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Ardamine Church of Ireland is a small church on a cliff overlooking the sea in north east County Wexford.

The beautiful and intimate church may be ideal filming location for a variety of scenes. The location of the church is a major asset. It sits on a cliff overlooking the sea. The church and surrounding graveyard gets great views. And framing the church with a specatular sunrise is very easy because the rear of the church and the cliff face directly east.

On the inside, the church could easily double as a late medieval church. The interior has beautiful bare stone walls, dark pews, and a intricate timber ceiling. The exterior, while small, is very charming and pretty.

The location is surrounded by a relatively large grounds which contain a smattering of graves. A second, larger, and more used cemetery sits at the edge of the grounds. Around the location are many holiday homes.

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Dimensions: Main grounds around church, excluding the separate cemetery, 3500m squared.

Cemetery dimensions: 3000m squared.

Parking: Onsite, ~3 cars.

Nearest town: Gorey, 7km away.

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Ballycullane is a old-fashioned rural village in south County Wexford.

The village is sleepy, rural and idyllic. Filmmakers will be especially interested in the village’s garda station and post office. Both of these old fashioned buildings are covered in ivy. In summer months, these charming buildings and their gardens are full of life, and would make good locations for films set in the past. The area around the village is almost all pasture and tillage which adds to Ballycullane’s rustic charm.

The village has a former railway station, which is just 50 metres from the main road. This platform for the station still exists, and sits on the former Waterford to Rosslare line.

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Population: ~400.

Other old fashioned builings in the town include the local primary school and St Martin’s Catholic Church.

Nearest town: New Ross, 19km away.

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Ballymoney North Beach is a popular sandy beach near Gorey, in north-east County Wexford.

The beautiful, wide, and crescent shaped sandy beach is very popular with locals and tourists. As a film location, it will be ideal for locations that need a touristy or crowded beach. But due to its looks, shape and quality, when it’s not busy, the area is perfect as a serene and secluded coastal location.

The beach is a popular for families and swimming beach and is staffed by a lifeguard in summer. The sand quality is medium to fine, and the beach is often partially covered by small stones, especially after storms.

The beach is attached to Ballymoney South Beach. Both can be reached by the same carpark. The two beaches are connected by a paved pathway that crosses behind the rocks that separate them. Previously this location had a blue flag award, which is given to beaches that have passed the strictest standards of water quality and environmental protection.

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Beach dimensions: 45m at its widest. Whole length is around 1km long, but the beach is broken into smaller sections by exposed rocks. Some of these rocks will be impassable with equipment. The first and most accessible stretch of beach is around 200m long.

Faces south east.

Public toilets are available in the car park.

Parking: Around 20 spaces. 75m from the beach.

Located in Ballymoney.

Nearest town: Gorey, 8km away.

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Ballymoney south beach is a cosy, sandy beach near Gorey, in north-east County Wexford.

The beach’s geography and amenities give it an intimate and cosy feel. The beach is penned in by rocks on the southern end, and is overlooked by Ballymoney on its western side. A cute beach shop in the car park is open during the summer months. Also adding to the beach’s cosy feel are ideally located viewing benches.

The beach is attached to Ballymoney North Beach. Both can be reached by the same carpark. The two beaches are connected by a paved pathway that crosses behind the rocks that separate the two beaches.

The south beach has a green coast award, which is given to beaches that have very high standards in water quality and management.

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Beach dimensions: 50m at its widest and around 150m long.

Faces south east.

Public toilets are available in the car park.

Parking: Around 20 spaces 5m from the beach.

Located in Ballymoney.

Nearest town: Gorey, 8km away.

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Bridgetown (Irish: Baile an Droichid) is a small village in south County Wexford.

The village is bisected by the Rosslare to Waterford rail line, which may make it an interesting choice for filmmakers who need a location that includes a rural town and a railway.

The railway cuts through the village so tightly that a row of houses have their backgardens opening onto the line itself. Also, a former train platform, Bridgetown Railway Station, sits near the centre of the village. This still intact platform gives filmmakers even more options for railway scenes. The railway no longer carries passenger trains, but the line and the platform are still maintained in good condition.

Also in the village, is its namesake, a 19th century bridge made from unrefined fieldstone. The 20m road bridge has four, geometric and visually pleasing round humps. It can be easily viewed from a riverside pathway just west of the bridge. The river that it crosses runs parallel with the railway line.

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Population: ~460.

Other buildings and locations in the town that may be of interest are, a large playground, a secondary school, supermarket/filling station, bookshop, cafe, a doctors’ surgery, pharmacy, an apple farm, and a post office.

Nearest town: Wexford, 35km away

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Ballygarrett (Irish: Baile Ghearóid) is a rural village near Wexford’s east coast.

Despite being 3km from the coast, Ballygarrett has a strong connection with the sea side. Due to its ideal location on the R742 road, Ballygarret is popular with beach-goers on their way to Morriscastle, Poulshone and Cahore beaches. This means that the town’s businesses tend to cater to a tourist crowd with a focus on beach activities and supplies. For example, the local petrol station also doubles as a bait and tackle shop.

The catholic church in the centre of the village, St Mary’s Star of the Sea church, continues this connection with the sea with its name.

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Population: ~750.

3km to Cahore beach.

10km to Morriscastle beach.

Nearest town: Gorey, 14km away

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Ballyhack is a small fishing village on the estuary of the Three Sisters rivers, in the south-west of County Wexford.

The village is an ideal film location for scenes set in small fishing villages, coastal villages, or scenes that are set on or near fishing boats. The village is built around the busy quay which gives filmmakers a location that intertwines a life in the village and a life on the water. A number of fishing boats and some pleasure craft moor in the quay. The village is also the departure point for a passenger and car ferry that travels across the estuary to Passage East (in county Waterford).

Ballyhack also has spectacular views of the surrounding estuary, the sea, and the gorgeous tall hills on the far side of the estuary.

Dominating the skyline of the village itself is Ballyhack castle. A 15th century castle that adds a unique personality to the village. Also near Ballyhack is a graveyard that has very impressive views over the estuary.

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Population: ~200.

2.5 km away from Arthurstown. Another coastal village on the estuary.

The passenger ferry to Passage East runs every 15 minutes.

Nearest town: New Ross, 20km away.

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Blackwater (Irish: An Abhainn Dubh, meaning ‘the black river’) is a quirky and pretty village in east County Wexford.

The unusual village is centred around a gorgeous stone bridge over the river Blackwater. And just beside the bridge is a tiny park, which has benches, an open area and a marian grotto. The bridge and the tiny park together help give the village a quirky and charming character.

The village also has an quirky mix of old and new. On the main street, there is a thatched cottage that houses a trendy cafe, and up the road, a former general store (with its original facade intact) is now a furniture upcycling store.

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Other buildings in the village include a post office, garda station, restaurants, and a hotel. And Blackwater golf course is just 5km away.

Parking: ample street parking.

Nearest town: Enniscorthy, 20km away.

This village is situated by the sea, at the foot of Tara Hill, within four miles, English, of Gorey. Its inhabitants, over 100 in number, are chiefly engaged in fishing. The lands of the vicinity are used for pasture.

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Bunclody is a small rural town in north-west County Wexford.

It is the main town in the north-west of Wexford and may be suitable as a base for shoots in the nearby Blackstairs Mountains, or the many little picturesque villages in the area. The small rural town is at the intersection of the N80 and the R746, and so has easy access the surrounding areas.

Bunclody has some charming idiosyncrasies that may make it an interesting location to filmmakers. On the main street is a feature called the Mall. This tree-lined pedestrian spot is centred around a channel that flows along the main street. The Mall gives Bunclody’s centre a unique and memorable visual personality.

Another unique feature of Bunclody is the charming outdoor swimming pool located near the community park. This swimming pool was built in the 1970s and is one of only a handful of public outdoor pools in the country.

Bunclody is bordered by forest on its north side and partially bordered on its west and eastern sides. These forests give Bunclody a surprisingly sylvan quality. This character is especially noticeable when entering the town from the north, as the road passes through the dense forest, then over a beautiful river bridge and then immediately enters the busy main street.

Other features in the town include: a golf club, one of Europe’s smallest synagogues, a hotel, first and second level schools, a very modern Catholic church, a more old-fashioned Anglican church, a fire station, as well as a variety of shops and other businesses.

Newtownbarry House is located just outside the town.

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Population: ~2,000

Located on the border with County Carlow.

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Bellevue Church is a small 19th century chapel on the banks of the River Slaney in central County Wexford.

The chapel may be an ideal filming location due to its old fashioned looks and ideal location. The unique church has a memorable and distinct exterior of cut deep blue limestone and grey granite. It is of a handsome medieval Gothic inspired style. But the church’s most ideal feature is its location. The church is almost isolated, as its surrounded by farmer’s fields on 3 sides. The picturesque farmland has a timeless and gentle atmosphere. The church also overlooks the River Slaney and one of its widest points, and so has easy opportunities for great vistas.

The church was built between 1855 and 1865. It is believed that famous architect, Augustus Pugin, designed the building. Originally, the tiny church was a domestic chapel attached to Bellevue house. But the big house was burned down in 1923 during the Civil War.

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Also known as St John the Baptist Church, Bellevue.

Parking: fits ~20 cars.

Nearest town: Enniscorthy, 14km away, or Wexford, 17km away.

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Ballymoney Cemetery is a historic rural graveyard near Ballymoney in north-east County Wexford.

Centred around a small copse of trees and located on a flat parcel of land, the graveyard is pretty and unusual. The partly ruined headstones are unusually spaced out in the cemetery and give the location a spooky feel.

The location is neighboured by houses on its south and west side, but is surrounded by trees on its north and east.

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For filmmakers needing a more ancient feeling rural graveyard, St Anne’s Historic Graveyard or Our Lady’s Island Cemetery may be more ideal.

The gravemarkers date from 1754-1958.

Parking: 2 cars.

Nearest town: Gorey, 7km away.

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Ballycarney Church of Ireland is a 19th century church in Ballycarney, County Wexford.

