Shot in Kerry

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In the Summer of 2021, "Joyride", starring Academy Award Winner, Olivia Colman, shot in Kerry. "Joyride" was directed by Emmy Award Winner, Emer Reynolds & written by Kerry based screenwriter, Ailbhe Keoghan. "Joyride" is due for release in 2022. In Oct 2021, the Irish Language Feature Film, "Tarrac", shot on the Dingle Peninsula.

"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" (2017), "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" (2015) & "The Lobster" (2015) have also recently shot in Kerry. Film productions have been shooting in the county for almost a century. In 1910 the New York based O’Kalem Company made history by shooting almost 30 feature films here, the earliest fiction films to be shot in Ireland. In the 1930s a local Killarney man, Tom Cooper, himself made history by shooting “The Dawn”, the first indigenous sound production in Ireland, released in the US as “The Dawn Over Ireland”.

In the intervening years well known productions such as David Lean’s “Ryan’s Daughter” (1969), John Boorman’s “Excalibur” (1981) & Ron Howard’s “Far & Away” (1993) have all shot in Kerry. The dramatic scenery has always been a draw but the level of film production support in the county enables productions to keep coming back.

  • Image courtesy of Disney Lucas Films

    Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi

  • Lobster

    The Lobster

  • Star Wars

    Star Wars : The Force Awakens

  • Run and Jump

    Run & Jump

  • Pilgrim Hill

    Pilgrim Hill

  • Far and Away

    Far and Away

  • Ezcalibur


  • Ryan's Daughter

    Ryan's Daughter

  • Playboy of the Western World

    The Playboy of the Western World

  • The Dawn

    The Dawn

  • O'Kalem

    The O’Kalem Company