Meath Film Commission

Meath Film Commission

Meath provides an ideal location and wide range of settings for film and TV.

Why Film in Meath?

  • Ideal for shots that require an element of Irish heritage, in particular ruined castles, churches and ancient monuments.
  • Superb choice of rural settings; rolling countryside, beautiful rivers such as the Boyne and Blackwater, and working farms.
  • Old Irish and English-style villages with period architecture including Moynalty, Ballinlough, Oldcastle, Dunboyne, Nobber and Kilmessan.
  • Proximity to Dublin Airport and Dublin city centre (30 mins - 90 mins).
  • Used for previous productions including Braveheart, Vikings, The Last Duel, Becoming JaneNorthanger Abbey, The Crying Game and Artemis Fowl.


Filming Highlights

Trim Castle: the largest medieval castle in Ireland and used extensively in Mel Gibon's epic Braveheart.

Slane Castle: 18th century castle with beautiful period interiors.

Bective Abbey: medieval abbey, used most recently in Ridley Scott's The Last Duel and previously in Braveheart.

Monastic settlement at Kells (medieval round tower and high crosses).

Loughcrew Cairns: prehistoric mounds, on the highest hills of County Meath, wrapped in myth and wonder.

Battle of the Boyne: 18th century mansion on a historic battlefield.

Hill of Tara: a rolling green hill, the scene of ancient kingship rituals and modern battles and political gatherings.

Navan: a vibrant town of shops and restaurants, with an impressive seven-arch railway viaduct and a mix of old and new bridges over the Boyne.


For filming at all National Monument heritage sites please contact the Office of Public Works


Trim Castle