtroom, charming and intelligent, had the eighteenth century world at their ft. Theirs is a real story of excessive politics, catastrophe and household solidarity, with the added frisson that all the things that occurs to them happens inside the actuality of a very turbulent time in historical past. They might not however be enriched by the revolutionary modifications that occurred. Proven on PBS Masterpiece.

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Starring Siân Phillips, Alun Armstrong, Ben Daniels, Serena Gordon, Anne-Marie Duff, Toby Jones, Jodhi Might, Geraldine Somerville. Set between 1740 and 1832 within the Georgian period. 

Filmed solely in Eire, Aristocrats consists of scenes shot at Carton Home, Emily and Lord Kildare’s nation property close to Dublin, with its unusual seashell cottage. Filming places embrace Dublin, Wicklow, Meath, and Louth. Eire. To be able to make it seem like the south of England they took down the colour to make all of it much less inexperienced outdoors the home windows.


shamrock-greenBarry Lyndon (1975): An Irish rogue wins the guts of a wealthy widow and assumes her lifeless husband’s aristocratic place in 18th-century England. The winner of 4 Academy Awards together with Greatest Cinematography, Artwork Path and Costume Design, Barry Lyndon options Ryan O’Neal as a rags-to-riches Irish gambler and hero-rogue on this lavish adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray’s basic 18th-century novel.

Starring Ryan O’Neal, Marisa Berenson, Patrick Magee, Hardy Krüger, Steven Berkoff. Set within the Georgian period across the time of the Seven Years’ Struggle which was fought between 1755 and 1764, the primary battle occurring within the seven-year interval from 1756 to 1763.

Filming places embrace Carton Home, Maynooth, County Kildare, Eire, Kells, County Meath, Eire (English redcoat military scenes: regiment coaching), Cahir Citadel, County Tipperary, Eire (German army encampment), Huntington Citadel, Clonegal, County Carlow, Eire (John Quinn courting Nora Brady), and Carrick-on-Suir, County Tipperary, Eire (Redmond Barry enlists within the military).

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shamrock-greenTurning into Jane (2007): A biographical portrait of a pre-fame Jane Austen and her romance with a younger Irishman. It’s the untold romance that impressed the novels of one of many world s most celebrated authors. When the dashing Tom Lefroy, a reckless and penniless lawyer-to-be, enters Jane’s life, he offends the rising author’s sense and sensibility. Quickly their clashing egos set off sparks that ignite a passionate romance and gasoline Jane’s dream of doing the unthinkable: marrying for love.

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Starring Anne Hathaway, James McAvoy, Julie Walters, James Cromwell, Maggie Smith, Man Carleton, Philip Culhane, Joe Anderson (VI), Michael James Ford, Jessica Ashworth. Set in 1795 through the Georgian period.

Filming places embrace Metropolis Corridor, Dublin, County Dublin, Eire (Woman Gresham’s ballroom/soprano live performance), Higginsbrook, Trim, County Meath, Eire (Steventon rectory), Charleville Forest Fort, Tullamore, County Offaly, Eire (Woman Gresham’s home interiors), Donabate, County Dublin, Eire (Edward Austen Knight’s seaside home), Kilruddery Home, Bray, County Wicklow, Eire (Woman Gresham’s home exterior), and The Tailors’ Corridor, Dublin, County Dublin, Eire (interiors: ballroom).

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shamrock-greenBloom (2003): Bloom is the enthralling story of June 16th, 1904 in Dublin, Eire and a gateway into the consiousness of its three major characters: Stephen Dedalus, Molly Bloom and the extraordinary Leopold Bloom. In a movie based mostly on James Joyce’s “Ulysses,” a person named Leopold Bloom leaves his residence and goes to the pub. There, he meets a younger poet named Stephen Dedalus. The 2 males share a drink, bond as in the event that they have been father and son, and — later that day — go to a brothel. Within the meantime, Leopold’s lusty spouse, Molly, recollects the couple’s courtship. On the finish of the day, Leopold and Molly get again into mattress and by no means uncover one another’s affairs.

Starring Hugh O’Conor; Angeline Ball; Stephen Rea. Set within the Edwardian period.

“It’s a interval piece that feels completely modern, and never simply due to its representations of anti-Semitism, its references to foot-and-mouth illness, and the truth that on the finish, after the movie has pale to black for the ultimate credit, Bloom is seen stepping out of 1904 and right into a crowded, present-day Dublin. The language stays vigorous, musical, trendy.”

Filmed in Dublin, County Dublin, Eire.

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shamrock-greenBorstal Boy (2000): Irish author and political activist Brendan Behan, is befriended as an adolescent in a British labor camp by a liberal warden. Based mostly on Borstal Boy, a 1958 autobiographical guide by Brendan Behan.

Starring Shawn Hatosy, Danny Dyer, Eamon Glancy, Ian McElhinney, Patricia Leventon. Set in the course of the Second World Conflict.

Filmed in Dublin, County Dublin, Eire.



shamrock-greenBraveheart (1995): William Wallace, a Scottish highlander, unites the 13th Century Scots of their battle to overthrow English rule.

Starring Brian Cox, Mel Gibson, Brendan Gleeson, James Horner, Angus Macfadyen. Set within the Center Ages.

Filming places embrace King John’s Citadel, Trim, County Meath, Eire, Coronation Plantation, County Wicklow, Eire, Dunsoghly Fort, County Dublin, Eire (Edinburgh Fort), Trim Citadel, Trim, County Meath, Eire (York and London scenes), Bective Abbey, County Meath, Eire (London scenes), Dunsany Citadel, County Meath, Eire, Luggala Property, County Wicklow, Eire, and Curragh Plains, County Kildare, Eire (Battle of Stirling Bridge).

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shamrock-greenBrooklyn (2015): In 1950’s rural Eire alternatives are scarce, notably for younger ladies like Eilis Lacey. When given the chance to to migrate to New York, Eilis is aware of she should go, abandoning her mom, sister and residential for the primary time. Brooklyn is Nick Hornby’s adaptation of Colm Tóibín’s best-selling novel of the identical identify. It’s the empowering story of 1 younger lady’s discovery of her personal id and the way the alternatives you make can outline the remainder of your life. It explores the epic theme of 20th century immigration, what it means to uproot your self into an alien tradition, how that modifications you, and what stays steadfastly the identical.

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Starring Saoirse Ronan, Domhnall Gleeson, Emory Cohen, Jim Broadbent, Julie Walters. Set within the post-war period.

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Filming places embrace Wexford, Dublin, Wicklow, Eire.

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shamrock-greenDancing at Lughnasa (1998): Academy Award winner Meryl Streep stars on this superbly filmed story of the loves and losses offive sisters in rural Eire.

The summer time of 1936 is gorgeous, however Europe is on the verge of horrible change. By way of that superb summer time, on the very fringe of Europe, in Ballybeg, Donegal, the Mundy household shelter of their small residence – 5 sisters, on brother and Michael, the love baby of Christina, the youngest sister. The movie is seen by means of the eyes of the boy as he feels the enjoyment and safety of his close-knit clan, however its secrets and techniques and sorrows start to interrupt by way of. They may tear this world aside. The arrival of Gerry, Michael’s father, on his approach to battle for Franco in Spain, unleashes repressed ardour. The Eden of Ballybeg is modified ceaselessly. The reminiscence of that summer time haunts Michael endlessly, reminiscences of affection and loss, of girls dancing, dancing as if their lives trusted it.

Starring Meryl Streep, Catherine McCormack, Sophie Thompson, Kathy Burke, Brid Brennan, Rhys Ifans, Michael Gambon, Darrell Johnston. Set within the Interwar period.

Filmed in Co. Wicklow, Eire.


shamrock-greenDecember Bride (1991): At the start of the 20th century, a younger servant provokes an unbiased Irish farm group by her relationship with two brothers. Pregnant, she refuses to disclose the identify of the daddy.

Decided to enhance her lot in life, Sarah is a proud servant woman who rebels towards her strict upbringing by having amorous affairs with two brothers on the similar time. When she turns into pregnant, Sarah won’t (and a few consider can’t) identify the daddy of her baby. She additionally refuses to marry both brother, selecting to stay with each of them in defiance of her mom and their shocked rural group. As spiritual and social pressures mount and villagers react violently, Sarah and the brothers danger happiness, status and security for his or her daring love.

Starring Saskia Reeves, Brenda Bruce, Cathleen Delaney, Ciarán Hinds, Patrick Malahide, Donal McCann. Set in Eire within the years following World Conflict I and based mostly on the novel by Sam Hanna Bell, December Bride is the story of a younger lady who defies all and redefines love.

Filming places embrace Strangford Lough, County Down, Northern Eire, UK.


shamrock-greenEchoes (1988): A haunting story of affection and friendship in 1950s Eire. The windswept Irish seaside city of Castlebay fills with keen holidaymakers in the summertime, however Clare O’Brien (Garahy), the shopkeeper’s daughter, and David Energy (Hines), the cosseted son of the village physician, dream of escaping their lives there. With the assistance of her instructor Angela O’Hara (James), Clare wins a scholarship to the college in Dublin the place David is learning drugs. Away from the category strictures of Castlebay, Clare and David’s friendship ripens into ardour that leads them inexorably again residence. Can their love survive their households’ disdain, their damaged goals and good-looking Gerry Doyle’s (Stephen Holland) rising obsession with Clare? Based mostly on the novel by Maeve Binchy.

Starring Geraldine James, Siobhan Garahy, Robert Hines, Barbara Brennan, Bernie Downes, Stephen Holland, John Kavanagh and Eric Erskine. Set within the Irish city of Castlebay between 1952 and 1962.

Filmed principally at Dunmore East in County Waterford, Eire.


shamrock-greenEmma (2009): Lovely, intelligent, and wealthy Emma Woodhouse is satisfied she is sweet at matchmaking after her older sister and her governess each marry appropriate husbands. Regardless of that as Mr Knightley drily observes, in actuality, she had nothing to do with these relationships. But Emma, sure of her skills, performs a harmful recreation as she persuades her new good friend, the younger, fairly and socially inferior Harriet to reject an advantageous marriage proposal to an area farmer in favour of dashing Mr Elton. So begins a narrative which challenges Emma’s naivety, her social preconceptions and her relationship with Knightley. Recent and humorous, this perceptive adaptation, that includes a stellar forged, brings Jane Austen’s comedian masterpiece to life.

