CLONALIS HOUSE, THE PERFECT FILM LOCATION, IS ONE OF CONNACHTS HIDDEN TREASURES: A PRIVATELY-OWNED FAMILY ESTATE IN THE HEART OF ROSCOMMON.
From its origins ‘Chluain Mhalais’ (meadow of the forts) in 1617, the scenic estate is home to the O’Conor Nash family as well as a visitor attraction in Irelands Hidden Heartlands with terraced gardens and parkland, house tours and self-catering cottages on the grounds.
Located on the outskirts of Castlerea Roscommon there daily train services between Castlerea and Dublin. Knock airport is just 26kms away and Dublin a two-hour drive, guests can get here with ease. Making Clonalis House on of the best film locations Ireland.
Clonalis House has been used as a shooting location for films in the past.
The house reclines peacefully on a 700-acre wooded estate on the edge of the River Suck. It is set among rolling fields of tightly trimmed croquet lawns and a parkland of oak, copper beech, cypress and redwood trees. Clonalis feels a world away from civilisation. With wild woodland gardens, walled orchards and trickling streams that carve through deciduous forests.
History pervades this Victorian Italianate mansion, in rooms where portraits look out from gold-hued walls, from crinkly sixteenth-century books in the library, from antique-scattered hallways and fires crackling in enormous grates.
Spacious period rooms full of character, smoke-scented fireplaces, gold-framed oils on the walls and the air ticking with grandfather clocks. There is more drama in its history than an episode of Downton Abbey, and that’s just the inside. Outdoors there’s no shortage of photogenic backdrops on the 700-acre estate from the ruins of the original demesne, the WW1 bomb shelter, walled gardens, wild meadows, woodlands, rolling lawns and honey-hued outhouses. Clonalis is sophisticated without being showy, elegant yet down-to-earth, with ample space, accommodation for crew and plenty of atmospheric backdrops.
This makes Clonalis House the perfect film location for filming and photoshoots. One of the best film locations Ireland.
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