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Tourism Ireland Unveils Behind-The-Scenes Video Of The Banshees Of Inisherin

By Dave Simpson
Tourism Ireland Unveils Behind-The-Scenes Video Of The Banshees Of Inisherin

The landscapes of Ireland’s west coast will be showcased in the movie The Banshees of Inisherin, which is set to go on release in Ireland, Britain and the United States on 21 October.

Tourism Ireland – in conjunction with Searchlight Pictures – has created a short behind-the-scenes featurette, using footage shot during filming for The Banshees of Inisherin. It includes director, writer and producer Martin McDonagh, as well as actors Colin Farrell (who plays Pádraic), Brendan Gleeson (Colm), Kerry Condon (Siobhán) and Barry Keoghan (Dominic), who describe and praise the special locations chosen for filming.

You can view the behind-the-scenes video here:


The video is being shared by Tourism Ireland on social media, including Facebook and Instagram, in Britain, the United States and France, highlighting the island of Ireland’s scenery and reminding people that The Banshees of Inisherin was shot on location on the island. The behind-the-scenes featurette will also be shared with Tourism Ireland’s database of journalists in Britain, the United States and France.


Filming for The Banshees of Inisherin took place on Achill Island and Inis Mór, at places like Keem Bay, Lough Acorrymore, Purteen Harbour, St Thomas’s Church and Cloughmore (all Achill Island), as well as Gort na gCapall, Bungowla, Lighthouse Lane, Dún Aonghasa and Rabbit Beach (all Inis Mór).

Niall Gibbons, chief executive of Tourism Ireland, said, “We are extremely grateful to Searchlight Pictures for their generosity in agreeing to make this behind-the-scenes look with us. It allows us to keep the beauty of the West of Ireland to the fore, and to showcase our authentic, home-grown talent. We were delighted to see the huge success that The Banshees of Inisherin enjoyed at the Venice Film Festival last month. Tourism Ireland is capitalising on this positive exposure for Ireland, bringing the beautiful scenery of the Wild Atlantic Way to the attention of people in some of our main markets and inspiring them to visit.”

In the behind-the-scenes featurette, Martin McDonagh says, “What we wanted to capture in the film was the beauty of Ireland and the cinema of it. We just wanted to make one of the most beautiful Irish films we could possibly make.”

Additional Information

Five travel journalists and five entertainment journalists – from Britain, the US, France and Germany – were invited to visit over the weekend. Their itinerary included a screening of The Banshees of Inisherin at Dublin’s Light House Cinema, as well as visits to Achill Island and Inis Mór.

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