A new seven-studio filmmaking facility is to be built in Kilanerin just outside Gorey, Co Wexford.
Tara Film Studios have announced that the project had been approved and that development could begin at Borleigh Manor with immediate effect.
Tom Enright, Chief Executive of Wexford County Council, highlighted how the announcement was a significant boost to the local economy and a real game changer for the county:
“The investment by Tara Studios will see the construction of seven studio stages, ten workshops and two office buildings, demonstrating the scale of the investment for north Wexford. I am delighted to see the economic benefits of this project which, with a major film production, could create 630 jobs in Wexford, which is the equivalent of three major IDA announcements.
“This does not capture the employment gains in the construction phase with 120 jobs expected followed by indirect employment opportunities in terms of maintenance contracts, equipment supply, set design and landscaping.”
Mr Enright stated this announcement:
“Positioned the film industry as one of WCC’s job creation pillars in recognition of the vibrant cultural assets in the county and growth in the global film and television sector. We established Screen Wexford to ensure the right skills and training to support the industry and create as much local employment as possible. This really positions Wexford’s reputation as an investment location and an ideal place to do business.”