The Banshees of Inisherin Goes on General Release

The highly-anticipated Martin McDonagh movie, The Banshees of Inisherin, is now showing in cinemas across the globe. Filmed on location on Achill Island and on Inishmore, Co. Galway, the movie reunites the stars of McDonagh’s breakout film ‘In Bruges’, Brendan Gleeson and Colin Farrell. They are supported by a cast of Irish actors including Kerry Condon, Barry Keoghan, David Pearse, Sheila Flitton, Pat Shortt, Gary Lydon and John Kenny.

We just wanted to make one of the most beautiful Irish films we could possibly make.

Martin McDonagh

The locations of the film showcase the beauty of Achill and Inishmore, and to celebrate this Discover Ireland produced two short ‘Behind the Scenes’ videos with interviews with McDonagh and leading cast members:

Some of the standout quotes from McDonagh and the cast include:

The most beautiful sunsets we had. The weather was ridiculous.

Colin Farrell

What we wanted to capture in the film was the beauty of Ireland and the cinema of it. We just wanted to make one of the most beautiful Irish films we could possibly make.

Martin McDonagh

The places we have been lucky enough to inhabit have really held the story together. Our dreams, and our disappointments, and our fears, and our need to allow the story breadth and vastness.

Colin Farrell

You realise when you come back in from living in London or the States, you miss it more because you realise how good the people are and how beautiful your country is.

Barry Keoghan

Visit the locations showcased in the film. We’ve put together a Banshees of Inisherin Achill Locations Trail with a map and details of the six locations on Achill Island that were featured in the movie.

Interviews & Reviews of The Banshees of Inisherin

Scroll down for a selection of videos with interviews and reviews of the film:

MovieMaker published a YouTube video featuring snippets from interviews with the director and cast of the movie and some behind the scenes clips:

Irish website published two interviews, one with write and director Martin McDonagh and one with the two lead actors, Brendan Gleeson and Colin Farrell:

British duo Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo provided a thoughful review of the movie on their ‘Kermode and Mayo’s Take’ YouTube channel:

Location of the house of Brendan Gleeson’s character, Colm Doherty, at Keem Bay, Achill Island