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The Skelligs scenes from the Star Wars film Episode VII "The Force Awakens" were filmed at the islands in 2014. The Skelligs features prominently at the end of the movie where the audience is reintroduced to Star Wars' original hero Luke Skywalker . Filming took place again in 2015 for the next instalment of the Star Wars franchise Episode VIII "The Last Jedi" which same out last year. 

Mark Hamill and Daisy Ridley returned to Skellig Michael, Dingle, County Kerry, for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, this time with director Rian Johnson

When the cast and crew of Star Wars: The Last Jedi returned to Ireland, they headed straight to Skellig Michael in Dingle, County Kerry, where Rey finally discovered Luke. But this didn't signal the end of the Irish Star Wars journey. The location scouts were so taken with the Wild Atlantic Way, locations from Cork and Kerry to Clare and Donegal were also handpicked to appear in the movie. And so, cast and crew made the western edge of Ireland their home during filming. And the locals? Well, they were delighted the jedi were coming to town!

"Go mbeidh an fórsa leat! — May the force be with you!" 

To paraphrase their stay here, the cast and crew were "captivated by the Wild Atlantic Way and their journey to Ireland".

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