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Starring Romola Garai, Jonny Lee Miller, Michael Gambon, Tamsin Greig, Rupert Evans. Set within the Georgian period.

Emma is right here for a number of causes: Sir Michael Gambon who performs Mr. Woodhouse, was born in Cabra, Dublin, Eire. There are Irish themes: Jane Fairfax is invited to go to Mr. & Mrs. Dixon at their residence in Eire, the melodies that come to her together with the pianoforte are Irish, and Miss Bates stories that “she heard the whole lot he is perhaps telling Miss Campbell about his own residence in Eire…Jane was fairly longing to go to Eire, from his account of issues.”


shamrock-greenEvelyn (2002): Based mostly on true occasions, Evelyn tells the inspiring story of real-life hero Desmond Doyle and his younger youngsters, Evelyn, Maurice, and Dermot. Struggling to boost his youngsters alone in Eire in 1953, Doyle is devastated when the facility of the Church and the Irish courts take his youngsters away and put them in orphanages.

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Starring Pierce Brosnan, Julianna Margulies, Aidan Quinn, Sophie Vavasseur, Niall Beagan. Set within the post-war period.

Filmed in Eire.


shamrock-greenFar and Away (1992): This breathtaking epic opens on the west coast of Eire, 1892. Joseph Donelly (Cruise), a poor tenant farmer, is decided to deliver justice to an oppressive landlord. As an alternative, he finds himself accompanying the owner’s daughter, Shannon (Kidman), to America in a quest for land. Arriving in Boston, Joseph finds a spot for them to reside whereas proving a pure at bare-fisted boxing. However his triumph is short-lived as he and Shannon are thrown out into the bitter chilly. Joseph units off for work on the railroad, till a passing wagon practice reminds him of his unique aim to own his personal land. Getting ready to stake his declare within the new territory, he runs into Shannon who’s unhappily reunited together with her former fiance. Within the pleasure of the Oklahoma land rush, they understand their goals of land and life collectively on this satisfying grand-scale journey that WNCN Radio calls “Ron Howard’s greatest movie – a wondrous epic!”

Starring Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Thomas Gibson, Robert Prosky, Barbara Babcock. Set within the Victorian period.

Filming places embrace Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry, Eire (coastal scenes), Kilruddery Home, Bray, County Wicklow, Eire (the property), Temple Lane, Dublin, County Dublin, Eire (Molly Kay’s bordello lodgings and road) and County Galway, Eire.

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shamrock-greenHenry V (1944): Olivier’s masterful, sweeping rendition of Shakespeare, filmed in wealthy shade and ingeniously together with a typical efficiency on the Globe Theatre because it may need been seen 400 years in the past. The movie earned Olivier a particular Oscar for excellent achievement as actor, producer and director. This was the primary movie through which the Irish Defence Forces performed bit roles, and this was to set a precedent for a lot of different movies.

Starring Laurence Olivier, Robert Newton, Leslie Banks, Rene Asherton, Leo Genn. Set within the midst of the Hundred Years’ Struggle in 1415.

Filmed in Eire on Powerscourt property close to Enniskerry, County Wicklow.


shamrock-greenJane Eyre (2011): As an orphaned baby, Jane Eyre is first cruelly abused by her aunt, then forged out and despatched to a charity faculty. Although she meets with additional abuse, she receives an schooling, and ultimately takes a job as a governess on the property of Edward Rochester. Jane and Rochester start to bond, however his darkish moods hassle her. When Jane uncovers the horrible secret Rochester has been hiding, she flees and finds short-term refuge on the house of St. John Rivers. The interval drama is predicated on the basic e-book by Charlotte Bronte.

Starring Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender, Jamie Bell. Set within the early many years of the nineteenth century.

In Jane Eyre (2011) Michael Fassbender, performs Mr. Rochester. Fassbender was raised within the city of Killarney, Co. Kerry, in south-west Eire, the place his household moved to when he was two years previous. Fiona Shaw, born in County Cork, Eire, performs Mrs. Reed in Jane Eyre (1996) and in Jane Eyre (1997), Belfast. Eire’s Ciaran Hinds performs Edward Rochester.

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Jimmy’s Corridor (2014): Jimmy’s Corridor was a spot the place individuals might dance, study, argue, and dream. In Eire getting ready to Civil Warfare, some noticed this as a menace.

In 1921, Jimmy Gralton’s sin was to construct a dance corridor on a rural crossroads in Eire getting ready to Civil Struggle. Younger individuals might come to the corridor to study, to argue, to dream… however above all to bop and have enjoyable. Because the corridor grew in reputation, its socialist and free-spirited fame introduced it to the eye of the church and politicians, who pressured Jimmy to flee and the corridor to shut. A decade later, as Jimmy reintegrates into the group and sees the poverty and rising cultural oppression, the chief and activist inside him is stirred. He makes the choice to reopen the corridor within the face of no matter hassle it might deliver.

Starring Brian O’Byrne, Mikel Murfi, Barry Ward, Francis Magee, Aileen Henry, Simone Kirby, Stella McGirl, Sorcha Fox, Martin Lucey, Mikel Murfi, Shane O’Brien.

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shamrock-greenLove & Friendship (2016): Woman Susan Vernon takes up short-term residence at her in-laws’ property and, whereas there, is decided to be a matchmaker for her daughter Frederica -and herself too, naturally. Two younger males, good-looking Reginald DeCourcy and rich Sir James Martin, severely complicate their plans. An beautiful comedy of matchmaking and heart-breaking.

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Starring Kate Beckinsale as Woman Susan Vernon, Chloë Sevigny as Alicia, Stephen Fry as Mr. Johnson, Xavier Samuel as Reginald, Emma Greenwell as Catherine Vernon and Tom Bennett as Sir James Martin. Set within the 1790s in the course of the Georgian period.

Filming took place in Dublin within the coastal city of Donabate, Eire together with on-location on the 18th-century Georgian property and mansion, Newbridge Home. Constructed by Archbishop Charles Cobbe in 1736 and set inside 400 acres of partially wooded park, Newbridge Home is among the best surviving examples of Georgian structure.

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shamrock-greenLove and Rage (1999): This movie is predicated on of a real occasion that occurred on the Achill Island which is off the West coast of Eire in The Valley Home. On the finish of the 19th century within the western island of Achill, Agnes MacDonnell, a troublesome and decided English lady meets her match at the hours of darkness and mysterious James Lynchehaun who persuades her to make use of him as her land agent. Regardless of their apparent class and age variations, a passionate and harmful affair ensues. However virtually instantly Agnes turns into scared as the person’s evil streak begins to point out itself and – in a climactic scene or deranged violence and emotion – he almost destroys her.

Starring Greta Scacchi, Daniel Craig, Stephen Dillane, Valerie Edmond, Donal Donnelly. Set within the Victorian period.

Filmed on Achill Island, Co. Mayo, Eire and the Isle Of Man.


shamrock-greenMichael Collins (1996): Neil Jordan’s historic biopic of Irish revolutionary Michael Collins, the person who led a guerrilla warfare towards the UK, helped negotiate the creation of the Irish Free State, and led the Nationwide Military in the course of the Irish Civil Conflict.

Starring Liam Neeson, Julia Roberts, Stephen Rea, Aidan Quinn, Alan Rickman. Set in Eire, 1916 through the First World Struggle.

Places embrace Kilmainham Jail, Dublin, County Dublin, Eire, County Cork, Eire, South Pier, Dún Laoghaire, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, County Dublin, Eire, and Carlisle Grounds, Bray, County Wicklow, Eire.

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On the time of this writing, you possibly can stream it totally free on VUDU.


shamrock-greenMiss Julie (2014): A big nation property in Eire, 1890. Over the course of 1 midsummer night time, a brutal, flirtatious energy wrestle takes place between Julie, a younger aristocratic lady, and John, her father’s valet. In an environment of revelry and loosened social constraints, Julie and John dance, drink, appeal and manipulate one another. She is haughty however eager for abasement, he’s each polished and coarse; they’re held collectively by mutual loathing and attraction. Their escape is available in one remaining act that’s as chic and horrific as something in Greek tragedy.

Starring Colin Farrell, Jessica Chastain, Samantha Morton. Set within the Victorian period.

Filming places embrace Fermanagh, Eire, Fort Coole, Northern Eire (the Rely’s home),

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shamrock-greenMoll Flanders (1996): The daughter of a thief, younger Moll is positioned within the care of a nunnery after the execution of her mom. Nevertheless, the actions of an abusive priest lead Moll to insurgent as a young person, escaping to the damaging streets of London. Additional misfortunes drive her to simply accept a job as a prostitute from the conniving Mrs. Allworthy. It’s there that Moll first meets Hibble, who’s working as Allworthy’s servant however takes a particular curiosity within the younger lady’s well-being. Together with his assist, she retains hope for the longer term, finally falling in love with an unconventional artist who guarantees the potential of romantic happiness.

Starring Robin Wright, Morgan Freeman, Stockard Channing, John Lynch, Brenda Fricker. Set within the Stuart period.

Filmed in Eire, together with scenes at St. Audoen’s Church, Cornmarket, Dublin, County Dublin, Eire (church the place Moll sees the fowl), the cemetery at Glendalough, County Wicklow, Eire, and Powerscourt Property, Enniskerry, County Wicklow, Eire (the artist’s familly mansion).

On the time of this writing, you’ll be able to stream it without spending a dime on VUDU. 


shamrock-greenMy Boy Jack (2007): In 1914 England, patriotism is excessive within the early days of WWI, and author Rudyard Kipling is one among its most eloquent and passionate voices. John “Jack,” Kipling’s solely son, is underage, hopelessly myopic, and keen to hitch the conflict effort. Kipling’s outspoken American spouse Carrie stays extra sanguine on the course of the warfare, and the destiny of her household. My Boy Jack, based mostly on a real story, tells of a nation at conflict, and provides an intimate portrait of 1 household’s complicated and divided expertise in it. Proven on PBS Masterpiece.

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Starring David Haig, Daniel Radcliffe, Kim Cattrall. Set through the First World Warfare.

