Lights, camera, action! Inistioge named one of Ireland’s ‘Top 25’ movie locations
KILKENNY’S picture-postcard village of Inistioge has been named in a new list of Ireland’s ‘Top 25 Movie and TV Locations’.
The people of Inistioge are well used to the sight of film crews descending on their pretty village to shoot a wide variety of films, blockbusters and – most recently – the nostalgic Dunnes Stores Christmas advert.
In recognition of the county Kilkenny village’s movie-star status, Inistioge has been named as one of the country’s leading filming locations.
The list was compiled by leading travel writer Pól Ó Conghaile. Writing in the Irish Independent, Ó Conghaile said: “Kilkenny’s Cartoon Saloon are spreading modern-day music magic around the county, but hands up who remembers the movie version of Meave Binchy’s Circle of Friends (1995)?
“A youthful Chris O’Donnell and Minnie Driver headed the cast, but can we all agree that the vivid little village of Inistioge, with it’s jaw-dropping 10-arch bridge, stole the show? Widow’s Peak (1994) and The Secret Scripture (2016) also featured locations on the beautiful banks of the River Nore.”