Where was Bodkin filmed? All the locations in Ireland

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Set in a fictional town, Bodkin was filmed all over Ireland, from Dublin to the counties of Wicklow, Meath, and Cork.

In this darkly comedic thriller, a group of true-crime podcasters embark on an investigation into the mysterious disappearance of three people in a charming coastal Irish village.

Bodkin cast

Starring Will Forte, Siobhán Cullen, and Robyn Cara as the three podcasters, the show is reminiscent of the Only Murders in the Building series.

Welcome to our spoiler-free guide to all the filming locations of Bodkin. You'll find the locations in order of appearance.

The Bodkin locations

Bodkin location
One of the first scenes in Ireland was filmed at the Lough Tay viewing point in County Wicklow.

This is the famous lake where the Kattegat village of the Vikings series was filmed.
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Bodkin is not a real town in Ireland

Is Bodkin a real place
After crossing the Poulgorm Bridge, the trio arrives at Union Hall in County Cork, which doubles as the fictional town of Bodkin.

With its colorful buildings, this picturesque fishing village on the West Cork coast overlooks a scenic bay known for its stunning natural beauty and traditional Irish atmosphere.
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Bodkin Ireland
The scene at the post office and the one pictured below were filmed on Union Hall's Main Street.

Often associated with the supernatural and the spirit world, the Samhain Festival is celebrated in Celtic regions at the end of the harvest season, from October 31 to sunset on November 1.
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O'Shea's Guest House
One of our readers commented that O'Shea's Guest House is a private home in Glandore, the town five minutes away from Union Hall, on the other side of Glandore Harbor.

The Muddy Farmer
The tourist trap Irish bar called The Muddy Farmer is actually The Harbour Bar on the Howth Peninsula in Dublin.

With its cozy atmosphere and the kaleidoscopic window featured in the first episode, this is the oldest pub in Howth.
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Fagan's Bar
The Fagan's Bar is the old T. Richardson General Store at the intersection of Lake Drive and Lake Road in Lackan, near Blessington in County Wicklow.
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Carnegie Library
The Carnegie Library in the first episode, "One True Mystery", is a real library in Enniskerry, County Wicklow.
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Inish Mac Tire convent
The Inish Mac Tire convent was filmed at Howth Castle near Dublin.

Situated on a hill overlooking Dublin Bay, the castle boasts impressive architecture and stunning gardens.

This historic estate, which dates back over 800 years, has been home to the St. Lawrence family for generations and is occasionally open to the public for tours and events.
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Dromadoon Pier in Cork County
But the spot where the ferry leaves the convent visitors is the Dromadoon Pier in Cork County, with the towers of Howth Castle CGI'd into the scene.
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Bodkin House
The third episode, "Perfectly Innocent Life", features the Lake House, a modernist home located near the sea in North Dublin.

With spectacular views of Lambay Island and Ireland's Eye, the house is designed to make the most of the views and the sunlight.

The small local restaurant that first appears in the fourth episode was a set built in an empty storefront in the Union Hall.

The statue of the fishermen on the boat was a film prop. Some interior scenes were filmed at Ashford Studios in County Wicklow.
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Graceland Diner
The Graceland Diner in the fifth episode, "Peace in Our Time", is Dave's Diner Ireland.

This cool restaurant is located in Smithstown, County Meath, or in the middle of nowhere, as they claim.
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Killakee Estate Montpelier Hill
These ruins in the sixth episode, "Ends Justify Means," are the ruined gardens of Killakee Estate, located on Montpelier Hill in Dublin.

Often referred to as the Hellfire Club, this prominent hilltop is home to an 18th-century ruined hunting lodge that is notorious for its association with occult practices, extravagant parties, and rumored supernatural occurrences.
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Belmont Demesne
According to Tourism Ireland, the series was also filmed at Belmont Demesne, a historic estate in County Wicklow.

Spanning over 1,000 acres of picturesque landscapes, including woodlands and lakes, some forest scenes may have been filmed here.
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Ailbhe's Hollow
The rocky beach scene in the season finale, "Empty Your Pockets," was filmed at Travelahawk Beach in Wicklow.

This relatively small and quiet beach, also featured in Vikings, is a hidden gem tucked away beneath the remains of Black Castle.
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1- Anonymous - May 11, 2024, 12:58 PM
I think Fagan's bar is near Lacken, Blessington, Wicklow, Gap Road.

   2- Ra Moon - May 11, 2024, 9:18 PM
   Thank you, updated!

3- Anonymous - May 22, 2024, 2:23 PM
The Guest House is a private residence in Glandore.

4- Anonymous - Jun 7, 2024, 10:11 PM
Any news about the KLMN Me Softly store?


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