Kilkenny- Ireland's Premiere Film Location

Films Produced or Filmed on location in Kilkenny

Kilkenny has a strong reputation for creativity and artistic excellence, Cartoon Saloon, the Two Time Oscar nominated animation studio as based here in Kilkenny City. Cartoon Saloon have made ‘Song of the Sea’ and ‘The Secret of Kells’, the following television animation series are also produced by Cartoon Saloon: Skunk Fu!, Puffin Rock

Kilkenny has been the setting for some amazing film shoots. The picturesque village of Inistogie, on the banks of the Nore, has been the location for the movie ‘Circle of Friends’ and was also used in ‘Widows Peak’. 

Welcome to Film Kilkenny. We are the regional film office for County Kilkenny.
We are your local point of contact for support and assistance.
We provide a library of locations for filming.
We have a database of Crew, Facilities, Service Providers and Suppliers.
We can also assist with local agencies and permission that you may require during your production.

The office will assist you with support and contacts throughout the county to make filming in Kilkenny as convenient as possible.

Welcome to Kilkenny, Ireland’s Medieval city.
Kilkenny is the finest medieval city in Ireland and located only 1 hour from Dublin.
The County boasts two major river valleys and stunning scenery. As a major tourist destination, the City and County’s reputation for historic buildings and locations along with stunning Irish scenery have captivated both Irish and International visitors alike.

Locations Gallery

In this section you will find a library of locations available for filming.

Each of these locations have agreed to allow filming and rights, access and permissions have been ascertained by the Film Kilkenny Office and we are happy to discuss these with you .

Please contact the Film office to get contact information details for each of these sites.

Kilkenny, Hotel, Taxi, B&B, Catering, Hair, Makeup, Beautician

Support Services

Local businesses that are available to provide services to you and your crew while you are filming on location in Kilkenny are: (Businesses to submit listings)


Hair & Beauty




Agencies & Permissions

Kilkenny County Council

Road closure licences – If you require a road closed for filming, this can be arranged through the Film Commission Office.

Public Spaces Licences  - Kilkenny County Council does not require a licence for filming in public spaces.

An Garda Siochana  - District Head Quarters

Kilkenny – Dominic Street, Kilkenny, 056 7775016

Thomastown – The Fairgreen, Thomastown, 056 7754157


               St. Luke’s General Hospital,  Freshford Rd, Kilkenny, (056) 778 5000