Ros na Rún is an Irish soap opera that has been airing on TG4 since 1996. The series is set in a fictional village called Ros na Rún, located near An Spidéal in County Galway, and focuses on the domestic and professional lives of its residents. The show has been praised for its realistic and socially challenging storylines, such as domestic violence, infidelity, abortion, homosexuality, murder, rape, drugs and teen pregnancy. The show is broadcast in the Irish language and with English subtitles and has a loyal fan base both in Ireland and abroad.

The village of Ros na Rún has also become a popular destination for film lovers who want to see the locations where the show is filmed. The show’s production company, Danú Media, acquired EoTeilifís in 2017 and is now responsible for the long-running series. 

Some of the film locations used in Ros na Rún include:

– The village set: The main set of the show is located in the village of An Spidéal (Spiddal) in county Galway. The set consists of a pub, a shop, a café, a hair salon, a garage, a church, a school and several houses. 

– The beach: The beach scenes are filmed at Trá an Dóilín, a blue flag beach near An Cheathrú Rua (Carraroe). The beach is famous for its coral sand and crystal clear water. It is also a popular spot for swimming, snorkeling and kayaking.

– The cliffs: The dramatic cliff scenes are filmed at Ceann Gólaim (Gorumna Head), a scenic headland near Leitir Móir (Lettermore). The cliffs offer stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Aran Islands. They are also a habitat for various seabirds, such as gulls, cormorants and razorbills.

– The forest: The forest scenes are filmed at Coillte Forest Park in Moycullen, about 12 km north of Galway city. The park covers an area of 1,000 hectares and features a variety of trails, picnic areas, playgrounds and wildlife. The park is also home to the Ballyquirke Lake, which is used for fishing and boating.

These are just some of the film locations used in Ros na Rún. There are many more places to explore in the beautiful county of Galway that have been featured or inspired by the show. If you are a fan of Ros na Rún or Irish culture in general, you should definitely visit these locations and experience the charm and beauty of the West of Ireland.


Ros na Rún (Set)



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