The church is of a English Georgian Gothic style. With its straightforward masonry, unadorned windows, and its typical floorplan, the church is fairly unassuming. In the small grounds around the church there are two graveyards and several trees.

The church can be seen from Ballycarney Bridge, and the two together can make a good period visual for films.

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Parking: Onsite, limited.

Nearest town: Enniscorthy, 10km away.

Bridgetown, south Co.Wexford, is a small village that was served until recently by trains operated to and from Waterford and Rosslare Harbour. The line was opened as late as August 1906 by the Great Southern & Western Railway. Bridgetown Station once had an island platform, footbridge, small goods yard and corrugated iron station building, typical of the type to be found on the line. Today only the island platform remains. Passenger services over the south Wexford line ceased in September 2010, although the track remains in situ.

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Barrow Rail Bridge is an early 20th century rail bridge over the River Barrow in south County Wexford.

The rail bridge may be an ideal filming location for scenes that need a rail bridge, for scenes that need a very long bridge, or for river scenes that need an interesting backdrop. The steel girder bridge has a striking visual quality. The bridge has a lot of character when viewed from land, the river, or on the bridge itself. When viewed along the line of the bridge, the parallel beams and girders give it an especially dramatic optical effect. The river adds to the bridge’s value as a filming location. The Barrow is particularly serene and impressive at this point, and its banks are wild and lush.

Barrow Rail Bridge was built in 1906. When it was built, it was one of the longest in Great Britain and Ireland. The bridge is composed of 11 riveted steel girder spans on concrete pillars. The piers of the bridge are cut limestone.

To let boats and ships through, one of the spans of the bridge rotates. The bridge is usually opened twice a day. The railway line that the bridge carries was closed to passenger trains in 2010. But the line is still maintained and operated by Iarnród Éireann. Freight trains still use the line, so it is not completely disused. Near the bridge is a small stone quay. On the western side of the bridge, the rail line enters a 150m long tunnel.

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Located just up river from Great Island Power Station.

Dimensions: 650m in length.

Parking: on an access road, fits ~2 cars.

Nearest town: New Ross, 17km away.

Ballycullane halt served the village of Ballycullane in County Wexford. It was an unstaffed halt and had a single platform which was accessible by a ramp.The station opened on 1 August 1906, and closed on 18 September 2010.

Ballyhack Castle commands an imperious position on a steep-sided valley overlooking Waterford Estuary. It is thought that the Knights Hospitallers of St John, one of the two mighty military orders founded at the time of the Crusades, built this sturdy tower house around 1450.

The tower is five stories tall and the walls survive complete to the wall walk. Built into the north-east wall of the second floor is a small chapel complete with a piscina, aumbry and altar. The entrance to the castle is protected externally by a machicolation and internally by a murder hole – that is, an opening through which defenders could throw rocks or pour boiling water, hot sand or boiling oil, on anyone foolish enough to attack.

Detached five-bay two-storey country house, rebuilt 1841, on a rectangular plan centred on single-bay full-height breakfront with (single-storey) prostyle distyle “in antis” Ionic portico to ground floor; two-bay (south) or three-bay (north) two-storey side elevations. Now disused. Hipped slate roof with roll moulded clay ridge tiles extending into clay ridge tiles, paired rendered central chimney stacks having stringcourses below corbelled stepped capping supporting yellow terracotta tapered pots, and cast-iron rainwater goods on overhanging rendered eaves having paired timber consoles. Rendered walls to front (east) elevation on rendered chamfered plinth with rendered panelled “giant pilasters” to corners; rendered surface finish (remainder) on cut-granite chamfered cushion course on rendered plinth with rendered panelled “giant pilasters” to corners.

Segmental-headed central door opening in tripartite arrangement behind (single-storey) prostyle distyle “in antis” Ionic portico approached by flight of five cut-granite steps with cut-granite columns between cut-granite pilasters supporting “Cyma Recta”- or “Cyma Reversa”-detailed cornice on blind frieze below parapet, timber doorcase with panelled pilasters supporting “Cyma Recta” or “Cyma Reversa” cornice on blind frieze, and concealed dressings framing glazed timber panelled double doors having sidelights below quatrefoil-detailed fanlight. Square-headed window openings (ground floor) with cut-granite sills, and moulded rendered surrounds with “Cyma Recta”- or “Cyma Reversa”-detailed hood mouldings over on “Acanthus”-detailed fluted consoles framing one-over-one timber sash windows.

Interior including (ground floor): central entrance hall retaining carved timber surrounds to door openings framing timber panelled doors, and moulded plasterwork cornice to ceiling; elliptical-headed door opening into staircase hall with carved timber surround framing glazed timber panelled double doors having fanlight; staircase hall (west) retaining carved timber surrounds to door openings framing timber panelled doors, cantilevered staircase on a dog leg plan with turned timber balusters supporting carved timber banister terminating in volute, carved timber surrounds to door openings to landing framing timber panelled doors, and moulded plasterwork cornice to ceiling; drawing room (south-east) retaining carved timber surround to door opening framing timber panelled door with carved timber surrounds to window openings framing timber panelled shutters on panelled risers, cut-white marble Classical-style chimneypiece, and moulded plasterwork cornice to ceiling; dining room (north-east) retaining carved timber surround to door opening framing timber panelled door with carved timber surrounds to window openings framing timber panelled shutters on panelled risers, cut-black marble Classical-style chimneypiece, and moulded plasterwork cornice to ceiling; and carved timber surrounds to door openings to remainder framing timber panelled doors with carved timber surrounds to window openings framing timber panelled shutters on panelled risers. Set in landscaped grounds on an elevated site.

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Burrow Bay Beach is a sandy, crescent shaped beach in south-east County Wexford.

The beach may be a good filming location for scenes that need a large, secluded beach. The beach is separated from the surrounding areas by fairly tall dunes on its landward side. These tall banks make the crescent shaped beach feel relatively secluded and isolated.

The sandy beach has exposed rocks in places. During high tides, the beach will be partially submerged, giving the location an interesting visual quality and a strong character.

Near St Helen’s Harbour.

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Dimensions: 1km long and 70m wide.

Parking: around ~10 spaces on the south end of the beach.

NeNearest town: Wexford, 20km away.

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Ballyteigue Slob is a mudflat near Ballyteigue Burrow in south County Wexford.

The tidal mudflat may be an ideal filming location where a desolate and wild coastal area is needed. The area is very rural and mostly free of signs of human habitation. The south end of the mudflat is bordered by Ballyteigue Burrow, which is a wildlife special area of conservation. This series of dunes gives the mudflats a wild and rugged background.

The mudflat is formed at the estuary of the River Muck. The area is popular with hikers and other sight seers. Windturbines in the Richfield Wind Farm are visible to the east.

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Parking: Two car parks at opposite ends of the mudflats. Both fit around 1-5 cars.

Nearest village: Duncormick, 3km away.

Nearest town: Wexford, 22km away.

Boro River is a stream in County Wexford and has an elevation of 6 metres. Boro River is situated nearby to Brownswood, close to Borrmount House.

Booley Bay beach is one of Wexford’s hidden gems and is considered a very secluded beach on the Duncannon to Hook Head road. The beach is nestled in a gorgeous sheltered bay and hosts a gorgeous, golden sweeping sand. The vibrant green fields surrounding the beach make for a beautiful view.

The secluded beach has good space for Parking on the Road down to the Beach.

Baginbun Bay beach is a secluded and sheltered sandy beach on the eastern side of Wexford’s Hook Peninsula. The beach is protected from the prevailing winds by low cliffs behind. The water in the bay is usually calm. At the southern end of the beach is Baginbun Head upon which stands a 19th century Martello tower.

Black Rock Mountain is in the Blackstairs Mountains which are located on the Carlow-Wexford border. The Blackstairs are divided into two massifs, to the north Mount Leinster and to the south Blackstairs Mountain.

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Ballytrent House is a large period house with magnificent gardens that over looks the sea on County Wexford’s south-east coast.

The 18th century property is an ideal location for films that need a period house with magnificent private gardens. The 3 acres of gardens are well maintained, contain carefully laid out paths, and have some unusual species of plants and trees.

Additionally, the house is uniquely located by the sea. The house’s front door doesn’t point to the road, but actually faces away from the entrance of the property and towards Ballytrent Beach. A 200m long private lane connects the house directly to the beach.

The house is also a working farm. The owners cultivate cattle, cereals and root crops. The farm buildings are at the rear of the period house and connect to the entrance laneway.

Also, there is a ráth, an earthen mound, that dates to prechristian times on the grounds. This ráth measures around 600 metres in circumference and is one of the largest in europe.

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Parking: On site. Fits 5-10 cars.

Nearest village: Lady’s Island, 4km away.

Nearest town: Wexford, 21km away.

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Ballycarney Bridge is an 18th century bridge on the River Slaney near Ballycarney, County Wexford.

The bridge may make a good filming location for scenes set in rural locations or ones set in small villages. It may be especially useful for period scenes. It is easy to frame Ballycarney Church and the bridge together, which makes an excellent period visual.

The bridge itself is pretty and eye-catching and the Slaney’s banks are particularly wild and green where the bridge crosses it. The lands around the bridge are mostly farmland and show little signs of the modern world.

The bridge was built in the 1780s.

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Near Ballycarney Church.

Dimensions: 70m long, 5m wide.

Nearest town: Enniscorthy, 10km away.

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Cullenstown Strand is a sandy beach in south County Wexford.

The beach is in Cullenstown village. It is known as quiet beach that is well liked by locals. It has recently been award a Green Coast Award for its high quality environment. The beach is the location of The Shell Cottage and Cullenstown Handball Alley.

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Public toilets available in the car park.

Parking: Onsite, ~15 cars, with ~10 more spaces at Cullenstown Handball Alley.

Nearest town: Wexford, 25km away.

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The Coastal Road, Killiane is a coastal road near St Helen’s Bay Beach in south east County Wexford.

The narrow road may make an ideal filming location for driving scenes that are set near the sea and especially for scenes that need a timeless location. The road is completely clear of buildings and signage for the last 160m until it reaches the beach. This means that the road feels remote and timeless.

