SKELLIG MICHAEL played a key role in a standout moment in Star Wars: The Force Awakens – and it appears the filmmakers have fallen in love with Ireland, as they plan to shoot here again.
The Derry Journal reports this morning that LucasFilm scouts have earmarked Malin Head in Co Donegal as a possible filming location for the trilogy, although Ministry of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht has not yet given permission.
It’s no wonder they’ve fallen for Ireland’s northernmost point – it’s absolutely stunning.
Malin Head is scenic Ireland at its wildest
You can get extremely close to nature
As close as it’s possible to get
The view of the Atlantic Ocean from Banba’s Crown is second to none
Just sea as far as the eye can see
And so many people have tried to make their mark on it
(With harmless stone formations, mind.)
This ‘Eire’ sign was used as a symbol of Irish neutrality during WWII
And this old watchtower is a relic from the Napoleonic Wars
You can take a walk along the coast…
Admire the wildflowers…
Or take a look down the Hell Hole
It’s stunning during the day
But it can be even more beautiful at night
Malin Head is one of the best places in Ireland to see the Northern Lights.
And even the local cows adore the view
To put it lightly, Malin Head is gorgeous
And the perfect holiday spot for a Jedi, don’t you think?
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Written by Valerie Loftus and posted on DailyEdge.ie