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Movies Made in Beara
Beara has long been a popular place for making movies. The list includes the film of Deirdre Purcell's novel 'Falling for a Dancer', 'Ondine', 'Byzantium, Tamatama and 'The Purple Taxi'
Saoirse Ronan Byzantium Byzantium, the new Neil Jordan directed vampire film starring Saoirse Ronan (Hanna), Gemma Arterton (Quantum of Solace 007) and Jonny Lee Miller (Trainspotting) was partly made here in Beara at locations such as The Mare's Tail (left) and the Arches near Allihies. The movie is now available on dvd
Saoirse Ronan Mares Tail, prints available click here  


Japanese move 'Tamatama' which means 'By Chance' was filmed in and around Eyeries May 2011. The Director was Mayomi. It was shown in Eyeries Village Hall in November 2011, for which Mayomi and the Producer Satooshi flew in especially from Japan

Filming at the Hag of Beara


Colin Farrell


Ondine trailer

On set filming Ondine in Castletownbere A film starring Colin Farrell called 'Ondine' was shot here in July, August and September 2008. Directed by Neil Jordan who has given us such memorable films such as 'The Crying Game', 'Company of Wolves,' 'Breakfast on Pluto' and 'Michael Collins'
On set filming Ondine in Castletownbere
The Royal A scene from the ITV hospital drama The Royal was shot here in June 2008. Set in the 1930s it was filmed in Eyeries village and also (left|) Kilcatherine Cemetary
Falling for a Dancer Falling for a Dancer was shot in and around Eyeries. Here a scene shows a procession coming out of Eyeries Church. It also starred Colin Farrell in one of his early roles, also starred Dermot Crowley who went on to star in programmes like the BBC spy drama 'Spooks'
Rover ad Rover shot an advertisment for one of their luxury cars in Eyeries. The idea was a street festival with musicians playing in the street. The top picture here shows food laid out. The lower shots shows one of the cameras on the end of a hoist with the crew making adjustments
Rover ad
The Purple Taxi

The Purple Taxi

Fred Astaire, Charlotte Rampling, Peter Ustinov and numerous locals the film is about some ex pats living in a self imposed exile in Eyeries. The film score is by the Chieftains and it was entered into competition at the Cannes Film Festival

Bord Fáilte have also shot ad campaigns in Eyeries
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