Filming places embrace Stradbally Corridor, Stradbally, County Laois, Eire, Carton Home, Maynooth, County Kildare, Eire (Windsor Fort Drawing Room), Kilruddery Home, Bray, County Wicklow, Eire (Windsor Fort exteriors, with CGI Spherical Tower added) and Dublin, County Dublin, Eire.


shamrock-greenMy Left Foot (1989): Nobody expects a lot from Christy Brown, a boy with cerebral palsy born right into a working-class Irish household with 13 youngsters. Although Christy is a spastic quadriplegic and primarily paralyzed, a miraculous occasion happens when, on the age of 5, he demonstrates management of his left foot through the use of chalk to scrawl a phrase on the ground. With the assistance of his steely mom — and no scarcity of grit and willpower — Christy overcomes his infirmity to turn out to be a painter, poet and writer. My Left Foot is predicated on the 1954 autobiography of Christy Brown, who was born with cerebral palsy on June 5, 1932 in Dublin, Eire. 

Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Brenda Fricker, Alison Whelan. Set within the post-war period. 

Filming places embrace County Wicklow, Eire and Dublin, County Dublin, Eire.


My Mom and Different Strangers (2017): My Mom and Different Strangers portrays the tradition conflict when a U.S. bomber base is established close to the fictional village of Moybeg in 1943, bringing a whole lot of gum-chewing, swing-band-listening American airmen to a distant Ulster farming group, with its winsome ladies and stolid workingmen.

Together with her English accent and her London methods, Rose Coyne is the one stranger in her rural Northern Eire city, till four,000 People arrive on the close by WWII airbase. As Rose finds herself appearing as peacekeeper between the disgruntled locals and the troopers, she can also be drawn to the partaking younger Captain Dreyfuss. Will Rose danger her household for this forbidden love?

Starring Hattie Morahan, Owen McDonnell, Aaron Staton.

Filmed on the stunningly lovely Ards Peninsula in Northern Eire. Proven on PBS Masterpiece.


shamrock-greenNora (2000): It’s love at first sight when raffish younger author James Joyce (McGregor) meets the straightforward barmaid Nora Barnacle (Lynch) for the primary time. The couple depart Eire and arrange residence in Trieste the place their passionate and tempestuous life collectively begins. Joyce is suffering from a worry that his work won’t ever be revealed, however, Nora’s simplicity and humor anchor his instability and the couple’s relationship is bonded by a direct, deep sexual love.

Starring Ewan McGregor, Susan Lynch, Andrew Scott, Vinnie McCabe, Veronica Duffy. Set in 1904 in Dublin, Eire.

Filming places embrace Dublin, Eire.


shamrock-greenNorth & South (2004) BBC: North & South is a four-part adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell’s love story of Margaret Hale, a center class southerner who’s pressured to maneuver to the northern city of Milton.

Starring Daniela Denby-ashe, Richard Armitage, Sinead Cusack, Tim Pigott-smith. Set within the Victorian period.

Dalkey, Eire born Sinead Cusack performs Mrs. Thornton in North & South. Brendan Coyle who performs Nicholas Higgins, was born in Corby, Northamptonshire to an Irish father and Scottish mom; his mother and father moved to Corby from County Tyrone, Eire. Brendan holds Irish citizenship and has beforehand lived in Dublin. Additionally, Mr. Thornton hires Irish staff when his Milton staff go on strike and there are a good quantity of references within the interval drama to the Irish – not all of that are constructive.

Obtainable on Netflix.


shamrock-greenNorthanger Abbey (2007): A younger lady’s penchant for sensational Gothic novels results in misunderstandings within the issues of the guts. Tailored from the basic by Jane Austen. Tailored by Andrew Davies. Proven on PBS Masterpiece.

Starring JJ Feild, Felicity Jones, Michael Judd, Julia Dearden, Gerry O’Brien, Liam McMahon, William Beck. Set within the Georgian period.

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Filming places embrace Ardbraccan Home, County Meath, Eire (Fullerton church and rectory), Lismore Citadel, Lismore, County Waterford, Eire (Northanger Abbey), King’s Inns, Henrietta Road, Dublin, County Dublin, Eire (Tub), Dublin Fort, Dublin, County Dublin, Eire (Beechen Cliff scenic stroll) and Higginsbrook, Trim, County Meath, Eire (rectory at Fullerton). Irish-born Catherine Walker performs Eleanor Tilney, and Irish-born Hugh O’Conor performs Catherine’s brother James Morland. Dublin born Liam Cunningham performs Common Tilney.


shamrock-greenPenance (2018): A Catholic priest in Eire advocates violent insurrection amidst the 1916 Easter Rising protests, and attracts the respect of a younger parishioner. 50 years later, the previous scholar comes again into his life, dwelling as a chilly IRA gunman, and lively within the rise of the even bloodier saga of The Troubles.

Starring Peter Coonan, Terry Byrne, Barry McGovern.


shamrock-greenPenny Dreadful (2014): Explorer Sir Malcolm Murray, American gunslinger Ethan Chandler, scientist Victor Frankenstein and medium Vanessa Ives unite to fight supernatural threats in Victorian London. A  scary psychological thriller that weaves collectively a few of literature’s most terrifying characters, together with Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Grey, into a brand new grownup drama.

Starring Josh Hartnett,  Timothy Dalton, Eva Inexperienced. Set within the Victorian period. 

Filming places embrace King’s Inns, Henrietta Road, Dublin, County Dublin, Eire (Explorers’ Membership), Cabinteely, Dublin, County Dublin, Eire (Wild West present), Bray Head, County Wicklow, Eire (Minimize Spouse’s cottage exterior scenes), Stag’s Head – Dame Courtroom, Dublin, County Dublin, Eire (Pub inside scenes), and Dame Lane, Dublin, County Dublin, Eire (Road scenes).


shamrock-greenPersuasion (1995): A younger couple’s stormy romance scandalizes English society on this acclaimed adaptation of Jane Austen’s basic love story. Amanda Root and Ciaran Hinds of the Royal Shakespeare Firm are the star-crossed lovers, Anne and Wentworth, whose ardour is thwarted by a scheming socialite. Eight years later, when Anne is taken into account an previous maid and her once-rich household is on the verge of chapter, Wentworth returns. Will their second probability at love be ruined by the social conventions that destroyed it as soon as? Or will the guts be persuaded by guidelines of its personal?

Starring Ciaran Hinds, Corin Redgrave, Fiona Shaw, Susan Fleetwood, Amanda Root. Set within the Georgian period.

Irish-born Ciaran Hinds and Fiona Shaw star on this adaptation, as Captain Frederick Wentworth and Mrs. Croft, respectively. Miss Anne Elliot’s (Amanda Root) household is “among the many the Aristocracy of England and Eire.” Woman Dalrymple feedback to Sir Walter on the live performance that Captain Wentworth had “Extra air than one typically sees in Tub. Irish, I dare say.”

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shamrock-greenPoldark (2015) BBC: Ross Poldark returns house to Cornwall, England after the American Revolutionary Conflict and rebuilds his life with a brand new enterprise enterprise, making new enemies and discovering a brand new love the place he least expects it. Proven on PBS Masterpiece.

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Starring Aidan Turner, Heida Reed, Eleanor Tomlinson, Kyle Soller, Philip Davis, Ruby Bentall. Set within the late 1700s through the Georgian period.

Ross Poldark is performed by Aidan Turner, who was born in Dublin, Eire. In the event you can take your eyes off of Aidan in Poldark, attempt closing your eyes to see in case you can detect his Irish accent.


shamrock-greenPuckoon (2002): It’s 1924 and the boundary fee from Britain and Eire is deciding on the brand new border between Northern Eire and the Irish Republic. After months of haggling over each inch of territory, the commissioners are pressured to complete the job by hand, when a bicycle accident destroys the surveyors’ gear. With all of the members holding the pencil and far pushing and shoving, the border finds its approach down the center of Puckoon, dividing home from outhouse, man from spouse, pub chairs from bar, church from cemetery. Our hero, Dan Madigan, wakes up from his indolence to seek out the beer cheaper on the mistaken aspect of the pub and a border patrol demanding passports. Puckoon won’t ever be the identical once more and one thing needs to be completed… Based mostly on Spike Milligan’s e-book, Puckoon is a politically true, politically incorrect and profoundly humorous story.

Starring Sean Hughes, Elliott Gould, Richard Attenborough, Daragh O’Malley, John Lynch, Griff Rhys Jones. Set through the Interwar interval.

Filmed in Belfast and Monaghan, Eire.


shamrock-greenSatisfaction and Prejudice (1940): Within the English village of Meryton, the arrival of rich bachelors, most notably Mr. Darcy, stirs up the households with single daughters. Amongst these is the Bennet household, with 5 eligible daughters, together with the spirited Elizabeth and her fairly older sister, Jane. As Mrs. Bennet aggressively tries to pair off her women, Elizabeth crosses swords with the imperious Darcy.

Starring Laurence Olivier, Greer Garson, Mary Boland, Maureen O’Sullivan, Bruce Lester. The interval of the movie is later than that of Austen’s novel—a change pushed by the studio’s want to make use of extra elaborate and flamboyant costumes than these from Austen’s time interval. The interval drama’s costumes have been based mostly on the types of the late 1820s and the types of the 1830s which have been totally different from the Regency types applicable to the novel’s setting.

The Irish Maureen O’Sullivan performs Jane Bennet, the eldest Bennet sister who is twenty-two years previous at the beginning of the novel. Maureen Paula O’Sullivan was born on Might 17, 1911 in County Roscommon, Eire. O’Sullivan additionally performed Dora in David Copperfield (1935), and Kitty in Anna Karenina (1935). Maureen O’Sullivan was Mia Farrow’s mom.

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shamrock-greenInsurrection (2016): On Easter Monday a couple of hundred rebels launch their assault taking the authorities and holidaying Dubliners unexpectedly. Lover is pitted towards lover, good friend towards pal and brother towards brother because the revolt takes maintain.

Revolt is a five-part serial drama concerning the start of recent Eire. The story is advised from the views of a gaggle of fictional characters who stay via the political occasions of the 1916 Easter Rising. As expectations of a brief and superb marketing campaign are dashed, social stability is eroded and Irish nationalism involves the fore. The tumultuous occasions that comply with are seen by way of the eyes of a gaggle of pals from Dublin, Belfast and London as they play very important and conflicting roles within the narrative of Eire’s independence.

Starring Ruth Bradley, Paul Reid, Brian McCardie. Set in the course of the First World Struggle. 

Filmed in Dublin.

