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Did you know? – Filming in Dublin

Jack the Ripper and the streets of Whitechapel

Jack the Ripper and the streets of Whitechapel

American TV shows and movies are often filmed in and around the US.  The same is true with movies and TV shows that are made by the BBC, ITV or any of the other entertainment companies located in Europe.  One current example is Ripper Street, a BBC production currently showing here in the US on BBC America.  Anyone familiar with the story of Jack the Ripper knows that the location for these horrible crimes was the Spitalfields and Whitechapel in London’s East End.  But did you know the show was filmed in Dublin?

Library Square, Trinity College, Dublin

Library Square, Trinity College, Dublin

According to the Wikipedia entry for the show, filming is done among locations in and around Dublin such as Trinity College and the former Clancy Barracks beside Clancy Quay.  While visiting studios to see shows and movies being created is very difficult, the reality is that when real locations are being used it is quite easy for fans of these productions to visit the locations and stand in spots where particular scenes took place.  You might even catch a glimpse of the filming going on if you are lucky.  So, if you are a fan of Ripper Street remember that Sceptre Tours can not only put you in the vicinity of the real locations of the historic Ripper crimes but we can also put you in the vicinity of where this new show is being produced.  The rest is up to you.  And if you visit in the evening we are not responsible if you get scared by ghosts or have nightmares!