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Top 10 Spots In Ireland For Star Wars Fans

In anticipation of the upcoming Star Wars movie and #MayTheFourthBeWithYou, we’ve put together a list of the top 10 spots Star Wars fans must visit while in Ireland! Bonus: we put together an entire itinerary for you here.
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1. Skellig Michael. The beehive huts of this UNESCO World Heritage site served as the inspiration for the Jedi Temple! Catch this landmark in the upcoming Star Wars movie trailer (and at the end of The Force Awakens…in that scene!) The force is strong with this one.

 

2. Loop Head. This amazing coastal location featured in Episode VIII! Don’t miss the lighthouse! Located on the mouth of the River Shannon, in County Clare in the west of Ireland. Birds, wildflowers, cliffs and the marvelous Atlantic surf are all to be had here.
3. Brow Head. The most southerly point along the stunning Wild Atlantic Way, the sea cliffs here provide a backdrop sure to make any galactic traveler homesick. Park here beside Galley Cove Beach and follow the narrow road, then continue on a footpath to the headland where you’ll see a 200-year-old signal tower.
4. Inishowen Peninsula. See why Mark Hamill (along with many visitors to Ireland) commented “I love it, it’s gorgeous and everyone has made us feel like part of the family” when referring to this remote part of the Emerald Isle. Pro tip: don’t miss nearby “Hells Hole.”
5. Slievebawn. While you’re in Donegal checking out the stunning geography, drop into Ferren’s Bar, Ireland’s “most northern pub and a frequent stop for cast and crew while they were working nearby.”
6. Ceann Sibeal. Also called Sybil Head, located at the tip of the Dingle Peninsula, this spot was transformed by set designers to resemble the more traditional, albeit fragile, Skellig Michael.
7. Dingle. The picturesque and colorful town named for the peninsula also played host to the cast and crew who found the hospitality at O’Sullivan’s irresistible…and perhaps you will too!  Try a pint of Crean’s and discover another Irish legend.
8. Mizen Head. Awe inspiring coastal beauty in County Cork, nearby abandoned mines and buildings provided perfect settings used in The Last Jedi!
9. Portmagee. While filming on the Skelligs, this was the village that played host and where the cast and crew grew to enjoy Irish music and dance, and the Irish people.
10. Scarriff in County Clare.  This wouldn’t be a real Irish story if we didn’t take some liberties in the story-telling but we loved this one: While many of the action scenes were filmed in a mythical new planet called Scarif thousand’s of miles away in The Maldives, we couldn’t help but catch the resemblance – perhaps the crew wanted to take a little bit of Ireland along with them!

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