Each Season 1 and a couple of are presently on Netflix. You might also need to watch the documentaries Easter 1916 and 1916: The Irish Revolt. 


shamrock-greenRipper Road (2012) BBC: April 1889 – six months because the final Jack the Ripper killing, East London is rising right into a fragile peace, hopeful that this killer’s reign of terror has run its course. Between the factories, rookeries, chop-shops and pubs that mark out this maelstrom strikes Detective Inspector Edmund Reid, a forward-thinking detective haunted by a tragic previous mistake. Accompanied by the loyal brawn of Detective Sergeant Bennett Drake and the mercurial brilliance of U.S Military surgeon and one-time Pinkerton detective, Captain Homer Jackson, Reid seeks to deliver justice to the world getting ready to mayhem.

Starring Matthew Macfadyen, Jerome Flynn, Adam Rothenberg. Set within the Victorian period.

Filming places embrace Clancy Barracks and Trinity School, Dublin, County Dublin, Eire. Mark Geraghty, the Irish set-designer behind the spectacular Ripper Road set, stated selecting the real-life former military barracks for Irish troopers location was a “no brainer”. Geraghty designed his personal set buildings and streets across the already present buildings, that are product of brick from the surface with picket entrance doorways. The situation appears like a constructing website at one of the best of occasions, with most of the surrounding areas derelict stays of former Barracks amenities.


shamrock-greenRyan’s Daughter (1970): Set within the wake of the 1916 Easter Rising, a married lady in a small Irish village has an affair with a troubled British officer.

This epic romance was filmed on the Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry, with the opening scene on Inch Strand. A must-watch for lovers of interval dramas, from David Lean (Dr. Zhivago).

Starring Robert Mitchum, Trevor Howard, Christopher Jones, John Mills, Leo McKern, Sarah Miles, Barry Foster, Marie Kean, Arthur O’Sullivan, Evin Crowley.

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shamrock-greenScarlett (1994): Within the long-awaited sequel to Gone With the Wind, Scarlett’s flight from the scrutiny of Atlanta society takes her on a journey to Savannah and Charleston, to England, and to Eire, the place she discovers her household’s roots.

Starring Joanne Whalley, Timothy Dalton, Annabeth Gish, Julie Harris, Ann-Margret. Set in 1873 within the Victorian period.

Filming places embrace Hollybrook Home, Bray, County Wicklow, Eire (Ballyhara), Carton Home, Maynooth, County Kildare, Eire, Dublin Fort, Dublin, County Dublin, Eire (presentation to Viceroy), Shelbourne Park Lodge, Dublin, County Dublin, Eire (inside: Dublin lodge) and St. Stephen’s Inexperienced, Dublin, County Dublin, Eire.


Shake Arms with the Satan (1959): In 1921 Dublin, the IRA battles the “Black & Tans,” particular British forces given to harsh measures. Irish-American medical scholar Kerry O’Shea hopes to remain aloof, however saving a wounded good friend will get him outlawed, and inexorably drawn into the insurgent group…beneath his former professor Sean Lenihan, who has “shaken arms with the satan” and begun to think about preventing as an finish in itself. Problems come up when Kerry falls for a fantastic English hostage, and the British supply a peace treaty that isn’t sufficient to fulfill Lenihan.

Starring James Cagney, Don Murray, Glynis Johns, Dana Wynter, Michael Redgrave. 


shamrock-greenSmall Island (2009) BBC: It’s 1948 and England is recovering from a warfare. However at 21 Nevern Road, London, the battle has solely simply begun. Queenie Bligh’s neighbours don’t approve when she agrees to absorb Jamaican lodgers, however Queenie doesn’t know when her husband will return or if he’ll come again in any respect. What else can she do? Gilbert Joseph was one of many a number of thousand Jamaican males who joined the RAF to struggle towards Hitler. Returning to England as a civilian he finds himself handled very in a different way. It’s desperation that makes him keep in mind a wartime friendship with Queenie and knock at her door. Gilbert’s spouse, Hortense, too had longed to go away Jamaica and begin a greater life in England, however when she joins him she is shocked to seek out London shabby, decrepit and much from the town of her goals. Even Gilbert is just not the person she thought he was. Based mostly on the 2004 novel by Andrea Levy. Proven on PBS Masterpiece.

Starring Naomie Harris, David Oyelowo, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ruth Wilson. Set within the post-war period.

Filming places embrace Portaferry, Belfast, The Paint Corridor Studio, Eire.


shamrock-greenStella Days (2011): A small city cinema in rural Eire turns into the setting for a dramatic wrestle between religion and keenness, Rome and Hollywood, and a person and his conscience. Stella Days is the story of Father Daniel Berry, a narrative concerning the battle between love and obligation, hope and religion, and between the thrill of the unknown and the safety of the acquainted. It encapsulates the dilemma of Eire within the mid-1950s – on the cusp of the fashionable however nonetheless clinging to the traditions of church and a cultural id cast in very totally different occasions.

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Starring Martin Sheen, Stephen Rea, Marcella Plunkett, Trystan Gravelle, Amy Huberman, Tom Hickey and Joey O’Sullivan. Set within the post-war period.

Filmed in Fethard, County Tipperary, Eire.

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shamrock-greenThe Abduction Membership (2002): Eire. Circa, 1780. With wealth and title destined to go to their elder brothers, the youthful sons of wealthy Irish households danger spending their lives in poverty, or worse, within the church. To keep away from this merciless destiny, they haven’t any selection however to resort to abducting wealthy younger society women. The abductions are carried out underneath the strictest codes of gentlemanly conduct. Saddled up and sporting masks the younger males steal their captives from beneath their father’s noses. They’ve till daybreak to influence their can be brides into prompt marriage, thus securing their monetary futures. Byrne and Strang, two good-looking and dashing members of the kidnapping membership chew off a bit of greater than they will chew once they goal the feisty Kennedy sisters!

Starring Alice Evans, Daniel Lapaine, Sophia Myles, Matthew Rhys, Patrick Malahide and Edward Woodward. Set within the 18th century within the Georgian period.

Filming places embrace County Wicklow (Russborough Home), Blessington; Powerscourt Property, and West Wicklow. King’s Inns, Dublin.


shamrock-greenThe Boys and Women of County Clare (2003): In 1965, Jimmy McMahon and his group of Liverpudlians plot to win the annual céilí music competitors in Eire.

Starring Colm Meaney, Charlotte Bradley, Bernard Hill, Shaun Evans.

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shamrock-greenThe Colleen Bawn (1911): In Eire, a defrocked priest secretly ‘marries’ Eily O’Connor, an attractive younger peasant lady, with Hardress Cregan, her household’s landlord who’s impoverished. Whereas Eily awaits the general public announcement of their marriage, Hardress’ mom places strain on him to marry Anne Chute, a rich aristocrat. Though Eily thinks that she is married, she continues a flirtation together with her good friend Myles na Coppaleen. At one level, Danny Mann, Hardress’ half-witted worker, makes an attempt to drown Eily. Based mostly upon the 1860 play of similar title by Dion Boucicault, which was probably the preferred play in Eire within the 19th century.

Starring Brian MacGowan, Sidney Olcott, Agnes Mapes, Alice Hollister, J.P. McGowan, Gene Gauntier, Jack Clark.

Filmed in Eire. This old-school silent movie is out there to observe on-line totally free courtesy of the Irish Silent Movies on the Web: A movie Restoration Venture of Irish Movie & TV Analysis On-line, Trinity School Dublin.


shamrock-greenThe Lifeless (1987): A festive vacation dinner in Eire on the finish of the 19th century brings epiphanies for a married couple. On the residence of his spinster aunts Kate (Helena Carroll) and Julia (Cathleen Delaney), the socially maladroit Gabriel Conroy (Donal McCann) and his reserved spouse, Gretta (Anjelica Huston), mirror on their marriage, Gretta’s reminiscences of her old flame and what it means each to stay and to like. Director John Huston’s remaining movie is a trustworthy adaptation of the James Joyce brief story.

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Starring Anjelica Huston, Donal McCann, Rachael Dowling, Cathleen Delaney, Helena Carrol, Ingrid Craigie, Dan O’Herlihy, Frank Patterson, Donal Donnelly, Marie Kean, Maria McDermottroe, Sean McClory. Set on the at flip of the 20th century within the Victorian period.

Filming places embrace Ha’penny Bridge, Dublin, County Dublin, Eire, Anglesea Road, Dublin, County Dublin, Eire and Usher’s Island, Dublin, County Dublin, Eire.

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shamrock-greenThe Nice Practice Theft (1979): The true-life motion thriller, based mostly on director/screenwriter Michael Crichton’s best-selling novel, a few daring gold heist that shocked Victorian society.

Starring Sean Connery, Lesley-Anne Down, Donald Sutherland. Set in Victorian England.

Filming places embrace Trinity School, Dublin, County Dublin, Eire (remaining scene – Pierce escapes from the courtroom in carriage pushed by Agar), Heuston Station, St John’s Street West, Dublin, County Dublin, Eire, Cork Kent station, Glanmire Street, Cork, County Cork, Eire (Brighton station) and Heuston Station, St John’s Street West, Dublin, County Dublin, Eire (London Bridge station).


shamrock-greenThe Hanging Gale (1995) BBC: Set in Donegal through the Nice Famine of 1846, the tv mini-series Hanging Gale follows the fortunes of the Phelan household. The 4 upstanding sons of the Phelan household – two farmers, a schoolteacher, and a priest are torn between nonviolent protest and bloody revolt when the injustices of the landholding system and the onset of the potato blight mix to devastate their group. Although his predecessor was murdered, the brand new land supervisor, Captain Townsend, upholds the regulation whereas interesting to the absentee landowner for affordable lodging for the struggling tenants. Three of the Phelan sons attempt to work with Captain Townsend, however one takes the regulation into his personal arms, setting off a sequence of occasions that exams the brothers love for his or her nation and one another.

Starring Joe McGann, Mark McGann, Paul McGann, Stephen McGann, Michael Kitchen, Fiona Victory, Tina Kellegher, Peter Caffrey, Gerard McSorley and Alan Stanford.

Filmed in County Donegal, Eire.

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shamrock-greenThe Irish R.M. (1983): Peter Bowles (Rumpole of the Bailey, To the Manor Born) stars on this lighthearted drama collection as Main Sinclair Yeates, a retired English military officer who turns into a resident Justice of the Peace in turn-of-the-20th-century West Eire. Dwelling in a ramshackle nation home surrounded by the group’s eccentric inhabitants, Main Yeates struggles to use judicial logic in a land the place “the inevitable by no means occurs, however the unbelievable ceaselessly does.” Based mostly on the works of Somerville and Ross, these “profitable variations” (The Boston Globe) seize the great thing about the luxurious Irish countryside.

