Location cinematografica

Harristown House Irish Film Location

700 Acres To Make Your Own

Harristown has so much to offer as a film location.

From a practical point of view it is close to Dublin and has ample parking for crew and facilities. The buildings are set away from the road and thus complete privacy is ensured during shooting.

The internal décor and furnishings of the Georgian house have been used as a backdrop for an 18th century mini series about the famous Lennox sisters (Aristocrats 1998) and conversely an ABC blockbuster TV series about FBI recruits set in the 21st century (Quantico 2018).

The basement of the house is a large vaulted space and uniquely it is connected to the stable yard by an underground tunnel. This area has been used as a publishing house (Vita and Virginia 2017), a hospital (Sacrifice 2016) and a prison (Foyle’s War 2015).

The 18th century farm buildings and stables are unchanged and provide authentic backdrops to films requiring a historical perspective. A French village scene was shot in the farmyard (Frankie Starlight 1994) and more recently it was used as a barracks at the time of the Great Irish Famine (Black 47, 2017).

We shot six consecutive days at Harristown House on BLACK 47. The entire climactic riot and battle sequence exteriors were staged there, as well as interiors in their beautiful house, the stables and outbuildings. Hubert and his team were extremely welcoming and facilitated many weeks of prep and construction prior to the shoot and countless vehicles and facilities and hundreds of cast and crew during the shoot itself.

I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Harristown House to any production - they have ample capacity, a wide range of locations and scenery and a great spirit of co-operation and support. I hope to shoot there again in the future!
— Lance Daly, Director, BLACK 47

The estate bridge over the River Liffey and the drive up to the house provide unparalleled vistas, which are camera friendly and have been used for filming (Trojan Eddie 1996 and The Butcher Boy 1997).

In an age where historic buildings and estates are being put to more commercial uses, Harristown remains untouched.