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Dublin's Spire was lit up like a lightsaber for Star Wars last night

*zhhhum* *zhhhuuum*

Updated at 2pm

THE FORCE WAS WELL and truly with Dublin last night as the Spire on O’Connell Street lit up for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

The City Council confirmed yesterday that the landmark would be transformed into a giant lightsaber ahead of the film’s release tomorrow.

There was no word on whether it would be lit up or not… But last night, Dubliners were treated to this sight:

Mitou! #StarWars #Spire

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#Dublin #Spire #Lightsaber #Starwars #theforceawakens

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Pretty majestic, huh? Just look at that beam, which looks to have shot up more than twice the height of the Spire:

16/12/2015 Mauricio Hoffmann from Brazil at the Sp Mauricio Hoffmann from Brazil at the Spire. Source: Mark Stedman

16/12/2015 Mauricio Hoffmann, left, and Gabriel Mu Source: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

Perhaps it should look like this all year round? Just a suggestion…

More: 34 of the best photos from the Force Awakens premiere>

Written by Valerie Loftus and first posted on

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