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Movies about Ireland or shot in Ireland

Updated on October 9, 2014

Ireland & Movies: Ireland has produced a lot of outstanding movie actors

Do you love movies? Do you love Ireland? Here is a list of movies shot in Ireland, about Ireland or with Irish actors. Pierce Brosnan, Daniel Day-Lewis, Colin Farrell - they are from Ireland. Great selection of old and new Hollywood movies plus Irish cinema movies. What is your favorite movie?

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Pierce Brosnan plays a father trying to be a single parent in mid-20th-century Ireland. Based in part on real events, this at times very melodramatic film highlights the inequalities and bigotry of Irish society during those years.

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From the director of Driving Miss Daisy comes this compelling, heartwarming and inspiring true story of a father (Pierce Brosnan) who faces impossible odds to keep his family together. Times are tough in Dublin, Ireland. But no one has it tougher than Desmond Doyle when his wife runs off and his beloved daughter Evelyn and two young sons are sent to an orphanage by the government.Enlisting the help of loyal friends (Julianna Margulies, Stephen Rea) and a feisty American lawyer (Aidan Quinn), he takes his case to Ireland's Supreme Court in a history-making quest to topple an ironclad law and win back the custody of his children!


The Wind That Shakes the Barley - 2006

The Wind That Shakes the Barley
The Wind That Shakes the Barley

Driven by a deep sense of duty and a love for his country, Damien (Cillian Murphy) abandons his burgeoning career as a doctor and joins his brother, Teddy in a dangerous and violent fight for freedom. As the Irish freedom fighters bold tactics bring the British to a breaking point, both sides finally agree to a treaty to end the bloodshed. But, despite the apparent victory, civil war erupts and families who fought side by side, find themselves pitted against one another, putting their loyalties to the ultimate test.


Famous Irish Actors

Here is a list of famous Irish actors. Do you know them? Have you met any? I met Daniel Day Lewis and I passed by Jonathan Rhys Meyers... Only later I realised who he was...

  • Dervla Kirwan - actress, Ballykissangel, Goodnight Sweetheart

    Gerard McCarthy - actor, star of Hollyoaks

    Jonas Armstrong - actor , star of the BBC series Robin Hood

    Spranger Barry - actor

    Patrick Bergin - film actor

    Stephen Boyd - film actor

    Kenneth Branagh - actor on stage, film and TV, The Harry Potter movies

    Brid Brennan - actress

    George Brent - Hollywood actor

    Pierce Brosnan - actor, best known as James Bond from 1994 to 2005

    Gabriel Byrne - TV and film actor

    Todd Carty - TV stage film actor and director

    Elaine Cassidy - Film actress

    Tony Clarkin - Actor/ Stage/ TV/ Radio/ Film and Voice Over Artiste

    Kerry Condon - actress

    Michael Colgan (actor) - actor

    Ada Dyas - actress

    D'Arcy Corrigan - Hollywood actor

    Catherine Cusack - stage and TV actor, daughter of Cyril Cusack

    Cyril Cusack - actor of stage, film and TV (born in South Africa)

    Niamh Cusack - TV actress, daughter of Cyril Cusack

    Sinéad Cusack - stage, film and TV actress, daughter of Cyril Cusack, married to Jeremy Irons

    Sorcha Cusack - Film and TV actress, daughter of Cyril Cusack

    Daniel Day-Lewis - British-born Oscar winner

    Thomas Doggett - actor‎

    Patrick Dempsey - actor, best known for his role in Grey's Anatomy

    Alison Doody - actress, best known for her role in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

    Roma Downey - actor, best known for her role as Monica in the TV series Touched by an Angel

    Tommy Duggan (actor) - actor

    Hilton Edwards - co-founder of the Gate Theatre, born in UK

    Kate Fahy - stage actress

    Colin Farrell - Hollywood actor

    Michael Fassbender - Hollywood actor

    Barry Fitzgerald - Abbey Theatre actor turned Hollywood star

    Fionnula Flanagan - actress

    Brenda Fricker - Oscar winner

    Bronagh Gallagher - actress

    Liam Neeson-Hollywood Actor

    Sir Michael Gambon - Theatre, TV and film actor, e.g. [[Harry Potter (film series)Harry Potter films]]