Main Sinclair Yeates, a retired British military officer is appointed a Resident Justice of the Peace within the West of Eire within the days earlier than Irish independence. Dwelling in a ramshackle nation home surrounded by the group’s eccentric inhabitants, Main Yeates is confronted with the attribute mix of curious affection and mutual misunderstanding that exists between the Irish and their English neighbours. Yeates should wrestle to be accepted into his new group, whereas making an attempt to return to phrases with the calls for and compromises of his new place. Based mostly upon tales of two cousins from Anglo-Irish households in Galway.

Starring Peter Bowles, Bryan Murray, Niall Tobin, Doran Godwin, Anna Manahan, Lise-Ann McLaughlin, Religion Brook, Beryl Reid and Brendan Conroy. Set in 1895 within the Victorian period.

Filmed solely on location in County Kildare, Eire.



shamrock-greenThe Final September (1999): In 1920s Eire, an aged couple (Michael Gambon, Maggie Smith) reside over a drained nation property. Dwelling with them are their high-spirited niece (Keeley Hawes), their Oxford scholar nephew (Jonathan Slinger), and married houseguests (Lambert Wilson, Jane Birkin), who’re making an attempt to cowl up that they’re presently homeless. The niece enjoys romantic frolics with a soldier (David Tennant) and a hidden guerilla fighter (Gary Lydon). All the principals are thrown into turmoil when another visitor (Fiona Shaw) arrives with appreciable wit and undesirable recommendation. Based mostly on the novel by Elizabeth Bowen.

Starring Michael Gambon, Tom Hickey, Keeley Hawes, David Tennant, Richard Roxburgh.

Set within the Interwar period.

Filmed in Eire.

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shamrock-greenThe Magdalene Sisters (2002): The triumphant story of three extraordinary Irish ladies whose braveness to defy a century of injustice would encourage a nation. Deserted by society and forged out by their households for crimes they didn’t commit, these ladies discovered themselves stripped of their liberty and dignity and condemned to indefinite sentences of guide labour. Inside the church-run Magdalene Laundries, these ladies have been pressured into insufferable institutional servitude so as to cleanse themselves of the “sins” of which that they had been accused. A stirring, must-see movement image critics referred to as the most effective movies of the yr.

Starring Anne-Marie Duff, Nora Jane Noone, Dorothy Duffy, Geraldine McEwan, Eileen Walsh. Set in Eire, starting in 1964, within the post-war period.

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The Secret Scripture (2016): Rose McNulty retains a diary of her prolonged keep at a psychological hospital, unraveling the thriller of her incarceration and the story of her passionate, but tortured, life in 1940s Eire. Weaving collectively previous and current day and based mostly on the best-selling e-book of the identical identify. Set towards an Eire besieged by battle, The “Secret Scripture” is an engrossing story of 1 lady’s life, and a poignant story of the cruelties of civil struggle and corrupted energy. 

Starring Rooney Mara, Eric Bana, Aidan Turner, Vanessa Redgrave, Jack Reynor, Theo James, Eric Bana.

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shamrock-greenThe Quiet Man (1952): After by accident killing an opponent within the ring, boxer Sean Thornton (John Wayne) leaves America and returns to his native Eire, hoping purchase his household’s homestead and reside in peace. In doing so, he runs afoul of Will Danaher (Victor McLaglen), who lengthy coveted the property. Spitefully, Will objects when his fiery sister, Mary Kate (Maureen O’Hara), begins a romance with Sean, and refuses handy over her dowry. Mary Kate refuses to consummate the wedding till Sean retrieves the cash. The Quiet Man is a 1952 Technicolor American romantic comedy-drama movie directed by John Ford. The Quiet Man gained the Academy Award for Greatest Director for John Ford, his fourth, and for Greatest Cinematography. In 2013, the movie was chosen for preservation in america Nationwide Movie Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, traditionally, or aesthetically vital.”

Starring John Wayne, Maureen O’Hara, Barry Fitzgerald, Victor McLaglen, Ward Bond, Francis Ford, Mildred Natwick, Michaeleen Og Flynn, Eileen Crowe, Jack McGowran, Arthur Shields, Charles Fitzsimons, Might Craig. Set within the 1920s within the fictitious group of Inisfree, within the Interwar period.

All the outside scenes have been shot on location in Eire in County Mayo and County Galway, Eire.

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shamrock-greenThe Tudors (2007): Specializing in the not often dramatised, tumultuous early years of King Henry VIII’s almost 40-year, all-powerful reign of England within the 16th century. Along with dalliances with well-known feminine consorts Catherine of Aragon and the notorious Anne Boleyn, the collection delves into Henry’s most notable political relationships, together with these with thinker Sir Thomas Moore in the course of the Catholic Church of England’s break with Rome.

Starring Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Peter O’Toole, Maria Doyle Kennedy, James Frain, Henry Cavill, Natalie Dormer, Jeremy Northam, Nick Dunning. Set within the early 1500s.

Filming places embrace Wicklow, Dublin, Eire, Christchurch Cathedral, within the coronary heart of Dublin’s metropolis, and Drimnagh Citadel, the one citadel remaining in Eire with a flooded moat surrounding it, situated within the Dublin suburb Drimnagh.


shamrock-greenThe Younger Victoria (2009): Within the lavish historic drama, resolved to determine her authority over those that rule in her stead, a younger and inexperienced Queen Victoria attracts power from the love of Albert, the good-looking prince who’s stolen her coronary heart. Based mostly on the courtship and early reign of England’s longest-serving monarch, The Younger Victoria is an imposing story of romance, intrigue and energy.

Starring Emily Blunt, Rupert Good friend. Set within the Victorian period.

This costume drama is included due to Sir John Conroy. The comptroller of the Duchess of Kent’s family, Sir John Conroy (1785-1854) exerted large affect over Victoria’s mom and noticed himself as the longer term energy behind the throne. Victoria loathed him and would don’t have anything of it; she dismissed him from Courtroom following a scandal in 1839. Captain Conroy was an Irishman, formidable, good-looking and unscrupulous, destined to be the evil genius of the Duchess of Kent.

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shamrock-greenThe Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006): Legendary director Ken Loach’s epic story of two brothers torn aside by the Irish revolt towards the British. Cillian Murphy stars on this dramatic Cannes Palm D’Or winner.

Eire 1919: Damian and Teddy are brothers preventing in a guerrilla warfare for Irish independence from the British, the place the Irish staff unite to ambush the infamous Black and Tan squads. By means of his army expertise Damian, a educated physician, turns into politicised. When a treaty giving an obvious degree of victory to the fighters is signed between the British and Irish in 1921, the brothers discover themselves pitted towards one another. Civil Struggle ensues and betrayals turn into inevitable…

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Starring Cillian Murphy, Padraic Delaney, Orla Fitzgerald, Liam Cunningham. Set through the First World Warfare period.

Filmed in County Cork, Eire.

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shamrock-greenTitanic Blood and Metal (2012): A 12-part tv costume drama collection concerning the development of the RMS Titanic. Belfast, Eire 1909. The Harland & Wolff shipyard has been handed the best challenge in its historical past. It is going to construct a fantastic unsinkable ship. And will probably be referred to as the RMS Titanic. That is the untold story of the constructing of a legend and the various lives it affected throughout its Three-year development. To its rich buyers it was a dream. To the center class who oversaw the undertaking it was a problem. However to the working class who constructed it Titanic was the beginning of a revolution. With Eire underneath British rule and the Protestant and Catholic wrestle intensifying Titanic was greater than a ship it was a logo of ambition hope and unity.

Starring Kevin Zegers, Derek Jacobi, Neve Campbell, Chris North, Liam Cunningham, Billy Carter, Alessandra Mastronardi. Set within the Edwardian period.

Filming places embrace Counties Dublin and Wicklow, Eire.


shamrock-greenTristan and Isolde (2006): English orphan Tristan meets and falls in love with Irish princess Isolde, nevertheless she is about to marry Lord Marke, who raised Tristan. Whereas unaware of her id, he has gained her hand in marriage for his lord and future king of the 2 nations, however now the eagerness of the 2 younger individuals causes a rift resulting in a devastating battle.

Starring James Franco, Sophia Myles, Rufus Sewell, David O’Hara, Mark Robust. Set after the autumn of the Roman Empire. 

Filming places embrace Glassillaun, Lettergesh, Renvyle, Connemara, County Galway, Eire (fort scenes) and Eire (Iceland).

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shamrock-greenVikings (2013): Vikings follows the adventures of Ragnar Lothbrok, an precise historic determine, and the best hero of his age who pushed the bounds of exploration. The collection tells the sagas of Ragnar’s band of Viking brothers and his household, as he rises to turn out to be King of the Viking tribes and chronicles the world of the mighty Norsemen who raided, traded and explored. Gabriel Byrne begins as Earl Haraldson, crucial native ruler in Ragnar’s district whose place is threatened by Ragnar.

Starring Travis Fimmel, Gabriel Byrne, Clive Standen, Katheryn Winnick, Jessalyn Gilsig, Gustaf Skarsgard, George Blagden, John Kavanagh. The collection is about originally of the Viking Age, marked by the Lindisfarne raid in 793.

The collection is filmed in Wicklow, Lough Dan, Powerscourt Demesne, Eire. “About 70% of season one was shot within the nice outdoor, a lot on and round Lough Tay (typically referred to as Guinness Lake, because it’s a part of the Guinness property) in Co. Wicklow. The steep slopes of Luggala Mountain look appropriately Scandinavian, and the lake itself offers the right location for filming scenes on board the Viking longships (though the completed scenes require a mixture of green-screen photographs from the soundstages of Wicklow’s Ashford Studios and pictures captured on Lough Tay and off the Wicklow coast).” FYI Recreation of Thrones is filmed in Northern Eire, together with Citadel Ward, Downpatrick, Co. Down, Moneyglass Property, Toomebridge, Co. Antrim, and Downhill Strand/The Mussendun Temple, Castlerock, Co. Londonderry.


shamrock-greenWidows’ Peak (1994): When the elegant Edwina Broome strikes to Kilshannon, a small city in Eire, she should deal with the native matriarchs, notably the feisty Mrs. Doyle-Counihan and the guarded Miss Katherine O’Hare, who instantly conflict with the brand new arrival. Because the three ladies verbally spar and scheme, sure secrets and techniques ultimately come to mild, revealing that their quaint village will not be so correct in any case. Roger Ebert of the Chicago Solar-Occasions stated, the film “makes use of understated humor and fluent, witty speech; it’s a delight to take heed to, because it regularly reveals how eccentric these apparently respectable individuals actually are.”

