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Saturday May 18th 2024

The Dead | 1987

The Dead film location: Ushers Island, Dublin
The Dead location: the house: Ushers Island, Dublin

Legendary director John Huston was seriously ailing when he came to film this James Joyce story. Although it’s set in Dublin in the Republic of Ireland, the interiors for what turned out to be his final film were shot in a warehouse in Valencia, on I-5 north of Los Angeles.

The exteriors, though, really are Dublin. The house is, as specified in the original story, 15 Ushers Island, on the south quays of the River Liffey, at the James Joyce Bridge (opened in 2003) to Blackhall Place. Other genuine Irish locations include the Halfpenny Bridge over the Liffey; Temple Bar; Anglesea Street and Henrietta Street.