Star of the screen
Russborough isn’t the only Wicklow location with star quality. For years, Wicklow has been Hollywood’s movie location of choice in Ireland, with Powerscourt, Kilruddery House and the mountains themselves forming the backdrop for productions including Braveheart, The Count of Monte Cristo and P.S. I Love You, starring Hillary Swank and Gerard Butler.
The dark waters of Lough Tay (Guinness Lake) is known as the primary film location for drama series, Vikings, while neighbouring Lough Dan also features in this hit television show. Located just thirty minutes south of Dublin City Centre, it’s no wonder Hollywood’s finest want to capture the untamed beauty of this land.
As Irish poet Thomas Moore once penned, “There is not in the wide world a valley so sweet.”
The wonders of Wicklow are a true sight to behold, here in the heart of Ireland’s Ancient East.