The location can fill in for a range of periods as the narrow, tarmac road has no markings or signs that may date it.

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For a less remote feeling coastal road, filmmakers may be interested in Coastal Road, Clone.

Dimensions: The straight part of the road is 500m long, but the part of the road with no buildings is 160m. Width, around 5m.

Parking: limited.

Nearest village: Rosslare Harbour, 5km away.

Nearest town: Wexford, 20km away.

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Curracloe Beach is a long, white sandy beach and is one of County Wexford’s best beaches.

Curracloe may be an ideal filming location for scenes that need a beautiful beach that adds scale and production value. It is arguably the best beach in County Wexford and among the best beaches in the whole of Ireland. The beach is long, wide, and has soft golden white sand. The rear of the beach is covered by extensive dune systems that cuts it off from the outside world and adds visual interest to the location.

The beach has been awarded a Blue Flag, meaning that the waters around the area follow the strictest standards for quality and environmental protection. It is part of one of the longest stretches of beach in Ireland. If Cullentons Gap and Ballinsker beach are included, the sand stretches for 11km, from Raven Point to Blackwater.

Because of its beauty, unobscured vistas, and great length, Curracloe beach makes an ideal film location. It’s no suprise then that it has been used in large period films such as Saving Private Ryan and Brooklyn.

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The beach faces east and slightly south-east.

The beach varies between 10-15 metres wide.

The dune system varies between 10-20 metres wide.

There are two car parks. Raven Point carpark which holds around 50 cars. And a beach carpark which holds around 150 cars.

Public toilets are avaiable in the carpark.

Nearest town: Wexford, 11km away

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Clohamon village (Irish: Cloch Ámainn) is a picturesque rural village in north-west County Wexford

The village has two geographic features that make it idyllic and therefore a potential filming location. It is located on a relatively elevated hill which gives the village and its approaches many lovely views of the surrounding countryside. These views reach as far as the Blackstairs Moutains to the west. The village is also located on the banks of the Slaney River. The river is crossed in the centre of the village by the Clohamon Bridge. The wide Slaney River combined with the 18th century bridge gives Clohamon a picturesque and idyllic core.

Filmmakers may also be interested in the village for its industrial park. At one end of the village is the Ryland business park. The business park has a variety of industries, including a meat processing factory and a recyling centre. While these businesses are located in the village, they are grouped at one side of the village, so they don’t spoil the picturesque and tranquil feel of the rest of the village.

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Clohamon Bridge is located in the village.

Located on the N80 national road.

Nearest town: Bunclody, 10km away, or Enniscorthy, 16km away.

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Cahore is a small fishing village and tourism spot on County Wexford’s north-east coast.

The village is a well known tourism destination, and will make a good filming location where a holiday village near the sea is required. Tourists come to the area for nearby Old Bawn Beach. Old Bawn is one of the best sandy beaches in County Wexford.

Cahore is also ideal as a fishing village location. The village is visually dominated by the bay and the pier that sits at its edge. The pier is used by whelk fishers to unload. The crescent shaped bay seems to connect the village direcly to the ocean. And with the sea wall rocks that line the bay, it gives the village a distinct and memorable nauticaul character.

Cahore Pier is a popular diving and swimming spot in the hot summer months. Also on the pier, and overlooking the bay, is a characterful bar and restaurant. This bar gives the village a lot of old-fashioned charm.

There are also two caravan holiday parks in the area, which give filmmakers further options for tourism-related locations.

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Population: ~350.

Parking: ~15 cars in the bar carpark. ~20 in the carpark by the bay.

Nearest town: Gorey, 17km away.

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Campile (Irish: Ceann Phoill or Ceann Poill, meaning ‘head of the creek’) is a small but industrial village in south-west County Wexford.

The village, while small, is quite built up and brimming with industry. Along the main street are a large farmers co-op and a builder’s merchant. These two large industrial yards hold stock and heavy machinery and together give the town a particularly industrial feel. And located 13km away from Campile is the Great Island Power Station. The gas-powered energy station may give filmmakers extra location options for industrial scenes.

Away from the industry, the village has a quaint feel and may interest filmmakers as a scenic village. Arranged around a long main street, the village has houses from different decades, as well as pubs, restaurants, a post-office, hardware store, soccer pitch, and a particularly large community hall.

Campile is also ideally located near some of south-west County Wexford’s most interesting spots. Dunbrody Abbey is just 2.6km away from the village. While, Kilmokea House is 5km away and the JFK Aboretum is 5.5km away.

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Population: ~500.

Nearest town: New Ross, 15m away.

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Carrick is a small rural village in south County Wexford.

Carrick is a dignified, quiet village. It is located on the R736 road, and may be a useful base for accessing locations on the Bannow peninsula.

The village’s most standout feature is its unusual church. The church is inspired by the Romanesque style and has no steeple, which is unusual for a rural Irish church. This gives the building a unique and memorable silhouette.

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Located near St Mary’s Church, Bannow.

Also known locally as Carrig or Carrig-On-Bannow.

Population: ~200.

Nearest town: Wexford 24km away.

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The Church of the Assumption is a large urban church in Wexford town.

The Church of the Assumption, known locally as the Bride Street church, is ideal for scenes set in a grand and sophisticated urban church. Of particularly visual interest is the high steeple of the church and the large stain glass window behind the altar. Due to the church’s location and the low height of the neighbouring houses, the steeple stands tall and alone in this part of Wexford’s skyline. Inside the church, the large stain glass window leaves an immediate and lasting impression.

The building is designed in a Neo-Gothic style. The exterior is cut from old red sandstone and is trimmed with light-grey granite. This combination of stone gives the building a visually interesting appearance.

The church was built in 1858 as a companion to the Church of the Immaculate Conception on Rowe Street. These two churches are laid out to a very similar plan but have some differences. This church has a larger car park and surrounding grounds. Both churches were designed by Richard Pierce.

The church is connected to a former convent to the rear of the building. This convent is now owned by the local council and operates as accomodation for international students.

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A companion to the Rowe Street church, the Church of the Immaculate Conception .

Parking: Onsite and fits ~100 cars.

Located in Wexford town.

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The Church of the Immaculate Conception is a large urban church in Wexford town.

The Church of the Immaculate Conception, known locally as the Rowe Street church, is ideal for scenes set in a grand and sophisticated urban church. The church is in a built up and central area of Wexford town. The streets around the building are narrow and busy and so give it a very urban feel.

The building is designed in a Neo-Gothic style. The exterior is cut from old red sandstone and trimmed with light-grey granite. This combination of stone gives the building a visually interesting appearance. Inside the church, the large stain glass window behind the altar leaves an immediate and lasting impression. The church has a large organ in the choir gallery.

The Rowe Street Church was built in 1858 as a companion to the Church of the Assumption on Bride Street. These two churches are laid out to a very similar plan but have some differences. This church is slightly closer to the centre of the town. Both churches were designed by Richard Pierce.

Just 100m away from the church is a Franciscan Friary. It’s a 19th century friary with a late 18th century chapel. This friary may give filmmakers extra options in the area.

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A companion to the Bride Street church, the Church of the Assumption.

Can be accessed from Rowe Street, John Street and High Street.

Parking: Onsite, ~100 cars.

Located in Wexford town.

Bounded by the Owenavorragh River on the north side and the canal on the seaward side to the east, Courtown Woodland dates back to pre-Famine times. At 25 hectares, it was once home to oak and ash trees. Acquired by the State in the late 1950s, it was planted with commercial timber. The mixed conifers – broadleaf plantings – were largely of spruce with some ash although small strands of oak remain together with avenues of chestnut and lime trees. The canal was constructed under a Famine relief scheme in 1847. Trees include Californian redwood, swamp cypress, Japanese cedar, cedar of Lebanon and a number of pine, yew and true cypresses. You will also notice common oak, ash and sycamore.

Parking: Courtown beach.

The Raven Nature Reserve is situated approximately 8km NE of Wexford Town and adjacent to Curracloe beach. Like the Wexford Wildfowl Reserve it is owned by the National Parks and Wildlife Service of the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage. The sand dunes at Raven Point have been forming since the 1600s. Sea sand is blown onshore where it is trapped and bound in place by plants. Tree planting has happened since the 1930s to prevent coastal erosion and to protect the North Slob lands. At the southern end of the wood are more open areas with grasses and flowers.

The Reserve started its existence as a long narrow sand spit sheltering the entrance to Wexford Harbour, in the mid 1880s the creation of the adjacent North Slob landlocked the sand spit on its western side. Covering approximately 600 acres of land and 3.6km in length, the woods are planted with many trees, the commonest being the Corsican Pine; there are also Douglas Fir, Maritime Pine, Shore Pine, Scots Pine, Monterey Pine and others. Most trees were planted for coast protection and timber production. Some trees have grown naturally including the Grey Willow, Creeping Willow, Burnet Rose and Sycamore. The Raven is a popular destination for walkers and has a looped walk through the woods of 6.5km. This path is a compacted stone surface with little or no incline.

There is parking at the entrance to the woods and a County Council car park.

Coolmelagh, also known as Prospect Loop, is a forest and walking trail that has beautiful views of Wexford to the south and Wicklow and Carlow to the North. Prospect Loop trail follows forest roads with a steady climb before it descends towards Ballingate and loops back with good views of the surrounding countryside of Carlow and Wicklow. The walk meanders through pine and beech forests up to the summit of Gibbet Hill. In the eighteenth century there was a slate quarry on the hill with remnants of that still in existence.  In early May expect to see a carpet of bluebells amongst beech trees.

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The Corrig is a historic and secluded graveyard near Enniscorthy, County Wexford.

The unusual cemetery is hidden away in a small copse of trees, and can be accessed by a ‘tree alley’ that leads from Saint John’s road. The old gravestones are intertwined with the forest and are haphazardly laid out. The oldest headstones date to the mid-1700s. The cemetery may be an ideal filming location for scenes that need a secluded, ancient or peaceful graveyard.