    Charles K. Gerrard - Hollywood actor

    Douglas Gerrard - Hollywood actor

    Brendan Gleeson - actor, e.g. Harry Potter films

    Richard Harris - actor, e.g. Harry Potter films

    Forrester Harvey - Hollywood actor

    Brendan Kelly (actor) - actor

    David Kelly - actor

    J. M. Kerrigan - Abbey actor

    Joanne King - actress

    Evanna Lynch - actress, e.g. Harry Potter films

    Joe Lynch - TV actor

    Sarah Ryan - actor, appeared in Nora, The Secret of Roan Inish, Waking Ned

    F. J. McCormick - Abbey actor

    Micheál Mac Liammhóir - co-founder of the Gate Theatre, born in UK

    * Patrick McGoohan - actor and creator of The Prisoner

    Barry McGovern - Stage, Film and TV actor

    Katie McGrath - Film and TV actress

    Colm Meaney - Hollywood actor

    Jonathan Rhys Meyers - Film and TV actor

    Charles Mitchel - actor and newsreader

    Colin Morgan - TV actor

    Edward Mulhare - actor, Captain Daniel Gregg in The Ghost and Mrs. Muir and Knight Rider

    Cillian Murphy - actor

    Derek Murphy (actor) - actor

    Devon Murray - actor, Seamus Finnigan in the first five Harry Potter movies

    Liam Neeson - actor

    Jim Norton - Character actor

    Ardal O'Hanlon - actor and comedian

    Maureen O'Hara - actress

    Milo O'Shea - actor

    Maureen O'Sullivan - actor, mother of Mia Farrow

    Peter O'Toole - Oscar winner

    Jason Priestley - actor

    Glenn Quinn - actor

    Stephen Rea - actor

    Saoirse Ronan - actress

    Fiona Shaw - actress, The Harry Potter movies

    Arthur Shields - actor (younger brother of Barry Fitzgerald)

    Niall Tóibín - actor and comedian

    Stuart Townsend - actor and boxer

Veronica Guerin - 2003

Veronica Guerin
Veronica Guerin



In the Name of the Father - 1994

In the Name of the Father
In the Name of the Father

The true story of a dublin youth wrongly imprisoned for an ira bombing and vindicated in a courtroom battle. Don't miss - Daniel Day-Lewis


Great selection of Irish Movies

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I love Irish and everything about Ireland... - Which movie is your favorite?

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      Tanya Jones 

      4 years ago from Texas USA

      A Shine of Rainbows is my favorite Irish movie.

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      5 years ago

      Hi. I never knew Liam Neeson was Irish. So I learnt something new today. Ireland is an amazing place. My bucket list mentions visiting the Irish countryside, local pubs . You have put up a fantastic lens. Thank you for sharing it with us. Cheers.

    • k4shmir profile image


      5 years ago

      nice lens. thanks for sharing

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      ElizaHenderson LM 

      5 years ago

      Love this lens! I'm in the US, but my Da is from Dublin originally. :)

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      food monkey 

      7 years ago

      fun lens!

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      7 years ago

      aaaahhh Daniel Day Lewis. One word... GENIUS. Shame about Liam Neeson, he used to be good. Do you know the name of the Playwright who wrote The One Day of the Year? (Northern Irish play i believe - been trying to find that out for a while - not sure if i have the title right - last internet search yielded nothing.

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      7 years ago

      Very cool lens - I think I need a Cillian Murphy marathon now! Here's a Lucky Leprechaun Blessing for St. Paddy's Day!

    • SweetMarie83 LM profile image

      SweetMarie83 LM 

      7 years ago

      I didn't realize there were so many Irish actors! My favorite are Pierce Brosnan, Colin Farrell and Liam Neeson. :-)

    • sheriangell profile image


      7 years ago

      Well done - I didn't realize there were so many actors from Ireland. Blessed by an Angel today and featured on Pay It Forward - My Life As An Angel.

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      8 years ago

      Big collection of Irish Actors- I like Ireland for its scenic beauty. Thumbs up and favorited

    • jolou profile image


      8 years ago

      I agree there certainly are some fine actors from Ireland. I especially like Pierce Brosnan and Liam Neeson.

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      8 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Thank you for introducing me to these actors and movies. I thought many of them were English actors. Well Done!


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