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Starring Joan Plowright, Mia Farrow, Natasha Richardson, Adrian Dunbar, Jim Broadbent. Set within the 1920s, within the wake of World Warfare I.

Filming places embrace Ballyknockan, Valleymount, County Wicklow, Eire, County Kilkenny, Eire, Kilbride, County Wicklow, Eire, and Kiliney, County Dublin, Eire.

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shamrock-greenA Love Divided (1999): Based mostly upon a real story, A Love Divided is the dramatic story of a wedding between Sean Cloney, a Catholic, and Sheila Kelly, a Protestant in 1950’s Eire – a fortunately married couple whose lives and love are severely examined by the highly effective spiritual forces swirling round them. When the time comes for his or her eldest daughter to attend faculty, the native Priest, Father Stafford, insists she attend the city’s Catholic Faculty. Objecting to this intervention, Sheila insists that the mother and father, not the Church, will determine on their youngsters’s schooling. When her husband sides with the Priest, nevertheless, Sheila, feeling betrayed secretly flees together with her two younger daughters to Scotland. Quickly the social material of the village unravels as Father Stafford, satisfied of a conspiracy, declares a boycott of all of the Protestants within the village, forcing Sean, the village, and ultimately your complete nation to take sides in what shortly turns into a world controversy. With the small city tearing itself aside, Sean is pressured to determine the place his loyalties lie- with Sheila or the Church. “A Love Divided is a passionate love story a few courageous couple whose convictions divided a nation.

Starring Peter Caffrey, Brendan Conroy, Orla Brady, Liam Cunningham, Sarah Bolger. Set within the post-war period.

Filming places embrace Ballycastle, County Mayo, Eire, County Wicklow, Eire and Dublin, County Dublin, Eire.


shamrock-greenThe American (1998) BBC: Matthew Modine and Diana Rigg star this adaptation of Henry James’ novel. Modine performs Christopher Newman, 19th-century “new man” who amasses a fortune in California and heads to Europe to study its methods and discover a spouse. His overtures to a younger French lady, a member of an aristocratic however impecunious household, meet with icy condescension on this basic collision between the previous world and the brand new. Proven on PBS Masterpiece.

Starring Matthew Modine, Diana Rigg, Aisling O’Sullivan, Brenda Fricker, T.P. Mckenna, Eva Birthistle. Set within the years after the Civil Warfare.

Filmed solely in Eire – Dublin Metropolis (Financial institution of Eire, School Inexperienced), Royal Hospital, Kilmainham.


shamrock-greenAmongst Ladies (1998) BBC: Based mostly on John McGahern’s award profitable novel and set in 1950’s rural Eire, this tv mini-series  is the searingly truthful story of embittered ex-IRA soldier Michael Moran (Tony Doyle – A Love Divided, Ballykissangel), a brutal, domineering patriarch. Widowed and determined to maintain his household collectively, he succeeds solely in driving his youngsters from him. His daughters, sure collectively by love and worry of him, wrestle painfully to determine their very own lives away from the household house, whereas his sons, resentful of his harsh and at occasions, violent self-discipline, handle to interrupt free – and break his coronary heart.

WINNER – Greatest Tv Drama – Irish Movie and Tv Academy Awards / WINNER – Greatest Main Efficiency Tony Doyle – Irish Movie and Tv Academy Awards / WINNER – Greatest Mini-Collection – Banff World Tv Awards / NOMINEE – Greatest Drama Serial – BAFTA Awards

Starring Tony Doyle, Ger Ryan and Susan Lynch. Director: Tom Cairns. Based mostly on the novel by John McGahern. Set within the post-war period.

Filming places embrace County Mayo, Eire.


shamrock-greenA Portrait of the Artist as a Younger Man (1977): A younger man grows away from his strict Roman Catholic upbringing in late 19th-century and early 20th-century Dublin. A Portrait of the Artist as a Younger Man is a movie adaptation of James Joyce’s novel of the similar identify, directed by Joseph Strick It portrays the expansion of consciousness of Joyce’s semi-autobiographical character, Stephen Dedalus, as a boy and later as a college scholar.

Starring Bosco Hogan, T.P. McKenna, John Gielgud, Rosaleen Linehan, Maureen Potter. Set within the Victorian and Edwardian eras.

“A fragile, brooding adaptation of Joyce’s slim novel. The well-chosen forged struggles and principally succeeds with the dialogue, largely taken immediately from Joyce’s phrases. In impact, this film is the e-book come to life – as precisely as 90 minutes of movie will permit.”


shamrock-greenDamaged Harvest (1994): A shifting and dramatic story set in Eire and New York; Damaged Harvest traces an previous feud between two neighbours by means of seventy years of Irish historical past. Arthur O’Leary (Colin Lane) and his neighbour, Josie (Niall O’Brien), fought one another within the Irish Civil Warfare and fought for the love of Catherine (Marian Quinn). Within the 1950’s the previous wounds are reopened unwittingly by Arthur’s son, Jimmy (Darren McHugh). The eruption that follows threatens the steadiness of the entire group with clear echoes of the Northern Eire battle.

Starring Colin Lane, Niall O’Brien, Marian Quinn, Darren McHugh, Pleasure Florish, Joe Jeffers, Pete O’Reilly, Michael Crowley. Set within the Victorian, Edwardian, First World Warfare, Interwar, Second World Struggle and post-war eras.

Filming places embrace West Cork additionally Counties Laois and Wicklow, Eire.


shamrock-greenThe Brylcreem Boys (1998): Through the Second World Struggle, two enemy pilots are shot down within the skies over Eire. Each survive their crashes and are shocked to find that their Irish prisoner of warfare camp is non-partisan, with all nationalities and ranks being imprisoned collectively. They’re additional shocked when they’re informed that the easy-going Commandant O’Brien will permit them journeys to the races and the native pubs, so long as they promise to not escape. Relations between the pilots are already strained, and when a gorgeous native woman Mattie catches the attention of each males, the simmering resentment threatens to blow up into violence. However Mattie has different concepts, and forces each males to confront their hatred and their naive notion of the enemy. Loosely based mostly on a real story.

Starring Invoice Campbell, William McNamara, Jean Butler, Gabriel Byrne, and Angus MacFadyen. Set in Eire in the course of the Second World Warfare.

Filmed on the Isle of Man.


Captain Lightfoot (1955): Michael Martin is a headstrong younger patriot who has turned to freeway theft to help his nation’s trigger towards England in 1815 in the course of the Irish revolution. When he’s taken underneath the wing of the well-known insurgent chief Captain Thunderbolt, he quickly finds himself second-in-command with a bounty on his head. Filmed on location in Eire, Captain Lightfoot options Rock Hudson in a flexible position that permits him to play an motion hero with a wry humorousness in addition to a dashing women man.

Starring Rock Hudson, Jeff Morrow, Barbara Rush, Finlay Currie, Geoffrey Toone.


shamrock-greenCircle of Buddies (1995): Based mostly on the Maeve Binchy novel of the identical title – a coming-of-age story involving the lives and loves of three younger Irish women in late 1950s Dublin. Stifled by the small village group during which they grew up, the women leap on the probability to go away Knockglen to attend school in Dublin. Three Catholic innocents, the women turn into concerned with the social whirl of school dances, events and males… The movie plots the delights, trials and tribulations of the women’ voyage into maturity and sexuality.

Starring Chris O’Donnell, Minnie Driver, Geraldine O’Rawe, Saffron Burrows, Alan Cumming. Set within the post-war period.

Filming places embrace Thomastown, Inistioge, Co. Kilkenny; Dublin Metropolis, Eire.


shamrock-greenDurango (1999): A Hallmark Corridor of Fame Manufacturing. Filmed within the lush Irish countryside, this light-hearted story is filled with wit, romance and journey. On the eve of World Conflict II, a struggling younger farmer, Mark Doran is hopelessly in love with the gorgeous daughter of Fergus Mullaney. Hoping to show himself a person, Mark organizes an Irish cattle drive. In the long run, Mark discover the inside power to embrace his future.

Starring Patrick Bergin, Gearge Hearn, Matt Keeslar, Brenda Fricker, Nancy St. Alban. Set across the years of the Second World Conflict.

Filmed in County Wicklow, Eire.


shamrock-greenFalling for a Dancer (1998): Eire 1937. Younger, well-to-do Elizabeth Sullivan turns into pregnant after a fling with an actor and loses her carefree life endlessly. In disgrace, her mother and father banish her to the distant Beara Peninsula in West Cork to marry an older, widowed farmer (Dermot Crowley) who already has 4 youngsters of his personal.

Youthful goals of happiness fade away as Elizabeth learns to deal with motherhood and a loveless marriage. Then, at a village dance, in the one escape she has from her harsh existence, a momentary flirtation with Danny ignites a sequence of tragic occasions. Proven on BBC.

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Starring Elisabeth Dermot Walsh, Dermot Crowley, Liam Cunningham and Colin Farrell. Set within the Interwar period.

Filmed in Beara, County Cork.


shamrock-greenThe Area (1990): “Bull” McCabe has spent three many years tending a rented area on the bluffs by the ocean in Eire. When the rich widow who owns the plot decides to promote it, she holds an open public sale to spite McCabe. A wealthy American with visions of a manufacturing unit on the location outbids him, and McCabe then schemes together with his emotionally crippled son, Tadgh, to carry on to the land — his solely comfort in a lifetime of loss, toil and a wedding gone bitter. Based mostly on the play by John B. Keane.

Starring Richard Harris, John Harm, Sean Bean, Brenda Fricker, Frances Tomelty, Tom Berenger, John Crowley, Sean McGinley, Jenny Conroy, Eamon Keane, Brendan Gleeson. Set within the Interwar period within the 1930s.

Filming places embrace Aasleigh Falls, Aasleigh, County Galway, Eire (the struggle), Gaynor’s Pub, Leenane, Connemara, County Galway, Eire, Leenane, Connemara, County Galway, Eire and Stone Cottage – Clifden Street, Leenane, Connemara, County Galway, Eire (Bull McCabe’s home).


shamrock-greenThe Recreation of Demise (2000): Also referred to as The Recreation of Demise. A person joins a secret membership for many who are in search of to finish their lives, solely to rediscover his will to stay upon assembly the membership’s solely feminine member.