Near Soldier’s Hole, Enniscorthy, a similarly secluded spot in a forest. Also close to Borrmount House.

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Also known locally as Carrig Graveyard and St John’s Graveyard.

Parking: Virtually none, though cars may fit in the lane that approaches the graveyard.

Nearest town: Enniscorthy, 2km away.

Detached five-bay two-storey over basement country house with dormer attic, built 1823-39, on a T-shaped plan centred on three-bay two-storey breakfront with single-bay two-stage projecting “tower” on a square plan.  Interior in ruins including (ground floor): central hall; double-height staircase hall (west) with remains of cantilevered cut-granite staircase on a dog leg plan; and reception room (east). Set in overgrown grounds with wrought iron “estate railings” to perimeter.

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Castleboro House is a large ruined manor house located near Clonroche, County Wexford.

The ruined manor may be an ideal filming location for scenes that require pictarequse ruins or for scenes that need a ruined period house. The former manor house was particularly beautiful and lavish in its day, and the empty shell speaks to this former glory. Beautiful architectural details can still be seen in the facade. These include the floral details carved in the stone parapets and the numerous stately granite columns that line the exterior.

The ruins are particular impressive due to their size and layout. The large ruin is 3 stories high and is around 75m in length. The manor was specifically laid out to give an impressive vista effect to the viewer when approached.

The manor house was designed by Daniel Robertson and was built in the mid 1800s on the site of an earlier house. The building was burned down by the IRA in 1923.

The building is roofless so the interior is quite overgrown with plants. The location is in a deterioting state and may be prone to collapse. The building is located on privately owned farmland.

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Located within 10 minutes drive of Coolbawn House, a similarly ruined stately house.

Parking: soft parking onsite, fits ~5 cars.

Nearest town: Enniscorthy, 15km away.

Campile, south Co.Wexford, is a small village that was served until recently by trains operated to and from Waterford and Rosslare Harbour. The line was opened as late as 1906 by the Great Southern & Western Railway. Campile Station once had an island platform, footbridge, large goods yard and corrugated iron station building, typical of the type to be found on the line. The station ceased to be a signalling blockpost in 1987 and the sidings, passing loop and signal cabin were removed. The remaining station building and footbridge were also demolished in the early 2000s. Passenger services over the south Wexford line ceased in September 2010, although the track remains in situ.

Corrageen is in the Electoral Division of Killann which is close to Bantry, County Wexford

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Clone Beach is a short, sandy and stoney beach in north-east County Wexford.

The small beach may be a useful filming location for scenes that need a beach with character. The rugged dunes to the rear of the beach and the winding inlet that cuts across it give the beach an unusual charm. And although it’s fairly short, the beach is unusually wide. At around 100m at its widest, the beach is one of the widest in Wexford.

The beach is sandy, but is often littered with stones. The beach can be reached by a winding hedgerow concealed path.

It is connected to Kilgorman Strand to the south. The two beaches are technically one, but have different widths, are separated by an inlet, and have their own entrances. Coastal Road Clone overlooks this location.

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Also known as Clones beach, Castletown beach and Clone strand.

Connected to Kilgorman Strand.

Dimensions: 400m by 100m.

Parking: On Coastal Road, Clone. Fits ~10.

Nearest town: Gorey, 10km away.

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Carnivan Beach is a surfing beach located on the Hook Peninsula in south-west County Wexford.

Due to its good looks and reliable waves, the beach may be an ideal filming location for surfing scenes. It can get strong and reliable waves with north-west winds, and so is often used by surfers, especially in winter months.

The sandy beach is surrounded by gorgeous cliffs. The cliff faces are, at some places, so sandy that they look like steep dunes rather than cliffs. Rockpools can be found on the beach at low tide.

The beach has a rip current and underwater rocks, so its not considered safe for beginners or weak swimmers. Just around the head is Baginbun Beach, which is very similar and considered a swimmer friendly beach.

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On the cliffs to the east, sits an early 19th century Martello Tower. The tower is now a private residence.

Dimensions: Beach: ~300m long and ~15m wide. Cliffs: ~20m tall.

Parking: Two car parks. One that holds ~5 cars and another that holds ~15 cars.

Nearest large village: Fethard-on-Sea, 2km away.

Nearest town: New Ross, 30km away.

Carne beach is located in Rosslare Co. Wexford. It is a popular destination for tourists and is busy in the summer months. It is a sandy beach and is situated beside Carne Pier. There is a car park and a concrete ramp leading down to the beach. There are public toilets nearby.

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Cullenstown Handball Alley is a handball alley on Cullenstown Strand in south County Wexford.

The handball alley may be a ideal filming location for sports scenes that need an interesting backdrop or for beach scenes that need an unusual setting. The alley’s defining feature is its location right on Cullenstown Strand. Around the alley, there are scenic views of the beach and the sea.

The walls of the alley are weathered and lichen-spotted, which adds to its appeal. Stairs adjacent to the alley lead up onto the road, giving filmmakers direct access to the location. The alley is also accessible from Cullenstown Strand and from the beach carpark as well. The alley was originally built in 1912, with additions in 1940, and restored in 2005.

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Dimensions: main wall height 6.6 meters, width 10 meters, length 19 meters.

On Cullenstown Strand. Very close to The Shell Cottage.

Parking: On the beach, ~10 cars.

Nearest town: Wexford, 25km away.

Courtown Harbour is situated on the east coast of Ireland approximately ten miles south of Arklow. It offers an anchorage off a village harbour with a small basin. Medium and shallow-draft vessels may enter the basin and come alongside the harbour wall.

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The Coastal Road Clone is a coastal road near Clone Beach, County Wexford.

The narrow road may make an ideal filming location for driving scenes that are set near the sea and especially for scenes that need a timeless location. The road travels along the coast for around 400m and overlooks the ocean for its full length. On the ocean side, there are rough grassy dunes and on the land side there are farmer’s fields and a farmhouse. It overlooks Clone Beach on its southern end.

The location can double for a range of periods as the narrow, tarmac road has no markings or signs that may date it.

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Very near Clone Beach and Kilgorman Strand. Also near to Kilpatrick Beach.

Dimensions: ~400m long and just wide enough for two cars to pass.

A pull-in spot half-way up the road fits ~5 cars.

Parking: Extra parking can be found at Clone Beach.

Nearest town: Gorey, 12km away.

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Carnsore Windfarm is a windfarm near the coast in south-east County Wexford.

The visually impressive windfarm comprises 14 wind turbines and sits on a flat parcel of land that is bordered by the coast on two sides. The windswept coastal area has a lonely atmosphere and could fit a variety of filming needs. The huge wind turbines can add an uneasy sense of scale to shots, or their sleek looks can add a cutting-edge feeling to films.

Hedges crisscross the site. A walking trail between the windfarm and the coast goes from the carpark of Carnsore Point.

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Operated by Hibernian Wind Power Ltd, which is a subsidiary of the ESB.

Dimensions: The area of the windfarm is around 1km by 500m.

Parking: Onsite, fits ~5 cars. More parking available by Carnsore Point Beach.

Nearest town: Wexford, 24km away.

Three-arch road bridge over river, built 1848. Part creeper- or ivy-covered walls centred on triangular cutwaters to piers to upriver (west) elevation having lichen-spotted domed pyramidal capping with rubble stone coping to parapets. Series of three segmental arches with tooled granite ashlar crow stepped voussoirs centred on tooled cut-granite keystones. Sited spanning Boro River with unkempt banks to river.

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Cahore Beach is a large beach with cliffs in north-east County Wexford.

The beach may be an ideal filming location for scenes need a large sandy beach or for scenes that need a beach with cliffs. The beach is wide and open. It has pretty and medium hardness sand. The beach is elevated by the nearby cliffs and a cliff walk. The cliffs start at the north end of the beach and continue up until Cahore village. The cliffs have a walking trail that is used regularly by locals and tourists.

The beach is part of the series of beaches that connects almost unbroken all the way down to Curracloe Beach, which is a 25km distance. It is popular with families and walkers.

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Dimensions: The beach connects with Old Bawn Beach after a few hundred metres, but together the two beaches stretch straigh and unbroken for more than 4km. Cahore Beach is 60m wide at its widest. The cliffs are around 12 metres at their tallest. The cliffs become dunes further south.

Parking: ~60 cars.

Nearest village: Cahore, 1.5km away. The location is also connected to the village by the cliff walk.

Nearest town: Gorey, 18km away.

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Carrigfoyle Quarry is a disued quartzite quarry near Wexford town.

The former quarry has been reclaimed by nature and is now a beautiful and scenic area that offers a lot of options for filmmakers. The location has many exposed cliff faces and rocky outcrops. The stone of the former quarry is partly composed of quartzite and other minerals, so these exposed rocks have a striking and exotic look. The main landmark of the quarry is the man-made lake at its centre. The lake gives the quarry a visual identity and is particular beautiful. The location also has a fairly large pine forest. The forest is unusual for the area and the pine trees make the location feel even more exotic.

Ongoing work by the County Council is adding walking trails and other ammenities to the location.

Located near the former quarry is Forth Mountain. The small mountain overlooks the location and offers great views of the surrounding areas.

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Also known as Barntown Quarry.

Dimensions: Main forest, 300m by 200m.

Parking: Onsite, fits ~50 cars.

Toilets are also available onsite.

Nearest town: Wexford, 7km away.

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Colclough Walled Garden is a 19th century garden near Saltmills in south County Wexford.

The garden may be an ideal filming location for scenes that need a venerable garden or for scenes that need an outdoor period location. The garden was built in the 1810s, and the current garden is a recreation of the layout of the garden from the 1830s. And as much as is possible, the garden is maintained with authentic Georgian methodology. So the garden has the same feel and look as it may have had in the 1800s.

The location is actually broken into two gardens. On the east side is the ornamental garden, and on the west side is the kitchen garden. The two gardens are separated by a intermural wall. The whole garden is enclosed by the original brick wall from the early 1800s. A stream flows through the garden and is crossed by five bridges.

