P.S. I Love You in Wicklow!!!
P.S. I Love You is a 2007 blockbuster directed by Richard LaGravenese. It is based on the best selling novel by Cecelia Ahern. Academy Award Winner Hilary Swank plays the lead role as Holly Kennedy who has been left a series of letters by her late husband Gerry, played by Gerard Butler. Starring alongside them are actors Kathy Bates, Lisa Kudrow and Harry Connick Jr. Plot: Holly Kennedy is beautiful, smart and married to the love of her life – a passionate, funny, and impetuous Irishman named Gerry. So when Gerry’s life is taken by an illness, it takes the life out of Holly. The only one who can help her is the person who is no longer there. Nobody knows Holly better than Gerry. So it’s a good thing he planned ahead. Before he died, Gerry wrote Holly a series of letters that will guide her, not only through her grief, but also in rediscovering herself. The first message arrives on Holly’s 30th birthday in the form of a cake, and to her utter shock, a tape recording from Gerry, who proceeds to tell her to get out and “celebrate her”. In the weeks and months that follow, more letters from Gerry are delivered in surprising ways Locations: The movie itself is set in New York, however after one of the letters turns out to be a surprise trip to Ireland they find themselves trekking along the Wicklow Mountains. The scene where Holly and Gerry first meet is at the Sally Gap. While they walk together to find ‘Dun Laoghaire’ they are in fact in the beautiful village of Lacken, overlooking the Blessington lakes. The pub scenes in which they are singing and dancing at a bar were filmed at Whelan’s pub, on Wexford Street, in Dublin.
Welcome to Wicklow, The Hollywood of Europe!
Welcome to Wicklow, The Hollywood of Europe! (Jane Seymour, 2000) County Wicklow, on the East Coast of Ireland has attracted filmmakers since the time of the black and whites. Wicklow has offered its amazing sceneries to movies like Braveheart, Excalibur, PS I Love You and many many more.