Braveheart

 

"Aye, they may take our lives but they can never take our freedom!" roared William Wallace, to-ing and fro-ing on his trusty steed before the grubby faced Highlanders, urging them to give it their all and help rid Scotland of the forces of Edward Longshanks forever. You probably won't get very far around Ireland before someone tells you that most of the Oscar-winning "Braveheart" was not actually filmed in Scotland but on the 5000 acres of lush meadowlands of the Curragh Plains, The then Minister of Culture for Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, managed to lure director Mel Gibson across the water with a number of juicy tax incentives as well as offering the services of the Irish army reserves for the epic battle scenes.