Filming in Mayo has been an amazing experience for us whilst producing both the Hardy Bucks TV series and The Hardy Bucks Movie. The diversity of location possibilities combined with the warm welcome from the locals and ease of filming combine to make Mayo an outstanding location. In fact I loved filming here so much I actually decided to move here!

- Mike Cockayne - Producer/Director, Hardy Films, Integral Productions

Funding & Incentives

Although Film Mayo cannot offer your production funding our free, confidential advice and local knowledge could well save you time and money. We are real people at the end of the phone willing to help as much as we can and point you in the right direction. We are pro-film and would welcome your production taking place in Mayo.

Some of the ways we may be able to help you:


Please browse our comprehensive Locations Database if you have specific requirements please get in touch.

Permits & Permission

We can offer you assistance and advice with permits for shooting in Mayo. We know the relevant people within Mayo County Council to receive permits.


We are here to offer you free and confidential advice.


Please browse our Crew Directory, and if you need further assistance please contact us.


We could include PR you have written on the News section of Film Mayo regarding your production. 

Mayo County


May be able to help in terms of set dressing or props.

The Heinrich Böll cottage

The Heinrich Böll cottage in Dugort Achill, Co. Mayo provides a residency space for artists, musicians and writers.


Irish Film Board
Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board (IFB) is the national development agency for the Irish film industry investing in talent, creativity and enterprise. The agency supports and promotes the Irish film industry and the use of Ireland as a location for international production.

Section 481 Tax Incentive
The Scheme was introduced to promote the Irish film industry, by encouraging investment in Irish made films which make a significant contribution to the national economy and Exchequer and/or acts as an effective stimulus to the creation of an indigenous film industry in the State. The scheme was broadened in 1993 to include individual investors. The details of the scheme are contained in Section 481 of the Taxes Consolidation Act 1997.

Broadcasting Authority of Ireland
The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland was established to regulate content across all broadcasting. The Broadcasting Funding Scheme (Sound & Vision II)  was established to provide funding in support of high quality programmes on Irish culture, heritage and experience, and programmes to improve adult literacy.

Arts Council
The Arts Council is the national agency for funding, developing and promoting the arts in Ireland.

Údarás na Gaeltachta
Established in 1980, Údarás na Gaeltachta is the regional authority responsible for the economic, social and cultural development of the Gaeltacht. The overall objective of Údarás na Gaeltachta is to ensure that Irish remains the main communal language of the Gaeltacht and is passed on to future generations. The authority endeavours to achieve that objective by funding and fostering a wide range of enterprise development and job creation initiatives and by supporting strategic language, cultural and community based activities.

Film Centres

Filmbase is a not-for-profit resource centre for filmmakers. Our building on Curved Street, in the heart of Dublin's Temple Bar, is a public space where filmmakers can network, hire filmmaking equipment, take training courses and receive support and information about working within the Irish film industry. Filmbase also publishes the cultural magazine Film Ireland and administers a number of film and documentary production award schemes.

Galway Film Centre
Galway Film Centre is a non-profit, members based organisation dedicated to the development of film as an artistic medium in the West of Ireland. To this end, we support filmmakers, community and youth groups through education and training, equipment provision and information. Each year, Galway Film Centre, in association with RTÉ, offer two awards of €9,500 each, as part of our ongoing Short Film Awards.

Cork Film Centre
Cork Film Centre is a not for profit, membership based organisation.
The Centre provides support and access to resources for filmmakers, video artists, animators, and those engaged in multi-disciplinary work involving the moving image. Services include equipment hire, education, advice and information for artists and filmmakers.

Irish Broadcasters

TG4, the Irish language television channel is an independent statutory entity (Teilifís na Gaeilge).  The channel has been on-air since late 1996.

TV3 launched on September 20th 1998 as Ireland's first free-to-air channel not dependent on state aid

Website contains information on commissioning briefs

UTV Television is the ITV franchise holder for Northern Ireland with the highest penetration of all media, also receivable in 75% of homes in the Republic of Ireland. UTV delivers the best of the ITV network with diverse regional programmes which reflect a modern Northern Ireland.

BBC Northern Ireland