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Exploring Dingle Peninsula: Your Ultimate Guide

Discover the iconic spots in Dingle that have starred in various films, adding magic and allure to the silver screen. As you explore our guide, you’ll walk in the footsteps of movie stars and see the picturesque settings that brought their stories to life. Whether you’re a film buff or a nature lover, these locations promise a spectacular blend of cinematic history and natural beauty. Join us on a cinematic journey through Dingle’s most famous film locations.

Exploring these famous filming locations not only offers a glimpse into Hollywood’s cinematic history but also allows visitors to experience the natural beauty and rugged charm of the Dingle Peninsula firsthand. Whether you’re a movie buff or simply seeking stunning scenery, these iconic spots are not to be missed during your visit to Dingle.

Famous Nearby Spots Used in Movies


1. Dún Chaoin

Visit the iconic beach featured in the film “Ryan’s Daughter,” directed by David Lean. Located near Dingle Town, this picturesque setting offers stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean and was the backdrop for many memorable scenes in the movie.

The parish of Dún Chaoin features in Ryan’s Daughter, the old schoolhouse is located here. The schoolhouse is close to The Great Blasket Centre and if you park there, a pathway leads from the centre along the cliff leading out to the house.


2. Dunquin Pier:

This picturesque pier at the western tip of the Dingle Peninsula has been featured in several films and television shows. Its dramatic coastal scenery and panoramic views of the Blasket Islands make it a popular filming location. Notable productions filmed at Dunquin Pier include “Far and Away” starring Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman.
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2. Ceann Sibéal:

This is the Star Wars location of the old Jedi temple where Luke begins Rey’s training in the ways of the force. A collection of beehive-shaped huts was built to reproduce the beehive huts of Skellig Micheal. The rugged coastline and dramatic scenery set the scene as ocean world Ahch-To. The set was removed completely after filming and the site is on private farmland. You can get spectacular views of this location from viewing points on the Slea Head Drive and from nearby walking trails. Ceann Sibéal is located near Ballyferriter, ‘the home of star war.’


3. Coumeenoole Beach:

This secluded beach, nestled along the rugged coastline of the Dingle Peninsula, has provided a stunning backdrop for various film productions. Its dramatic cliffs, golden sands, and crystal-clear waters have made it a favourite location for filmmakers seeking breathtaking coastal scenery.

4. Connor Pass:

The scenic Connor Pass, which winds its way through the mountains of the Dingle Peninsula, has been featured in numerous films and television commercials. Its dramatic landscape and panoramic views of the surrounding countryside make it a popular choice for filmmakers looking to capture the beauty of Ireland’s wild west coast.