Kilkenny Castle is one of the castles that influenced the fictional Dunleagh Castle. Although it's in the the middle of the city of Kilkenny, the castle has a gorgeous park with walking trails.
Dublin Castle is another place that influenced Dunleagh Castle. I have a particular fondness for this castle because I walked past it every day when I was at university. In addition to the rooms that are open to tourists, Dublin Castle still houses offices for the civil service and the police.
The courtyard at Dublin Castle.
I imagine the view from the castle over Dunleagh Harbour would be similar to that from Charles Fort in County Cork.
The coastline where Dee likes to run. This is actually a view of the cliffs on the Dingle Peninsula.
A gate that has a close encounter with Nana.
The road out to Seamie Dean's farm, scene of the cockfight.
A street in Dunleagh.
A view of Dunleagh.
Dunleagh Harbour (aka Kinsale)
Near Dee's friend's café
The street where Dee lives.