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 Jane, Northanger Abbey, The Crying Game and Artemis Fowl.
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.