THE SUMMER OF THE FLYING SAUCER

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If you are a fan of sci-fi and comedy, you might have seen the 2008 Irish film ‘The Summer of the Flying Saucer’. The film tells the story of Dan (Robert Sheehan), a young boy who returns to his farm in rural Galway in 1967, only to discover that two aliens have crash-landed on his property. He befriends the aliens, who disguise themselves as humans, and falls in love with the alien girl. Meanwhile, the aliens try to find parts to fix their spaceship and escape from the suspicious locals.

The film is a charming and quirky adventure that showcases the beauty of Galway. The majority of the film was filmed in Kilkerrin, a small village in north Galway. Kilkerrin is where Dan’s farm is located, and where most of the action takes place. You can see the village’s church, pub, school and shop in various scenes. Kilkerrin is also where Dan meets Janis, the alien girl, for the first time.

Another village that features prominently in the film is Lavally, which is about 10 km from Kilkerrin. Lavally is where Dan’s friend Jimmy lives, and where they encounter some trouble with the local bullies. Lavally is also where Dan and Janis go for a romantic bike ride along the lake.

The third village that appears in the film is Cortoon, which is about 15 km from Kilkerrin. Cortoon is where Dan’s uncle Paddy lives, and where he hides the aliens’ spaceship in his barn.

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Kilkerrin

Cortoon

Lavally

Dan's Home

GALLERY

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