‘Though I would like to keep Ireland entirely secret as a shooting location I am afraid that the word is already out that it has the best crews, terrific locations, great infrastructure and an excellent authority in the Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland.
Whit Stillman, Writer / Director, Love & Friendship ​

Filmmaking History

Ireland has a diverse and exceptionally rich culture of bringing stories to the screen. We have the demonstrated expertise you need across every area of filmmaking.

Ireland has long been associated with great filmmaking. From the feisty, passionate romance in John Ford’s much-loved The Quiet Man; to David Lean’s epic drama Ryan’s Daughter; to the Academy Award® nominated films like Room by Lenny Abrahamson, Brooklyn by John Crowley, and the critically acclaimed The Lobster by Yorgos Lanthimos; to Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi.

World-class TV drama is also produced in Ireland year after year.  Ireland is an established hub of expertise for television production with huge growth and potential in this area. Recent television dramas, which filmed extensively in Ireland, include Vikings for History Channel US and the second season of AMC’s Into the Badlands.

Excellent Filmmaking Professionals

Ireland’s industry of film and television excellence is built on its talent. Central to our success is the depth and breadth of expertise that is available in Ireland from our producers, directors, writers, to our cast, crew, facilities and service providers.These talented filmmaking professionals have vast experience on local and international productions that choose to film on location in Ireland. 

Strong Government Support

The Irish film industry is backed by consistent support from the Irish Government. With a tax incentive of 32% and FÉ/SI project funding available for co-production, Ireland has a huge financial and professional support system for incoming production. The Irish filmmaking industry has gone from strength to strength with the support of the Irish Government and this growth is set to continue into the future. 

Filmmaking Infrastructure

Ireland’s excellent filmmaking infrastructure supports all aspects of production, from development to completion. With world class co-producing companies, a wealth of filmmaking crew and services, three large scale studios to choose from all equipped to facilitate feature filmmaking and television production, many award winning international VFX and post productions companies working here, and Academy Award nominated animation studios, Ireland can support all stages of incoming production.

The Irish film, television and animation industry is a global success story. Come and visit us to find out why.