Set in London in 1899, at a time when taking one’s personal life was thought-about beneath cowardice. Captain Henry Joyce, is a person who has misplaced his urge for food for all times since his real love died six months earlier. When an previous pal convinces him to hit the city one night time, they meet a person who’s gambled away not solely his household’s fortune, however his household’s good identify as properly. This gambler acknowledges Henry as a fellow “ruined man,” and invitations him to hitch a suicide membership the place members purchase into the chance to die with out the social stigma of suicide. Mr. Bourne (Jonathan Pryce) runs the membership, which randomly assigns victims and “nameless” killers because of a random draw of playing cards. Bourne offers his clientèle with no matter final vices they want however membership of the Suicide Membership is an irrevocable contract with just one exit clause – demise. Nevertheless, when Henry falls for the one feminine member Sarah Wolverton, it complicates his dedication to the membership and to dying.

Starring Jonathan Pryce, David Morrissey, Catherine Siggins and Paul Bettany. Set within the Victorian period.

Filmed within the West of Eire – Galway, Mayo and Limerick.


shamrock-greenHow Many Miles to Babylon (1982) BBC: Eire 1914. A younger member of the Protestant Anglo-Irish landed gentry types a friendship with a poor Irish Catholic from the neighbouring village. The Protestant, Alexander Moore (Daniel Day-Lewis), is warned by his mom to interrupt off the friendship as a result of it’s merely not finished. When Britain enters the First World Warfare, Alexander’s father, who helps House Rule and is sympathetic to the Irish nationalist trigger opposes his son’s becoming a member of the military saying that it isn’t Eire’s struggle, however his aristocratic English mom encourages it. Alexander’s good friend, Jerry Crowe (Christopher Fairbank) additionally joins up, a lot to Alexander’s shock since he is aware of that Jerry is an excessive Irish nationalist, however it seems that he has ulterior motives. In the long run, they’re despatched to the entrance in France. Alexander, coming from a “good household” is made an officer, however Jerry is only a personal. Regardless of the principles towards fraternization, the 2 stay good pals. Based mostly on the novel by Jennifer Johnston.

Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Christopher Fairbank and Sian Phillips. Set on the flip of the Edwardian period, initially of the First World Conflict.

Filmed on location at Ballinacor Property, Co.Wicklow.


shamrock-greenThe Informer (1935): Winner of four Academy Awards, this highly effective drama tells the story of a hard-drinking Irish man who betrays his needed pal for a mere twenty kilos through the Irish Revolt of 1922.

Starring Victor McLaglen, Heather Angel, Preston Foster, Margot Grahame, Wallace Ford, Una O’Connor, J.M. Kerrigan, Joe Sawyer.

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shamrock-greenThe Irishman (1978): An Irish teamster (Michael Craig) with 20 Clydesdales and a household (Simon Burke, Robin Nevin) fights the rise of vans in 1920s Australia.

Starring Michael Craig, Simon Burke, Robyn Nevin, Lou Brown, Tui Bow. Set within the Interwar interval.


shamrock-greenLangrishe, Go Down (1978): Within the late 1930s, three reclusive middle-aged spinster sisters reside on their run down household property in Eire. Otto Beck (Irons), a perpetual graduate scholar from Bavaria with a behavior of creating pompous declamations, rents the again lodge to work on his esoteric thesis. Imogen Langrishe (Dench), the least repressed of the sisters, begins an affair with Otto. Imogen takes the love affair significantly, however Otto simply enjoys a budget lodging and the consolation of Imogen. Written by and that includes acclaimed playwright Harold Pinter, this unhappy, delicate and shifting story of secret love, directed by David Hugh Jones (84 Charing Cross Street), options two of England’s biggest actors at their best.

Starring Judi Dench, Jeremy Irons, Annette Crosbie and Harold Pinter. Set within the Interwar period.

Filmed at Ferrybank, Waterford, County Waterford, Eire.


shamrock-greenLiam (2000): A strong and emotionally charged portrait of an peculiar household caught up in extraordinary circumstances, Liam tells the story of a seven-year-old boy rising up in Liverpool through the 1930s. As he prepares to make his First Communion, younger Liam tries to make sense of the complicated and unsettled world round him, a world that’s about to vary perpetually due to cataclysmic financial, political, and social upheaval.

Starring Anthony Borrows, Ian Hart, Claire Hackett, David Hart, Megan Burns. Set within the Interwar period.


shamrock-greenThe Previous Curiosity Store (2007) BBC: A kindly store proprietor whose overwhelming playing money owed permit a grasping landlord to grab his store of dusty treasures. Evicted and with no strategy to pay his money owed, he and his granddaughter flee. Filmed on location in atmospheric Eire. Proven on PBS Masterpiece.

Starring Derek Jacobi, Toby Jones, Sophie Vavasseur, Gina McKee, Adam Godley. Set within the Victorian period.

Filming places embrace Drimnagh Fort, Drimnagh, Dublin, County Dublin, Eire, Henrietta Road, Dublin, County Dublin, Eire, and Powerscourt Property, Enniskerry, County Wicklow, Eire.


shamrock-greenThe Actual Charlotte (1990): Eire 1895. Francie Fitzpatrick is younger, lovely and she or he is about to grow to be the pawn in a vicious recreation of betrayal and greed.

The vivacious teenager arrives in Eire to reside together with her cousin, Charlotte. Sombre and middle-aged, Charlotte is the epitome of the whole lot smart. Nevertheless, her plain exterior masks a sly lady hungry for cash and status. To her, Francie is simply the factor to tempt the rich gents of the nation and achieve her a foothold of their privileged world. When Francie falls in love with the flawed man, a livid Charlotte unleashes a devious scheme of revenge. Based mostly on the Victorian novel by Somerville and Ross, creators of The Irish R.M. Proven on PBS Masterpiece.

Starring Jeananne Crowley, Patrick Bergin, Joanna Roth, Robin Lermitte, Nicholas Hewetson. Set within the Victorian period.


shamrock-greenScarf Jack (1981): Fleeing from strife-torn Eire in 1798, the mysterious Captain Jack (Roy Boyd) is pursued throughout England by the vicious Justice of the Peace Hunter Gowan (Bernard Kay) and his employed thugs. Cornered and captured in Gloucestershire, the captain is taken to some woods and lynched by Gowan, solely to be saved within the nick of time by a younger boy named Francis (Keith Jayne). Now Captain Jack swears revenge upon Gowan and his gang …

Starring Roy Boyd, Keith Jayne, Bernard Kay and Jo Kendall. Set within the Georgian period.


shamrock-greenThe Secret of Roan Inish (1994): The magical story of a woman whose seek for her lacking brother brings an Irish legend to life. A deal with for all ages.

Despatched to stay together with her grandparents in a small fishing village in Donegal, 10-year-old Fiona (Jeni Courtney) is fascinated by the village’s wealthy people tradition – particularly the native myths a few half-human, half-seal creature generally known as a selkie. Fiona turns into satisfied that her supposedly deceased little brother resides with the selkies, and she or he travels to the gorgeous, enchanted island of Roan Inish, the place her grandparents as soon as lived, to verify her suspicions. Based mostly upon a 1957 novel by Rosalie Okay. Fry.

Starring Jeni Courtney, Eileen Colgan, Mick Lally, John Lynch, Richard Sheridan, Susan Lynch, Cillian Byrne. Set within the post-war period.

Filmed in County Donegal.

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shamrock-greenThe Shadow of the Tower (1972) BBC: The Shadow of the Tower is a 13-episode historic drama recording the important thing occasions within the reign of Henry Tudor and his founding of the Tudor Dynasty. Within the episode The Crowning of Apes, Henry varieties a military to defend himself towards the Irish-German military coming towards him from Eire. The collection was a prequel to the sooner serials The Six Wives of Henry VIII and Elizabeth R and featured a number of actors who had appeared in them (however in new roles).

In all, this sweeping interval drama permits one to think about what life was really like throughout this turbulent time. It depicts Henry VII with an equal mix of villainy and heroism, giving him a well-rounded character because of James Maxwell’s wonderful efficiency. There’s by no means a uninteresting second within the shadow of London Tower. —Trinie Dalton

Starring James Maxwell, Norma West, Hugh Sullivan, Marigold Sharman, Derek Anders. Set within the Tudor period.


shamrock-greenStrumpet Metropolis (1980): Dublin life set towards the background of the 1913/14 “Lockout” – the second metropolis of the British Empire however the place, for a big proportion of the inhabitants, grinding poverty and appalling housing circumstances have been the order of the day. Strumpet Metropolis is a Dublin on the sting. Abnormal people are barely surviving, festering in squalid tenements, entire households dwelling in a single room. The struggle towards Germany is looming and speak of rebel towards the British may be heard on each road nook. The mistreated staff within the factories are forming robust unions, and the town is about to boil over. The tv min-series is predicated on the novel by James Plunkett.

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Starring Frank Grimes, David Kelly, Angela Harding, Cyril Cusack, Peter O’Toole, Donal McCann, Bryan Murray, Denys Hawthorne, Vinnie McCabe. Set within the Edwardian period.

Henrietta Road in Dublin, Eire served as one of many fundamental places, the place individuals lived in squalid circumstances within the tenements of the time.


That is My Father (1998): Fiona Flynn and Kieran O’Day cross the category divide to seek out love in 1930s Eire. Fiona is a university scholar from a affluent household, whereas Kieran is a standard farmer who has been no stranger to poverty. When Fiona’s mother and father uncover their relationship, a tragedy happens that causes Fiona to flee to America, the place she retains her previous a secret. Half a century later, her son Kieran travels from America to Eire seeking solutions.

Starring Aidan Quinn,Moya Farrelly, James Caan, Jacob Tierney, Colm Meaney, Moira Deady.


shamrock-greenUlysses (1967): It’s a day within the lifetime of Leopold Bloom, his spouse, Molly, and Stephen Dedalus in 1904 Dublin, based mostly on the James Joyce novel. The intimacy of Joyce’s language was with out precedent in literature, and its flashbacks, dream episodes, sounds and visible montages translate freely into the language of cinema.

Starring Barbara Jefford, Milo O’Shea, T.P. McKenna, Martin Dempsey, Fionnula Flanagan, Maurice Roëves. The movie was shot on location in Dublin on a modest price range. Though the novel is about in 1904, the movie portrays the town because it was within the 1960s.

