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Star Wars: Filming Locations in Ireland

The two most recent Star Wars films, The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi, both spent significant time filming in Ireland .

Star Wars filming locations in Ireland included Malin Head in Co. Donegal, Loop Head in Co. Clare, Ceann Sibéal (Sibyl’s Head) on the Dingle Peninsula in Co. Kerry,  and Brow Head in Co. Cork.

Skellig Michael

Scenes from Star Wars Episode VII “The Force Awakens” and Star Wars Episode VIII “The Last Jedi” were filmed on the Skellig Islands, off the west coast of Ireland, in 2014 and 2015. The number of visitors on the island in 2015 was 12,560; in 2016 it reached 14,678 and then rise again in 2017 to 16,755 according to the OPW.

Ireland, Little Skellig, A View Of The

Malin Head

Malin Head in County Donegal is the most northerly point of Ireland is the end or the start of the Wild Atlantic Way. It is an area renowned for its fabulous coastal scenery, birdlife and now of course Star Wars. Parts of Star Wars Episode VIII were filmed at Malin Head.

Loop Head

Loop Head in County Clare is one of the most striking places along the Wild Atlantic Way with cliffs stretching along the coastline and the famous Loop Head Lighthouse offering beautiful views over the ocean. For three days the Star Wars team occupied the Loop Head Lighthouse while filming The Last Jedi.

Ceann Sibéal (Sybil Head)

Ceann Sibeal in County Kerry represented Ahch-To and the first Jedi Temple in Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi.

Mizen Head

Mizen Head which is located in County Cork and is one of the most visited places in Ireland with its beautiful bridge and the Fastnet Lighthouse.  Some scenes from Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi were filmed around the craggy caves and mine shafts dotting the area.

Brow Head

The final location used was Brow Head, County Cork which is known to be the most southerly point of Ireland . The site was featured in The Last Jedi.

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