Colclough Walled Garden is located on the grounds of Tintern Abbey, which may offer filmmakers more opportunities to film period scenes.

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Located very close to Tintern Abbey.

Dimensions: 160m x 50m (2 acres).

Parking: carpark that fits ~20 cars. A second car park in a nearby field fits an extra ~40 cars.

Nearest town: New Ross, 23km away. Or Wexford town, 30km away.

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Carne Pier is a pier and slipway in south-east County Wexford.

The pier is a potential filming location for fishing boat scenes. It is mostly used by local lobster fishermen and pleasure craft to moor their boats. A slipway on the beach also allows for launching of boats during high tide. The breakwater has moorings on one side, and on the exposed side is covered by anti-erosion protection.

The pier and slipway is located at the end of Carne Beach, giving the location a unique setting.

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Dimensions: ~3m wide by ~100m long.

The location is directly connected to Carne Beach.

Public toilets available.

Parking: holds ~20 cars.

Nearest town: Wexford town, 22km away.

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The Doll’s House is a unique cottage near Wexford town in south County Wexford.

The cottage may be an ideal filming location for scenes that require an eccentric house location. The location has a fantasical quality due to its small size, exotic design, and quirky features. The cottage’s flamboyant exterior makes it stand out and its charming interiors leave a lasting visual impression.

The Doll’s House is a gate lodge for Rathaspeck Manor. The cottage was built in 1900. There are many theories to explain its unsual design, including that it was originally built for the Paris International Exhibition in 1900 and shipped to its current location and rebuilt.

The small house has two bedrooms, a kitchen, a bathroom, and a sitting room.

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Located at the entrance of Rathaspeck Manor Golf Course.

Parking: Fits ~5 cars, with more spaces available at the golf course.

Nearest town: Wexford, 5km away.

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Donaghmore Beach is a characterful beach in north-west County Wexford.

The beach may be a useful film location for scenes that need a characterful and quiet beach. The beach’s shape, the coastal protection at the back of the beach, and the plant covered hill that overlooks it, give the beach a strong sense of personailty.

The sandy beach is often littered with stones after storms and high tide.

The beach is connected to Roney Point Beach at its northern side. And it is 5km away from Poulshone Head to the north.

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Dimensions: Around 1.2km long and 20m wide.

Parking: Up to 8 cars.

Nearest town: Gorey, 10km away.

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Dunbrody Abbey is a vast 12th century monastery ruins located in south-west County Wexford.

The ruins are ideal for filmmakers who need large visually impactuful religious ruins or for filmmakers who need a variety of ruin locations in one compact area. The abbey features a ruined church, a cloister, and many other smaller former monastery rooms. The church is exceptionally long, at around 60m long, and its walls are well preserved. The cloister is around 20m by 20m and is lawned. With the high visual quality of the building, these individual rooms and spaces give the filmmaker many different appealing ruin locations to set their scenes.

Also on the grounds are a hedgemaze and a ruined castle, giving filmmakers even more historical locations to make use of.

The abbey was founded in 1170 after the Norman invasion of Ireland. The first abbot of the monastery was an uncle of Strongbow, Herve de Montmorency. The monastery was dissolved in 1542 and came into private hands from then on. In 1911, the Chichester family donated the abbey to the Office of Public Works.

A railway line cuts across the grounds on the north side, but it is obscured by hedgerows when viewed from the abbey.

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For filmmakers looking for a slighly more intact monastery ruins, Tintern Abbey may be more suitable.

Operated by OPW.

Parking: ~25 spaces in the visitor’s centre.

Nearest village: Campile, 3km away.

Nearest town: New Ross, 15km away or Waterford, 18km with a ferry.

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Duncannon Beach is a popular sandy beach in Duncannon village, in south-west County Wexford.

The beach may be an ideal filming location for scenes that need a gorgeous beach in a picturesque seaside town, or for scenes that need easy access to a beautiful beach from other filming locations. The beach is pretty with golden sand. And the beach entrance is located on the Duncannon main street. A row of houses is built directly onto the first 100m of the beach. This means that the gorgeous beach and the charming village are visually intertwined and elevated by each other.

The area is also the site of an annual sand sculpting festival. This unusual event happens on the August bank holiday and has a variety of events, ending with an impressive competition of sand art on the beach itself.

Historic Duncannon Fort overlooks the beach.

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Beach dimensions: ~1km long, width varies from 6m up to 20m, but is mostly ~12m.

Car park: fits around 20 cars and is right by the beach. Street parking is also available in the village.

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Duncormick, or Duncormac, (Irish: Dún Cormaic) is a whimsical and charming small rural village in south County Wexford.

The village is an ideal filming location for scenes set in a rural farming village, or for rural scenes that need a bit of soul or humour. Duncormick has two unusual buildings within sight of each other. The first is Sinnott’s Bar on the main street. This thatched, 200 hundred year old building is brimming with easy going charm.

And up the road from the bar is St Peter’s Catholic Church. The church’s steeple, with its flamboyant crenellation, has a suprisingly fantastical quality. Elevated on a hill that looks down onto the village, the church is visible through the trees in winter months and appears to spy on the village below.

The village has a particularly rural feel due to the green spaces in and around the village. The urban part of the village is very short, only about 50m long and the rest of the village consists of houses and estates with green areas (fields and playing areas) separating them. Even the village centre is bounded at both sides by copses of trees, which makes it feel more rual. Adding to this rural quality is that the largest local business is the agricultural vehicle seller across from St Peter’s church.

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Locations in the village include St Peter’s Catholic Church, Sinnott’s Bar, Duncormick Bridge, a river walk, and a disused train platform.

The river Muck flows through the village, and where it meets the sea nearby, it creates vast and visually interesting slobland.

Population: ~120 people.

Parking: Street parking in the village centre, 5-10 cars.

Nearest town: Wexford, 20km away.

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Duncannon (Irish: Dún Canann) is a unique coastal village on the Hook Peninsula on County Wexford’s south-west coast.

The village will make a good filming location for scenes that need a colorful and cheery seaside village. It also offers some uncommon coastal features that may be of vital use to filmmakers.

On a promontory on the eastern side of the village is Duncannon Fort. First built in the 16th century and used up until the mid-twentieth century, the fort has a lot of history and gets stunning views of the surrounding estuary. Among other buildings, the fort has a two storey lighthouse. On the south coast of the village is Duncannon Beach which is a lovely sandy beach.

The village also has a harbour on its eastern side. Commercial fishing vessels use the larger part of the harbour, while a smaller and older dock within the larger harbour holds smaller boats.

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Population: ~300.

Parking: Some street parking.

Nearest town: New Ross, 24km away.

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Duncannon fort is a former coastal bastion fort on the Hook Peninsula in south-west County Wexford.

The fort may be an ideal filming location for scenes that need a military location or an unusual coastal location. The location has a variety of former military buildings, including barracks and support buildings around a central courtyard and then also defensive buildings facing the estuary. These two groups of buildings should give filmmakers lots of options for military scenes.

There are pillboxes, cannon emplacements, searchlight installations, and other defensive structures around the coastal side. Also present are former barracks, workshops and storehouses. The complex is large and has many paths, corners, and open spaces. The barracks and support buildings now house the museum displays.

The fort was built in this location to defend Waterford estuary from invasion. As such, the location gets great views both up and down the estuary. It was in use from the 16th century. The barracks and support buildings date frm the 18th or 19th centuries, while most of the defensive buildings date from World War II, when the fort was re-fortified. The bastion walls date from the 18th to 19th century.

The location also has a two storey 18th century lighthouse. The bastion fort is located at the end of Duncannon Beach. While Duncannon harbour can be seen from the other side of the fort.

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Dimensions: The fort occupies an area of around 150m by 75m.

Parking: in the central courtyard, fits 15-30 cars.

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The Dunbrody Famine Ship is a replica sailing ship in New Ross in south-west County Wexford.

The ship offers filmmakers a unique and accessible filming location for period nautical scenes. The period accurate sailing ship is permanently harboured in New Ross town and features a beautifully recreated exterior and interior.

The Dunbrody is a modern replica of a 1845 vessel of the same name. The original ship was a famine ship, one of many cargo vessels that were converted to take passengers during the Great Famine in Ireland. These ships were usually over-crowded and had a high mortality rate, which led to the nickname ‘coffin ships’. The Dunbrody is one of only two famine ship replicas in Ireland.

The ship is used as a museum and tourist attraction. Tours are run onboard the ship throughout the year and feature costumed recreations.

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Note that the ship is attached to the promenade by a steel frame, meaning that the ship is steady and does not sway with the waves.

The location also features a restaurant and gift shop on land.

Parking: Paid and onsite. Fits around ~80 cars.

Located in New Ross town.

Concrete bridge adjacent to which is a river walk leading to holy well and old graveyard. Duncormick sits over the River Muck and is on the Bannow Drive, a tourist trail and signposted route through four Wexford villages including Cullenstown, Bannow and Wellingtonbridge. Duncormick is close to a number of beaches, and a forty-minute drive from Rosslare Europort, to the east, which serves Britain and France. Waterford Airport lies to the west.

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Enniscorthy Castle is a 17th century castle and museum in Enniscorthy, County Wexford.

The old stone castle may be an idea filming location for scenes that need a castle in an urban location or for interior scenes that are set in a castle or stately home. The castle is a museum and it has exhibits that show the different eras of its history. This includes rooms and spaces from the Norman period all the way up to the turn of the 20th century.

The castle was built in 1599. It was refurbished by the Roche family in the early 20th century and had been used as a family home until 1951, when it was sold. The museum has rooms more or less untouched from when they were used by the Roche family. Also covered by the museum is Enniscorthy’s industrial history, the works of Enniscorthy designer, Eileen Gray, and local writer, Colm Tóibín.

The roof is accesible with permission and gets great views of Enniscorthy on three sides.

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Parking: Space for ~5 cars onsite. More parking available in a town carpark nearby.

Toilets on site. A lift goes to all floors.

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Edermine House is a 19th century large period house in central County Wexford.

