Shot in Kerry

Image courtesy of Disney Lucas Films

"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" (2017), "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" (2015) & "The Lobster" (2015) are the most exciting recent films to shoot in Kerry but film productions have been coming to 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

    2017
  • Lobster

    The Lobster

    2015
  • Star Wars

    Star Wars : The Force Awakens

    2015
  • Run and Jump

    Run & Jump

    2013
  • Pilgrim Hill

    Pilgrim Hill

    2012
  • Far and Away

    Far and Away

    1993
  • Ezcalibur

    Excalibur

    1981
  • Ryan's Daughter

    Ryan's Daughter

    1969
  • Playboy of the Western World

    The Playboy of the Western World

    1963
  • The Dawn

    The Dawn

    1930
  • O'Kalem

    The O’Kalem Company

    1910