James Augustine Aloysius Joyce was an Irish novelist and poet. He contributed to the modernist avant-garde, and is considered one of the crucial influential and essential authors of the 20 th century.


shamrock-greenVictoria & Albert (2001): The world remembers Queen Victoria as a staid and stately dowager in black, however Victoria and Albert exhibits the opposite aspect of the monarch who gave her identify to an period – the emotional younger queen whose reign was formed by her passionate love for her German-born husband, Prince Albert.

Starring Victoria Hamilton, Jonathan Firth, James Callis, Diana Rigg, Patrick Malahide, Set in 1837 and after, within the Victorian period.

This costume drama is included due to Sir John Conroy. The comptroller of the Duchess of Kent’s family, Sir John Conroy (1785-1854) exerted large affect over Victoria’s mom and noticed himself as the longer term energy behind the throne. Victoria loathed him and would don’t have anything of it; she dismissed him from Courtroom following a scandal in 1839. Captain Conroy was an Irishman, formidable, good-looking and unscrupulous, destined to be the evil genius of the Duchess of Kent.


shamrock-greenPhew! That’s over 80 historic and interval costume dramas that function Irish themes and actors. Did we miss something you’ll be able to advocate? Listed here are extra interval dramas – together with some which might be hard-to-find however might pop-up on TV – that are additionally Irish-themed:

Ace Eli and Rodger of the Skies (1973): Story of a 1920s stunt flyer and the son he takes on the street with him.

All Issues Vibrant and Lovely (1994): A younger boy’s harmless observations leads the native priest to consider he has borne witness to a manifestation of the Virgin Mary. Set in an idyllic rural Northern Eire within the 1950’s.

A Nightingale Falling (2014): Two sisters’ lives are modified perpetually as they look after a wounded soldier of their residence. What transpires on this historic interval drama, is a tragic love story of an Anglo-Irish family and its inhabitants, caught within the crucible of deep darkish secrets and techniques. Framed towards a backdrop of a turbulent war-torn Eire within the early 1920s, Might Collingwood is pressured to make crucial and troublesome selections when she rescues a British soldier and should now shield herself and sister Tilly. They stay in worry of the British Black and Tans, the rising IRA, their very own entrapment, and finally the darkish secrets and techniques of un-requited love unfolding from inside.

Beloved Enemy (1936): In 1921, British Lord Athleigh arrives in Dublin together with his daughter, Helen (Merle Oberon), to interact in peace talks. As needed Irish insurgent chief Dennis Riordan isn’t acknowledged in public, he is ready to transfer about freely and saves the Athleighs from an assassination try by a radical faction. Dennis and Helen meet once more and, unaware of his place, Helen falls in love with him. 

The Boy From Mercury (1996): In 1960’s Dublin, eight-year-old James Cronin (James Hickey) spends each Saturday morning on the footage, caught up within the adventures of  Flash Gordon.

The Nation Women (1983): The friendship of two women, childhood associates, is placed on the check once they develop up and depart for the large metropolis, every with totally different life objectives in thoughts. A coming of age film set in early 1950s Eire. Two women, Kate and Baba insurgent towards the stifling setting of a convent schooling, and are pressured to make their approach in the actual world. Baba is the wilder of the 2 women and simply on the look-out for an excellent time, whereas Kate has fallen for married native solicitor Mr.Gentleman. Starring Sam Neill, Maeve Germaine, Jill Doyle, John Kavanagh, Niall Toibin, Sheila Flitton, Agnes Bernelle. Based mostly on Edna O’Brien’s first novel by and set within the post-war period in her birthplace  – Tuamgraney in County Clare.

Fools of Fortune (1990): A Protestant Irish household is caught up in a battle between Irish Republicans and the British military. Set towards the turbulent years of the Irish Insurrection, that is the story of a younger Englishwoman’s love for her cousin. He leaves her looking for revenge towards the British who killed his household. Years later he returns to seek out her trustworthy and ready and to find a daughter he has by no means recognized. Starring Iain Glen, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Sean T. McClory, Frankie McCafferty, Niamh Cusack, Ronnie Masterson, Tom Hickey, Julie Christie. Set in 1918 in rural Eire through the First World Struggle. Filming places embrace Galway Metropolis, County Galway, Eire, Wilson’s Hospital Faculty, Multyfarnham, County Westmeath, Eire, Wicklow City, County Wicklow, Eire and Dublin, County Dublin, Eire.

Hungry Hill (1947): The epic storyline tells of how the gorgeous Fanny Rose Flower marries right into a feuding Irish household and will get caught up in a violent wrestle for possession of a copper mine. After her husband dies, her spoiled older son rejects her, she falls upon onerous occasions, strikes to London and turns to playing and drug habit. However a violent confrontation with the previous lurks simply across the nook. Based mostly on a novel by Daphne du Maurier, which recounts the true occasions within the copper-mining space of Berehaven, Allihies, County Cork within the mid-19th century when a household of Cornish miners developed a mine. Daphne du Maurier helped write the script of this high-quality film adaptation of her best-selling full-blooded historic romantic novel. Starring Margaret Lockwood, Cecil Parker, Jean Simmons, Barbara Waring, Dennis Worth, Arthur Sinclair, F.J. McCormick, Eileen Crowe, Siobhan McKenna, Michael Denison. Set in 1840 within the Victorian period. Filming places embrace Glengarriff, County Cork, Eire.

James Joyce’s Ladies (1985): Nora Barnacle (Fionnula Flanagan), the widow of literary big James Joyce (Chris O’Neill), recollects her late husband’s affiliations with various ladies who influenced the writer, together with herself; his patron, Harriet Shaw Weaver (additionally Flanagan); and the writer of his epic literary masterpiece “Ulysses,” Sylvia Seashore (additionally Flanagan). Joyce’s relations with these ladies tackle an added significance via their connections to necessary feminine characters within the author’s personal works. Starring Fionnula Flanagan, Chris O’Neill, James E. O’Grady, Tony Lyons, Paddy Dawson. Set within the Edwardian period and after. James Augustine Aloysius Joyce was an Irish novelist and poet. He contributed to the modernist avant-garde, and is considered one of the influential and essential authors of the 20 th century.

Lock Up Your Daughters (1969): Three sailors on shore depart interact in a collection of sexual pursuits within the Georgian period. Jim Dale, Ian Bannen, and Tom Bell hit dry land with just one factor on their minds – one thing that lands everybody in jail on this comedic romp. Susannah York, Glynis Johns, and Elaine Taylor turn into the objects of the lovesick sailors’ alleged affections. The farcical proceedings are witnessed by Lord Foppington, an aristocratic dandy who shudders in horror over the difficulty the three sailors trigger of their efforts to boost their love lives. Starring Christopher Plummer, Susannah York, Glynis Johns, Ian Bannen, Tom Bell, Roy Kinnear, Elaine Taylor and Jim Dale. Set in 18th-century London, England. Filmed in County Kilkenny, Eire.

The Lonely Ardour of Judith Hearne (1987): Judith Hearne (Maggie Smith) is a lonely Irish spinster who teaches piano in 1950s Dublin. Timid and self-deprecating, Judith permits herself to yearn over her new boarding-house neighbour, James Madden a former lodge doorman who reveals that he was within the lodge enterprise. Madden thinks that Judith has sufficient cash to bankroll his newest scheme, so he decides to return her affections. Judith, blind to Madden’s duplicity, convinces herself that she’s lastly discovered real love. The shattering of her illusions drives Judith to drink and, unexpectedly, to a extra fulfilling new life. Starring Maggie Smith, Bob Hoskins, Wendy Hiller, Marie Kean, Ian MacNeice, Alan Devlin, Rudi Davies, Prunella Scales. Set within the post-war period. Filming places embrace Dublin, County Dublin, Eire.

St. Patrick: The Irish Legend (2000): Malcolm MacDowell, Alan Bates, Susannah York and Patrick Bergin star within the first ever function movie depicting the lifetime of this world-famous Irish hero filmed on location in Eire.

The Serpent’s Kiss (1997): A jealous, treacherous cousin makes an attempt to bankrupt the rich industrialist husband of his coronary heart’s want by having him assemble a wonderful, elaborate backyard. To do the job, he hires a good-looking Dutch gardening architect who bollixes up the cousin’s plans turning into concerned with each the lady and her unusual daughter.

Shadow of a Gunman (1995) BBC: The primary a part of O’Casey’s The Dublin Trilogy. Because the Warfare of Independence rages, “Shadow of a Gunman” is the story of two younger males, Donald & Seamus who share a flat in Dublin. The BBC drama division’s fascination with all issues Irish makes Sean O’Casey’s story a pure curtain-raiser for this new collection of dramas. Kenneth Branagh, in his first TV position since Fortunes of Conflict in 1987, stars because the dreaming poet Donal Davoren, trying to write down his masterpiece in a Dublin tenement in 1920. Stephen Rea is his room-mate, and Bronagh Gallagher the romantic Minnie Powell whose republican fantasies result in tragedy. Starring Kenneth Branagh, Stephen Rea, Paul Ronan, Bronagh Gallagher. Notable for being one of many few events the place Kenneth Branagh acted utilizing his personal Irish accent.

Phrases Upon the Window Pane (1994): This elegant interval piece is predicated upon a one act W. B. Yeats play of the identical title. It considerations Jonathan Swift, whose spirit and people of his two lovers: Stella and Vanessa, emerge at séances held in Dublin in 1928. Starring Geraldine Chaplin, Brid Brennan, Geraldine James, Hugh O’Conor, Brendan Conroy, Donal Donnelly, Mikel Murfi, Mal Whyte, Gerard McSorley. The movie strikes elegantly between the 18th and 20th centuries revealing that phrases have flesh and spirits have substance. Filmed in Dublin, and Wicklow, Eire.

Younger Cassidy (1965): Younger John Cassidy is a pushed man. By day; he works guide labor; secretly trains within the hills with a band of revolutionaries desperate to take Eire’s destiny into their very own palms; joins mates for a pint; or typically enjoys the corporate of a stunning Dublin lass. By night time and into the wee hours; he places pencil to paper and writes of working-class Irish life. He’ll – he should – be a author. The approaching of age of famend Irish playwright Sean O’ Casey involves the display in a colourful and atmospheric biopic directed by legendary John Ford (who left the movie resulting from sickness) and Jack Cardiff. Rod Taylor performs the title character; bringing power and earthiness to his “greatest position ever” (Leonard Maltin’s Film Information). A gifted forged – together with Julie Christie and Maggie Smith – provides to the attraction of a movie whose script was accredited by O’ Casey and based mostly on his autobiography.

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