Where was Irish Wish filmed? The house and all the locations

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Featuring a stunning country house and great locations, the fantastic romantic comedy Irish Wish was filmed entirely on location in Ireland.

After the huge success of Falling For Christmas, the 2022 movie set in Utah, Lindsay Lohan signed on to star in two more films for Netflix.

Ed Speleers and Lindsay Lohan

In the story, Lohan is Madeline Kelly, a ghostwriter for her love interest, Paul Kennedy, played by Alexander Vlahos.

But a handsome photographer (British actor Ed Speleers) and a magical fairy will cross Madeline's path and change her fate forever.

Welcome to the Emerald Isle and our (almost) spoiler-free guide to all the filming locations of Irish Wish. You'll find the locations in order of appearance.

The Irish Wish locations

Irish Wish location
The movie opens with stock footage in New York. However, the Soho Hotel, where the book reading takes place, was filmed in Dublin.

The Clarence Hotel is located in the heart of the city, the vibrant Temple Bar district.
(You can open all the locations on Google Maps by clicking on the links below in the captions ↴)
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Irish Wish bar
The interior colorful bar was also filmed in this stylish boutique hotel, originally built in 1852.

The Clarence was purchased in 1992 by Bono and The Edge, two members of the renowned Irish rock band U2, along with a group of investors.

You can stay in one of the double rooms with private bathroom for about 185 Euros (200 USD) per night.

Sunset Ridge High School
Maddie's mom, Jane Seymour (played by Rosemary Kelly), works at the fictional Sunset Ridge High School in Des Moines, Iowa.

The exterior of the school is edited stock footage of The Covenant School in Charlottesville, Virginia.
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Ireland West Airport Knock
This location doesn't need much explanation, does it?

Ireland West Airport Knock is an international airport located in County Mayo, serving as a major gateway to the west of the country.
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Cobh Ireland
On her way to Paul's home, there are several establishing shots or random picturesque locations in Ireland, including Clew Bay in County Mayo, Dingle in County Kerry, and the seaport town of Cobh in County Cork.
Image courtesy of Psyberartist - Maps: Clew Bay /Dingle / Cobh

Westport Quay
The cute bus goes through Westport Quay in County Mayo on the west coast.

The traditional Irish pub Cronin’s Sheebeen, also located in Westport, appears in one of the shots.
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The Irish Wish house

Irish Wish house
The Kennedy's Estate is the Killruddery House, considered one of the finest countryside manors in Ireland.

Located near Bray in County Wicklow, south of Dublin, the house exhibits classic Elizabethan architecture, characterized by its symmetrical design.

Privately owned by the Earl of Meath, this magnificent property has undergone various renovations and additions, yet retains much of its original character and old-world charm.
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Beech Circle
Built in 1618, this sprawling 800-acre estate holds a wealth of historical significance and is home to one of Ireland’s most celebrated gardens.

Among Killruddery House's notable features is the round pond, known as the Beech Circle, which is also featured in the movie.

Irish Wish drehorte
The wedding scene was filmed at Killruddery House Orangery, designed and built by William Burns in 1852 and inspired by the Crystal Palace in London.

Lots of productions have been filmed here, including Angela’s Ashes, My Left Foot, The Tudors, Fate: The Winx Saga, and Hallmark's As Luck Would Have It.

Scruffy Murphy's
James's friend's pub, the Scruffy Murphy's, is actually the Matt Molloy's pub in Westport.

This public bar is named after its owner, Matt Molloy, who is also the renowned flautist for the Irish traditional music group The Chieftains.

The pub is a celebrated destination for both locals and visitors seeking an authentic Irish pub experience.
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Tutty's Bar Hollywood
However, as The Irish News reported, the interior was filmed at Tutty's Bar in Hollywood, County Wicklow.

Set amidst the rolling hills and lush greenery of the Wicklow Mountains, the pub's cozy traditional Irish decor takes you back in time.
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Irish Wish lake
The boat scene was filmed in Lough Tay, a small lake located in the Wicklow Mountains.

This is the same location where the Kattegat village set was built for the Vikings series.
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Wicklow old stone bridge
The old stone bridge is also located on the grounds of the Luggala Estate, near Lough Tay.
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Lucky Tailor Shop
The Lucky Tailor Shop where Maddie tries on her wedding dress is Kelly's Tweeds and Knitwear, situated in the lovely Octagon Square in Westport.
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West Coast Rare Books
The West Coast Rare Books is a real bookstore located near the bridal shop in Westport.
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Cliffs of Moher with couple
The Cliffs of Moher in County Clare is one of the island's most famous tourist traps.

The cliffs create an immense wall towering 509 feet (155 meters) high, stretching approximately nine miles (14 kilometers) along Ireland's western coastline.
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Kenmare County Kerry
Toward the end of the movie, there are a few more establishing shots using film stock.

One is an aerial shot of the old stone bridge over the River Bush in the town of Bushmills, County Antrim.

The other, which appears just before Maddie searches for James in the pub, is a colorful street in Kenmare, County Kerry (pictured).
Image courtesy of Xeres Nelro - Maps: Bushmills / Kenmare

Irish Wish town
The last scene was filmed on a bench in The Octagon, the square in Westport where the tailor shop was located.
Image courtesy of Netflix - Map

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1- Anonymous - Mar 16, 2024, 7:50 AM
The Auld Sod looks shocked well in this film.

2- Anonymous - Mar 17, 2024, 5:28 PM
Easily the best movie I've ever seen.


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