Well, apart from the fact that I've lived in both places, there is also the fact that Mel Gibson chose both as locations to film movies.
Trim, County Meath, was where Braveheart was filmed (yes, it was primarily filmed in Ireland not Scotland).
King John's Castle in Trim was spruced up for the film because normally it looks understandably weather-beaten and old.
And the "Edge of Darkness" is being filmed near Fallon Field in Roslindale. The movie may include Robert De Niro, according to reports.
The location where it is being filmed is, I believe, one of the streets near Fallon Field, in the background of this photo:
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