I couldn't imaging Ireland not being used as a film location but I really had to google to find what movies were shot there. One reason is maybe the fact the Irish don't brag much about it, another maybe even more important is the fact lots of scenes shot in Ireland are posing as completely different locations, and I don't mean the science fiction and fanatsy stuff.
Saving private Ryan (1998) - The D-day landing on Omaha beach in Normady was shot at Curracloe beach, Wexford
Far and away (1992) - several 'Boston' streets are actually Dublin
Hear my song (1991) - Dublin's Merrion hall (Now the Davenport hotel) features as the Liverpool club. Also from this movie: The cliff, over which which Micky O'Neill is dangled, is at Howth, north of Dublin. And filming also took place at the Cliffs of Moher in County Clare
Barry Lyndon (1875) Chevalier's home is actually Dublin castle (interior)
Brings us to the famous Cliffs of Moher, these actually feature in several movies and as I visited Ireland in 2008 I skipped visiting them and went to the Burren instead (!) We visited the cliffs near Portmagee [Portmagee-travel-guide-938466] a few days before ( also pretty spectacular ) and the Cliffs of Moher may be famous and all but we thought the parking fee was way too expensive just to go see some rocks. From the Burren you do have a view on the cliffs just a bit further away. They rise 120 meters above the ocean and together with the Burren they form the Unesco global geopark site. As I was visiting a camera crew was actually filming on the Burren, no actors present so I guess a nature documentary or just background shots.
So what other movies got closer to the cliffs than I did?
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince (2009) Dumbledore takes Harry to a sea cave to find the horfix which is situated at the foot of the Cliffs of Moher and also the movies the Princess bride (1987), Into the west (1992), Blind pass (2012) and the Yank (2013)were filmed at Moher
A film location I did actually visit was Skellig Michael. The skellig islands are situated about 12 km off the coast of Portmagee (south west Kerry). There is Little Skellig (closed to the public) and the larger Skellig Michael with its peak of 218 meters. On Skellig Michael you can visit a sixth century monastic settlement and this is also the site used inStar Wars: Episode VII - the force awakens (2015) I feel sorry for the crew members who had to drag all the gear up those ancient stairs!
Other movies filmed in Ireland are Braveheart (1995), Barry Lyndon (1975) andthe Italian job (1969) and ofcourse there is Ireland in lots of episodes of Game of Thrones (Carrick-a-rede rope bridge, Dunluce castle, mussendun Temple, ..)
There even is a game of thrones tour you can join to visit all the Irish sites, I guess we can forget my earlier statement of Irish not bragging . ..