The location may be an ideal filming location for scenes that need a rural period house, or for films that need a variety of 19th century rural locations. The main house is a refined, square two storey building. It is simple and understated, while still being charming and memorable.

But the location really excels due to the variety of buildings on the property. Attached to the main house, there is a 19th century chapel. Though the outside of the chapel looks quite disused, the interior is well maintained and beautiful. The grounds also have extensive farm buildings. These buildings form two courtyards. The main entrance of these buildings is impressive and dominating. Finally, there is a large disused glasshouse on the property. The glass was removed decades ago, but the rusting frames of the building are still quite impressive.

The main house was built between 1835 and 1845. The house was designed by John Benjamin Keane. The house also has a gate lodge and 19th century cast-iron rails at its entrance. The house looks down on the River Slaney and can be seen from the opposite bank of the river.

The farm buildings also have a disused water tower that is quite distinct looking. As well as overlooking the River Slaney, Edermine House can be seen from the Edermine Bridge that crosses it.

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Parking: onsite, fits ~5 cars.

Nearest town: Enniscorthy, 7km away.

Edenvale Woods is a woods near Castlebridge, County Wexford.

The wooded area is thin and long. It stretches around 1km and centres on the river Sow. A woodland walk passes through the old forest and leads past the many points of interest in the woods. Of special value are the multiple waterfalls. Also visible is a ruined mill and a water pumping station.

Enniscorthy is the second-largest town in County Wexford, Ireland. At the 2016 census, the population of the town and environs was 11,381. The town is located on the picturesque River Slaney and in close proximity to the Blackstairs Mountains and Ireland’s longest beach, Curracloe. The town is twinned with Gimont, France. The Placenames Database of Ireland sheds no light on the origins of the town’s name. It may refer either to the “Island of Corthaidh” or the “Island of Rocks”. The cathedral of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Ferns is located in the town as well as an array of other historical sites such as Enniscorthy Castle and the key battle site of the 1798 Rebellion.

The award winning Enniscorthy Castle, in the heart of Enniscorthy Town, County Wexford, was built in the 13th century, and has long been home to Norman knights, English Earls and local merchant families.

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Roche’s Tower House is a ruined tower house on the River Slaney near Wexford town.

The tower was built by the locally important Roche family between the 1400s and 1500s. Before the bridge was built, a ferry would cross the Slaney in the area (giving Ferrycarrig its name), and this tower was built as a means of defending the ferry from rebels and bandits.

The castle-like building is ideally located overlooking the wide River Slaney, and is just across the river from the Irish National Heritage Park. A round tower in the park overlooks the tower house and may give filmmakers extra options for historical scenes. Although the location is near a main road, the majestic river Slaney, and the fairly wild vegetation on its banks, may give the tower house some use a period filming location.

The ruined interior of the building is inaccessible to the public, but may be accessible upon special request.

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The Irish National Heritage Park sits just across the river. The driveway of the Ferrycarrig Hotel is just beside this location.

Often misnamed as “Ferrycarrig Castle”. Ferrycarrig castle refers to an older castle that once existed in the area.

Parking: Onsite and holds 15-20 cars.

Nearest town: Weford, 5km away.

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Fethard-on-Sea (Irish: Fiodh Ard, meaning ‘high wood’) is a village on the Hook Peninsula in south-west County Wexford.

The village is a gateway to the many locations of the Hook Peninsula. Situated on the north-east side of the peninsula, it is the closest large village to Hook Head Lighthouse, Loftus Hall as well as the many beaches on the east and south coasts of the peninsula. It is also located ideally on the R734 which is one of the two roads that cut down the peninsula.

Fethard-on-Sea has an impressive main street for a village of its size. The main street is especially long and straight for an Irish village. It is also particularly wide, which is typical of settlements that grew up around a market. These features together mean that the village’s centre has a strong sense of scale and should make a interesting filming location where the village’s scale on camera is important to the filmmakers.

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Located in the town is the ruined Fethard Castle. Also nearby is Fethard-on-Sea Quay.

Grange Beach, Baginbun Beach and Carnivan Beach are also with 3km of the village.

Also known as Fethard. On-sea is added to differentiate it from Fethard in Tipperary.

Population: ~300.

Parking: Street parking fits 50-100 cars.

Nearest town: New Ross, 30km away.

The stone castle here at Fethard was built in several phases during the 14th and 15th centuries. The earliest part of the  castle is a gatehouse located on the eastern side of the building. The castle was probably built by the Bishop of Ferns as a summer residence and the crenellated circular tower was topped by a bellcote. In the later medieval period several bishops resided at Fethard to avoid the attacks of the native Irish in north Wexford.

In the 17th century Fethard Castle became the property of the Loftus family whose grand residence at Loftus Hall is another site along the Norman Way.

Before the coming of the Normans, Ferns was the political base of Diarmait Mac Murchada, king of Leinster. William, Earl Marshall built the castle around 1200. Since then it has had many owners, of diverse political and military colours.

Originally, the castle formed a square, with large corner towers. Only half of the castle now stands, although what remains is most impressive. The most complete tower contains a beautiful circular chapel, several original fireplaces and a vaulted basement. There is a magnificent view from the top.

There is an extraordinary artefact to be seen in the visitor centre. The Ferns Tapestry showcases the pre-Norman history of the town via the thousand-year-old art of crewel wool embroidery. Stitched by members of the local community, the 15-metre-long tapestry comprises 25 panels of remarkable accomplishment and beauty.

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Forlorn Point is an unusual headland near Kilmore Quay in South County Wexford.

The small headland may be an ideal filming location for scenes that need a desolate, unusual or remote coastal location. Though located in Kilmore Quay, the barren, rocky and low-lying headland feels more remote and desolate due to its looks and geography. This is especially true when looking out towards the ocean. The craggy, mishapen headland seems to disappear as it reaches out into the sea.

The headland is mostly submerged during high tide, and only the conctrete pathway and the grassy island at the end of the headland is visible. During low tides, more of the dark rocks of the headland are visible.

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Dimensions: Island to land, around 200m. Walkable width during low-tide, around 10 metres.

Parking: ~30 in the Kilmore Quay beach car park, around 200m away.

Located in Kilmore Quay.

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Fethard Quay is a tiny port near Fethard-on-Sea in south-west County Wexford.

Frequently called Ireland’s smallest port, the quay may be an ideal filming location where an active, lived-in, and historic fishing port is needed. It was built in 1745, and hasn’t been changed much since then. Its age gives the weathered quay a strong, lived-in quality. This feeling is furthered by its size, as the congested quay is almost always full of boats. Also due to its size, the quay is mostly populated with smaller fishing boats, and rarely do pleasure craft or larger boats moor in the quay itself. This limited variety of boats gives the quay a quaint and rugged character.

The location features some ruined store houses from when the quay was originally built. The quay is prone to drying out in low tides. Pleasure craft and larger fishing boats tend to moor just outside the port itself.

The quay was purpose-built by Nicholas Loftus, of the locally important Loftus family, to specifically house a revenue cruiser, or King’s Barge. These ships were used to police smuggling along the coast. Originally the quay was meant to only house one boat and nothing else, it wasn’t until later that the quay was used to moor fishing vessels.

Overlooking the quay is a large and modern guest house. This may give filmmakers accomodation options or potentially more filming locations near the quay.

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Also known as Fethard harbour and Fethard dock.

Parking: Onsite, fits <5 cars.

Located just outside Fethard-on-Sea.

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Goat Hill (Irish: Cnoc na Gabhar) is a step-lined hill in New Ross County Wexford.

The stone steps may be an ideal filming location for scenes that need a hill in an urban location or for scenes that need a secluded urban setting. The modern stone steps are bordered by the old town walls on each side, which gives the spot a very private atmosphere. And the modern steps contrast nicely with the ancient walls, meaning that the location has a high visual quality. At the top of the steps, there is an open area that gets great views of the town and of the Barrow River.

The steps were installed in 2022 and the town walls were built in the 13th century. The steps feature iron handrails and archways, and there are 144 steps in total. The location is brightly lit at night. The steps lead from Creywell Street to the Bullawn.

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Parking: town parking on the top and bottom of the hill, each fits ~5 cars.

Located in New Ross.

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Glenavon Japanese Garden is an ornamental garden near Courtown County Wexford.

The garden may make a good filming location for scenes that need an unusual garden or for scenes that need a peaceful and spiritual location. The location is designed with a Japanese motif in mind. It features plants native to East Asian and it is centred around a carefully recreated Japanese pavillion.

The ornamental garden is also meant to feel spiritual and balanced, as it consciously includes features meant to evoke the four classical elements and the four seasons as well.

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Dimensions: 30m by 60m.

Parking: Onsite, 1-5 cars.

Nearest town: Gorey, 9km away.

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Gorey Municipal Offices are a set of civic offices in Gorey, County Wexford.

The ultra-modern buildings are arranged around a central square, and include Gorey civic offices, a library, a VEC building, a HSE building, and a courthouse. The location may be an ideal filming location for scenes that need a modern or slightly futuristic setting. The green and grey exteriors have a geometric and pleasing look. And the buildings are designed to complement each other, which gives filmmakers a fairly large and consistent area to set their scenes.

Gorey Municipal Offices were built in 2011 and have a floor plan of 8,500 sq. metres.

The square has a carpark and children’s play area with gym equipment. On the grounds is an unusual steel-frame gazebo. Additionally, the square is directly connected to Gorey shopping centre.

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Parking: Onsite and fits ~50 cars.

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Grange beach is a windswept beach popular for kitesurfing on County Wexford’s south-west coast.

The area is a good beach location for films that depict surfing or kitesurfers. The exposed position of the location offers surfers and kitesurfers strong winds and waves. It is especially popular with kitesurfers.

The beach itself is sandy and surrounded by low, dune topped cliffs.

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Beach dimensions: ~80 metres long and 10-15m wide. At low tides, the beach combines with Banna beach and becomes ~100 metres longer.

Cliff height: ~8m at tallest height.

Parking: Fits around 5 cars.

