Films in Wicklow

The General

Director: John Boorman Starring: Brendan Gleeson, Jon Voight, Maria Doyle-Kennedy, Angeline Ball and many more. Plot: The General is the movie based on the real life goings-on of gangster Martin Cahill, who pulled off two daring robberies in Ireland with his team, but attracted unwanted attention from the police, the IRA, the UVF and members of his own team. The movie follows ‘the general’ played by Brendan Gleeson as he carries out his criminal activities. One of Cahill’s famous robberies was in Russborough House, Blessington, County Wicklow where he stole paintings worth up to £30 million. Locations: The art robbery scene was filmed at Russborough House, and as they drive off into the night they are seen burying the paintings in the Sally Gap. Another famous incident was that of Martin Cahill driving for hours around the Wicklow Mountains in an effort to lose the Gardai that were following him. View The General in a larger map

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