Donegal Film Office launches new
IRISH actor Sean
McGinley returned to his native county on Friday to
launch a new website aimed at attracting more
movie-making to Co Donegal.
The launch of the Donegal Film Office website took
place in the beautiful surroundings of Glenveagh
The Inishowen-based film office is part of Donegal
County Council and has been operating since 2003. It
has been instrumental in bringing productions such
as 'A Shine of Rainbows' starring Aidan Quinn and
the cult horror flick 'Grabbers' to the peninsula.
It works in co-operation with the Irish Film Board
and participates in a network of regional offices
Donegal Film Office manager Aideen
Doherty pictured with Naoise Barry of the Irish Film
Board, left, and Ballyshannon-born actor Sean
McGinley, at the launch of the Donegal Film Office
website at Glenveagh National Park.
Manager Aideen Doherty
said the website had been developed "to profile and
market" the county to the film and media sector.
"The website has information on the office and the
resource that it provides to support film makers
when they locate in the county," said Ms Doherty.
"It contains details on local film and media courses
available at LYIT and it provides images of a range
of locations throughout the county including
beaches, lakes, historical monuments, mountains,
castles and homes and so on. It also has a
production resources section that will be developed
She said she hoped the website would become the ‘go
to’ site for location managers interested in finding
information on Donegal.
The Irish film industry is estimated to be worth
more than €550 million and employs more than 6,000
people. More information at