Nearest village: Fethard, 3km

Nearest town: New Ross, 29km away.

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Gorey is a mid-sized town in north County Wexford.

Gorey is a compact and modern town with a strong commercial leaning. It may be an ideal filming location for scenes that require a contemporary and affluent area. The town was the fastest growing town in Ireland in the early 2000s, meaning that there are many modern houses, shops and services.

However, for filmmakers that require a more modest and old-fashioned look, Gorey does retain its historic qualities, especially along parts the main street, possessing late 1800s houses, and a late 1700s market house.

Gorey may be a useful base for utilizing other areas in north County Wexford. The town’s location in the north of Wexford and along the main M11 Dublin to Wexford motorway, means that Gorey has the advantage of being the closest town in Wexford to Dublin and Wicklow. It is also ideally located near Courtown and other strong seaside locations.

Gorey has a shopping centre, multiple retail locations, as well as a busy main street. There is a theatre, two hotels, a cinema, garda station, library, and post office. The town is also connected by rail to Dublin and Wexford.

Also in the town is Gorey Municipal Offices. Filmmakers may also be interested in Gorey School of Art.

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Population: ~10,000.

Parking: Paid street parking.

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Hook Head Coast is a series of coastal features around Hook Head Lighthouse in south west County Wexford.

The exposed stratified rocks of Hook Head give the coastline a rugged and beautiful quality. The terrain ranges from flat areas to rugged patches, and even features some small sea stacks. The rocks are mostly carboniferous and the area is also known for its fossils.

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Located near Hook Head Lighthouse.

Parking: At the lighhouse, fits ~50 cars.

Nearest town: New Ross, 35km away.

Hook Head (Irish: Rinn Duáin) is a headland in County Wexford, Ireland located on the east side of the estuary of The Three Sisters (Rivers Nore, Suir and Barrow). It is part of the Hook peninsula and is adjacent to the historic townland of Loftus Hall. It is situated on the R734 road, 50 kilometres (31 mi) from Wexford town.

This area is the location of Hook Lighthouse, the oldest working lighthouse in the world.

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Hook Lighthouse is a 13th century lighthouse on the Hook Peninsula in south west County Wexford.

The medieval lighthouse may be an ideal filming location for scenes that need an ancient but operating lighthouse, or for scenes that need a rugged coastal setting. Hook Lighthouse is one of the oldest operational lighthouses in the world. The lighthouse was built between 1200 and 1240, and although it has been modernized for the operational benefit of the lantern, the tower still has ancient qualities.

The location has 115 spiraling steps that lead up 4 stories to the top of the tower, the walls of the tower are up to 4 metres thick, and the lower storeys have cross-vaulted ceilings. Each floor has its original 13th century fireplace.

On the exterior, the tower has a unique white and black stripe pattern that differentiates it from other lighthouses. The building is located on the tip of the Hook Peninsula and has great views of the coastal features along the Hook Coast. The top of the tower has a viewing balcony which is ideal for seeing the coast and the sea. The area is known for experiencing frequent fog and mist.

The lantern was has been electric-powered since the 1970s, and the operation of the lighthouse is automated, with the light being controlled from Dublin. The former keepers’ houses were converted into a visitor centre. The lighthouse is popular with tourists and is considered a symbol of County Wexford.

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Located on Hook Head.

Dimensions: 46m tall. 13m wide at the base, and 6m at the top.

Parking: ~60 cars on the lighthouse grounds, with around another 60 spaces on rough ground by the coast.

Nearest town: New Ross, 35km away.

Johnstown’s ornamental gardens were designed by Victorian Architect Daniel Robertson, who is responsible for many projects in Ireland including Powerscourt in Co. Wicklow.

The lower lake is the largest inland freshwater lake in Wexford at almost twelve acres. It was dug out by hand in the early 1850s and is a haven for wildlife including waterfowl and otters. A fully accessible 1.5km new lower lake walk has opened for the first time in approximately 100 years.

The Castle lake is the middle of three lakes and was the first to be constructed in the late 1830s-40s as part of Hamilton Knox Grogan Morgan’s grand vision for the Estate. At almost five acres it is home to numerous waterfowl. Around the fringes of this lake are two follies, including a fishing tower and seven statues which were completed at the same time as the lake. They are entirely in keeping with the romantic vision being brought to life by both owner and architect.

A third lake was constructed later in the 1880s during the time of the Fitzgerald family and is located near the walled garden. The walled gardens and hothouses, covering four acres, were originally laid out between 1844-1851 and today retain their early design. Restoration and improvement works in the walled gardens and glasshouses will be underway in the coming months.

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Johnstown Castle is a large period house near Wexford town in County Wexford.

The house may be an ideal filming location for a variety of period and modern scenes, but it may be especially useful for films that need 19th century opulence, grace and splendor. The castellated facade of the house is distinct and impressive. The gardens are sprawling, beautifully laid out and full of small details. There are a number of stately rooms filled with antique furniture and splendid architectural details. All these elements together make the castle a powerful location that should be able to fill a variety of filming needs.

The estate was built between 1835 and 1875. It was designed by Daniel Robertson in the Gothic Revival style. Robertson also designed Wells House, Wilton Castle, and Castleboro House. Johnstown Castle was used by Teagasc between 1945 and 2019, and housed labratories and other agricultural research activies. The stables of the castle now hold an agricultural museum.

An unusual feature of the castle is the 86m long servants’ tunnel that runs under the house. The castle is located very close to Wexford town.

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Due to the sheer size of the location, Johnstown Castle is split into two entries. One for the castle itself and one for the gardens and surrounding buildings.

Dimensions: the estate is around 700m by 1.2km.

Parking: Free parking onsite, fits ~100 cars.

Nearest town: Wexford, 8km away.

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The JFK Arboretum is a memorial arboretum near New Ross County Wexford.

The John F. Kennedy Arboretum may be an ideal filming location for scenes that need a woodland area, a garden, or just a generally peaceful area. The arboretum covers around 2.5 square kilometres on the slopes of Slievecoiltia. There are around 4,500 different species of plants and trees arranged in different sections around the park. This variety may give filmmakers a range of different location types to choose from, all the way from picturesque and peaceful, to dark and foreboding. There is a small decorative lake in the arboretum, which acts as a landmark and ties the different woodland areas together.

The arboreteum has a picnic spot and play area for children. There is a small hedge maze, and a topiary cut into the shape of a small house. A visitor’s centre has an exhibition space and holds audiovisual displays about the history of the arboreteum and about John F. Kennedy.

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See more on the Heritage Ireland website.

Dimensions: 2.5 square kilometeres, or 623 acres.

Nearest town: New Ross, 12km away.

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Kilmichael Point Reserve is an undeveloped headland and special area of conservation near Kilpatrick beach in north east County Wexford.

The area may be an ideal filming location for scenes that need an unspoilt coastal location. The location has some dramatic cliffs, interesting coastal features, and even some ruined buildings. The whole area is covered by wild, untouched grasses.

Please be advised that as of 2022, the lands are occupied by a herd of native cows. Access is restricted due to the danger posed to visitors.

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See up to date information on the reserve’s facebook page here.

Overlooks Kilpatrick Beach.

Dimensions: the cliffs are around 900m long. The grassy area is around 200m by 900m.

Parking: ~15 spaces near the coastguard building.

Nearest town: Gorey, 15km away.

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Kilmuckridge is a large rural village with a quirky centre near county Wexford’s east coast.

Kilmuckridge is recognizable for its quirky village centre. The village is the meeting point for four main roads, meaning that the village centre is made up of two forked roads meeting together in the middle.

The village centre is also considerably built up. There are shops, pubs and restaurants, meaning that the village’s core looks more like a town than a village. Many of these business cater to tourists that come to the nearby beaches. There are also a hotel and other accomodation in the town.

The majority of the houses and estates in and around the village are new. The population of the village grew by more than triple in the twenty years from 1996 to 2016. It currently stands around 720 people.

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Located in the village is the Kilmuckridge Church of Ireland.

Morriscastle Beach, an important beach in the area, is 3km away.

Around 20 carparking spaces are along the main road. Further parking can be found in football club, the vocational college, and the local supermarket.

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Kilpatrick beach is a sandy and stoney beach on County Wexford’s north-east coast.

The area is generally one of the quieter beaches in county Wexford, as the stones that wash ashore make it unpopular with most beachgoers. But as a potential film location, Kilpatrick beach has a lot going for it. For starters, the sea stones that are unpopular with beachgoers, make for a very visually striking sight on camera when they contrast with the golden white sand of the beach.

On the northern side of the beach, towards Kilmichael Point, there is a very extensive dune system. The reedy and sandy dunes have a dramatic shape and give lots of space for scenes.

Another visual that filmmakers may like at the site is the offshore Arklow Bank wind farm. Visible from the beach and from the dunes, the white wind turbines are very striking against the dark waters of the Irish sea.

The beach is also known for the unusual sea shells as well as the sea stones that wash onto the beach. The beach is popular with anglers.

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Beach dimensions: 20-30m wide, around 600m long.

The dunes at the north end of the beach belong to the Kilmichael Point Reserve.

Parking: 2-5 cars. 30m from the beach.

Nearest town: Gorey, 13km away.

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Kiltealy is a idyllic rural village on the foothills of the Blackstairs Mountains in west County Wexford.

The village may be an ideal filming location for scenes set in rural villages. Kiltealy is a rustic, old fashioned and idyllic village. And even in the village’s centre, there are pasture and farm buildings visible from the main road.

For films set in villages near mountains, Kiltealy offers something special to filmmakers. The main street runs in the direction of the nearby Blackstairs Mountain. This means that in some areas of the village, the large mountain dominates the view.

For period films, on the main street there is a 18th century thatched farm house attached to a pub. Both buildings are fairly untouched by modern changes.

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Population of 450 people.

The church carpark fits 10-15 cars. Some parking along the main street.

Nearest town: Bunclody, 12km away.

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Killanne or Killann (Irish: Cill Anna) is an old-fashioned rural village near the Blackstairs Mountains in west County Wexford.

The village doesn’t have a built up core, but the area has stretches of picturesque roads leading from four directions. These rural roads are old-fashioned, lined with trees, and dotted with farmhouses from different decades. These picturesque stretches of road will easily lend themselves as filming locations for driving scenes set in the past. And they will be especially appropriate for scenes where a tranquil rural location is needed.

At the crossroads that function as the village’s centre, sits Rackard’s, which is a disused pub in an 18th century building. The old-fashioned building was the birthplace of famous Wexford hurler, Nicky Rackard. Nicky Rackard played for the local club, St. Anne’s, in Rathnure.

Across from the pub is a memorial to those who died in the 1798 rebellion. A leader of the local rebellion, John Kelly, was from the village.

The village has a beautiful historic graveyard near St Anne’s Church of Ireland. As an interesting companion to this graveyard, Killanne also has a green graveyard just outside the village. Also near the Church of Ireland is a holy well.

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Located near Mount Leinster and Black Rock Mountain which are in the Blackstairs Mountain range.

Nearest town: Enniscorthy, 13km away.

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Kilmore Quay (Irish: Cé na Cille Móire, meaning ‘Quay of the big church’) is an impressive fishing village and tourism spot in south County Wexford.

Kilmore Quay has a lot to offer filmmakers who need a village by the sea. The village has a large harbour with a marina, which gives filmmakers options for both fishing boat and pleasure craft scenes. And it has businesses and organizations related to the harbour, including three seafood wholesalers, a harbour office, a scuba dive club, a marine supply store, a RNLI lifeboat station, and then ancillary businesses, such as fish restaurants as well.

Kilmore Quay also has a lot to offer as a general tourism spot filming location. There are three sandy beaches in the village. There are two smaller ones on either side of the harbour which are about 10 metres by 40 metres, and there is a larger one at the edge of the village that becomes Ballyteige Burrow and stretches for 6km. Adding to the tourism identity of the village are several statues, a nearby holiday park, a memorial garden, and a cute nautical themed playground by the harbour.

For filmmakers who need a historic village filming location, there are five thatched cottages in the village near the Catholic church. These cottages are white-washed and quaint. They are on the same street, but not forming a single unified group, they are still quite impressive as it’s unusual to see this many thatched cottages in one area. They should make a good filming location for a traditional village or for a modern but quirky village.

Just off the coast of Kilmore Quay, lie the Saltee Islands. These beautiful protected islands are reachable by a boat tour from the village, but have no quay or landing point, so may not be ideal for landing equipment.

The village also has the Forlorn Point, which is an unusual strip of land that is surrounded by the sea.

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Population: ~400.

Parking: Some street parking, harbour parking ~30 cars, and two beach carparks ~5 each.

Nearest town: Wexford, 23km away.

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Kiltennel Church is a dignified church near Courtown County Wexford.

The church may be ideal for filmmakers who need a dignified church filming location or a church with a rustic or sylvan feel. The building is located in a small cospe of trees and is of a very fine design and contruction, and it will elevate any scenes filmed there with its beauty and appearance.

The church was built on the grounds of Kiltennel house. On the grounds are a thatched cottage and an oddly shaped gate lodge. These historic buildings give the area some extra potential as a filming location for period scenes. Also because of its position on the grounds of Kiltennel house, the church is located in an old copse of trees. These trees give the church a peaceful woodland feel. And the secluded driveway through these trees gives the church an immediate visual impact and a heightened sense of importance.

Kiltennel church is a Georgian Gothic Anglican church built in 1770. It was a family-church for the powerful Stopford family for nearly two hundred years. The church was built on the grounds of Kiltennel house, which also belonged to the Stopfords, and so there are some interesting features for filmmakers nearby. On the grounds are a thatched cottage and an oddly shaped gate lodge. These historic buildings give the area some extra potential as a filming location for period scenes.

Also, because of its position on the grounds of Kiltennel house, the church is located in an old copse of trees. These trees give the church a peaceful woodland feel. And the secluded driveway through these trees gives the church an immediate visual impact and a heightened sense of importance.

The church has several stained glass windows, memorial plaques to members of the Stopford family and other characterful details. Just to the side of the altar is a monument to Lady Charlotte Albinia Stopford. This consists of a sculpted tomb marker and an opus sectile/mozaic mural. This unusual monument was created in 1836.

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Parking: Onsite, fits ~15 cars.

Nearest village: Courtown, 3km away.

Nearest town: Gorey, 5km away.

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Kilmuckridge Church of Ireland is a modest church in Kilmuckridge County Wexford.

The church is an ideal filming location where a straight-foward and slightly worn church is needed. The church is of the Georgian Gothic style and was built between 1810 and 1820. The steeple is cut-granite and has lichen spots due to age. Because of its colour and the simple obelisk topped tower, the exterior is unassuming but very visually appealing.

The modest church has a historic graveyard with aged and lichen speckled graves. Also on the site, but separated by a low wall, is a newer Catholic graveyard.

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Parking: Fits ~3 cars.

Located in Kilmuckridge.

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Kilgorman Cemetery is an unusual rural and historic graveyard in north-east County Wexford.

Filmmakers looking for an unusual rural graveyard may be interested in Kilgorman cemetery. The cemetery consists of a several gravemarkers in a sloping and grassy plot and is located on a hill surrounded by farmers’ fields. The exposed nature of the cemetery is quite stark and bold. It gives the graveyard a strange kind of atmosphere.

The dark aged graves give the spot an interesting skyline, and of special note is the tall, central obelisk marker that ties the location together.

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Parking: street parking across the road, fits ~5 cars.

Nearest town: Gorey, 10km away.

A glebe house representing an important component of the early nineteenth-century built heritage of south County Wexford with the architectural value of the composition, confirmed by such attributes as the deliberate alignment maximising on scenic vistas overlooking landscaped grounds with the meandering River Barrow in the near distance.

Hotel & self-catering accommodation also.

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Kilmore Quay Harbour is a harbour and marina in Kilmore Quay in south County Wexford.

The large harbour may be an ideal filming location for fishing boat, industrial dock, or marina scenes. The sheltered harbour has two quays for fishing boats and a large marina for pleasure craft. Its size makes Kilmore Quay harbour one of the busiest and most impressive fishing harbours in County Wexford. It is only equaled by New Ross Port and Wexford Harbour.

Notably, the harbour houses a large marina. This is an floating pontoon for mooring mostly pleasure craft. The marina can hold up to 60 vessels. This marina gives filmmakers options for filming pleasure craft and yacht scenes in a harbour location.

The harbour has facilities for the care of boats, and these facilities may offer filmmakers more options for nautical related scenes.

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Dimensions: The large fishing boat quay is around 70m long. The small fishing boat quay is around 120m long. The marina takes 60 vessels.

Public toilets near the shore.

Parking: ~40 spaces immediately by the harbour, with more available in the beach car park.

Located in Kilmore Quay.

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The Library Park Amphitheatre is an outdoor amphitheatre in New Ross, in south west County Wexford.

The amphitheatre may be an ideal filming location for scenes that require an outdoor performance area or for scenes that need a modern and artistic outdoor space. The amphitheatre and its surroundings are pretty and modern. The amphitheatre is constructed from blue-grey Carlow granite that makes it stand out nicely against the green grass of the park, and its geometric design adds a pleasing visual quality to it.

The pretty park is intended to compliment the design and feel of the amphitheatre. Raised mounds of earth create an unusual backstop for the theatre. And because of the trees that encircle the park, the location feels very secluded and peaceful, despite being in the centre of the town.

The amphitheatre and park are designed around the concepts of time, writing, and knowledge. The layout of the park is intended to evoke these ideas, with the amphitheatre also doubling as a large sundial, and the native trees in the park are planted according to their order in the ogham alphabet.

The inscription on the main circle of the amphitheatre reads “the pen is mightier than the sword” and the other circle has roman numerals for the sundial.

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The amphitheatre’s proper name is An Clog Mór Amphitheatre, which means The Great Clock in Irish.

The amphitheatre seats around 100.

Dimensions: Radius of amphitheatre main circle, 8m. Distance from centre to last step, 17m.

Parking: library car park that fits ~50 cars.

Located in New Ross.

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Lady’s Island Lake (Irish: Loch Tóchair) is a windswept brackish lake in south County Wexford.

The unspoilt lake offers stunning views and a powerful atmosphere, which makes it an ideal filming location for films with important lake scenes.

The southern banks are sandy beaches, while on the northern side, there’s the Lady’s Island (technically a peninsula) which has reedy and grassy banks. On the peninsula, there’s a cemetery, castle and a popular pilgrimage site.

The windswept lake is a back-barrier seepage lagoon, one of only two in Ireland. This means that the lake is neither fresh nor salt water but somewhere in between. As such, the flora and fauna of the lake are distinct. Swans and terns can often be seen.

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Dimensions: 2.96km2.

Public toilets are available in Lady’s Island village.

Parking: On Our Lady’s Island (the peninsula), and Lady’s Island village.

Nearest village: Lady’s Island village, on the north side of the lake.

Nearest town: Wexford, 19km away.

Mount Leinster is a 794-metre-high (2,605 ft) mountain that straddles the border between Counties Carlow and Wexford. It is the fifth-highest mountain in Leinster, and the highest of the Blackstairs Mountains. A 2RN transmission site tops the peak with a mast height of 122 metres (400 ft). The mountain is most often climbed from the Nine Stones, a landmark point at the foot of Mount Leinster, about 8 miles east of Borris. From Borris there is a road to a visitor car park on the mountain. From there the steep 2RN access road leads to the summit. This road is closed to normal traffic and 2RN have now fenced off the transmitter mast from public access.

Monksgrange Garden & Norman Gallery has extensive gardens with views to Mount Leinster. Supplanting the original 18th century garden, the current layout was completed in the 1920’s. A folly castle built in 1822 adds an air of history to its surrounding garden. This garden contains wonderful specimen trees and shrubs, and a collection of azaleas and rhododendrons. Peaceful paths meander along a natural stream where ponds, small waterfalls and sculpture create interest and calm.

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