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#Star Wars

# star-wars - Wednesday 27 February, 2019

Star Wars movie receives €3.43m in tax credits from Revenue

The shooting of scenes on Skellig Michael and elsewhere has provided a boost to the Irish tourism industry.

# star-wars - Friday 7 December, 2018

How should we preserve and protect Sceilg Mhichíl? People urged to have their say

In recent years, the island has been host to plenty of tourists… and Luke Skywalker.

# star-wars - Wednesday 14 November, 2018

From The42 'There was a Lego set so I said I'd give it a try and I became obsessed with it' Building Blocks

'There was a Lego set so I said I'd give it a try and I became obsessed with it'

Ireland wing Jacob Stockdale has discovered the perfect way to take his mind off the game.

# star-wars - Tuesday 21 August, 2018

# star-wars - Thursday 9 August, 2018

Space Force to be a branch of US military and will prepare for 'next battlefield' Guns In Space This post contains videos

Space Force to be a branch of US military and will prepare for 'next battlefield'

Nasa, by comparison, is an independent and civilian branch of government.

# star-wars - Wednesday 4 July, 2018

Actor who played Jar Jar Binks says backlash over film made him consider suicide

In 2015, the film’s creator George Lucas revealed that Jar Jar was inspired by Disney’s Goofy.

# star-wars - Friday 8 June, 2018

Gannets on Little Skellig are using plastic to build their nests

Use of plastic by the 70,000 or so gannets in the colony has “become obvious”.

# star-wars - Thursday 7 June, 2018

From The Daily Edge Rian Johnson spoke out after sexist abuse forced Star Wars actor Kelly Marie Tran to leave social media Star Wars

Rian Johnson spoke out after sexist abuse forced Star Wars actor Kelly Marie Tran to leave social media

“You know the difference between not liking a movie and hatefully harassing a woman.”

# star-wars - Thursday 5 April, 2018

From The Daily Edge Mark Hamill has responded to fans petitioning to cast a new actress as Princess Leia for future Star Wars titles Star Wars

Mark Hamill has responded to fans petitioning to cast a new actress as Princess Leia for future Star Wars titles

“She is irreplaceable, you know, as far as I’m concerned.”

# star-wars - Friday 23 March, 2018

From The Daily Edge Drew Barrymore called Jake Gyllenhaal her "least talented costar" so she wouldn't have to eat a turkey testicle Ouch

# star-wars - Saturday 17 March, 2018

From The Daily Edge A kid from the Toy Show returned to RTÉ to invite Mark Hamill to play with his friends on their road Mark Hamill

A kid from the Toy Show returned to RTÉ to invite Mark Hamill to play with his friends on their road

Sure, what else would an Irish child ask a famous actor?

From The Daily Edge Mark Hamill shared some lovely words about Carrie Fisher on this week's Late Late Show Mark Hamill

Mark Hamill shared some lovely words about Carrie Fisher on this week's Late Late Show

They had jokingly made arrangements for each other’s funerals before Carrie’s death.

# star-wars - Monday 12 March, 2018

Mark Hamill will be a 'guest of honour' at Dublin's St Patrick's Day parade

The Luke Skywalker actor will watch the parade alongside President Michael D Higgins.

# star-wars - Sunday 4 February, 2018

From The Daily Edge Natalie Portman hilariously defended the Star Wars prequels on Saturday Night Live Natalie's Rap

Natalie Portman hilariously defended the Star Wars prequels on Saturday Night Live

SAY SOMETHING NICE ABOUT JAR JAR BINKS!

# star-wars - Monday 22 January, 2018

From The42 The GOAT and the Death Star That's No Moon

The GOAT and the Death Star

Even after 17 years in the NFL, Tom Brady appears indestructible.

# star-wars - Tuesday 2 January, 2018

The Skellig Michael problem: How Kerry is preparing to manage an influx of tourists

With a profile boost other counties can only dream of, what effect will Star Wars have on The Kingdom?

# star-wars - Wednesday 27 December, 2017

'It's like a fairytale': Mark Hamill and the Star Wars crew on Ireland's west coast Skellig Luke This post contains videos

'It's like a fairytale': Mark Hamill and the Star Wars crew on Ireland's west coast

Actors Mark Hamill and Daisy Ridley had some very nice things to say about filming in Ireland.

# star-wars - Saturday 16 December, 2017

# star-wars - Thursday 14 December, 2017

Poll: Have you seen a Star Wars film? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you seen a Star Wars film?

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

From The Daily Edge A bunch of TDs were menaced by Stormtroopers at the Irish Star Wars premiere last night Use The Force

A bunch of TDs were menaced by Stormtroopers at the Irish Star Wars premiere last night

Don’t worry, one of them had a lightsaber.

# star-wars - Wednesday 13 December, 2017

The force is with Fáilte Ireland in this Star Wars-themed Wild Atlantic Way ad

Locations in Kerry, Cork, Clare and Donegal were picked for filming in the new Star Wars movie.

# star-wars - Tuesday 12 December, 2017

From The Daily Edge Domhnall Gleeson and Daisy Ridley answered the most searched questions about Star Wars and it was really sweet Hux And Rey

# star-wars - Thursday 7 December, 2017

From The Daily Edge Carrie Fisher's beloved dog Gary inspired a background character in the new Star Wars film Space Gary

# star-wars - Tuesday 5 December, 2017

From The Daily Edge This gorgeous story about Mark Hamill meeting a fan as Luke Skywalker is melting hearts A Gent

This gorgeous story about Mark Hamill meeting a fan as Luke Skywalker is melting hearts

Men In Black screenwriter Ed Solomon shared the tale on Twitter yesterday.

# star-wars - Saturday 2 December, 2017

From The Daily Edge The village of Portmagee in Kerry has changed its name to 'Porgmagee' for the release of The Last Jedi Star Wars

The village of Portmagee in Kerry has changed its name to 'Porgmagee' for the release of The Last Jedi

A tribute to the newest creature in the Star Wars universe.

# star-wars - Thursday 30 November, 2017

From The Daily Edge Daisy Ridley hopped behind the bar to pull pints at the Star Wars wrap party in Dingle What'll You Have

Daisy Ridley hopped behind the bar to pull pints at the Star Wars wrap party in Dingle

Daisy was a bartender before she hit the big time, and it seems she’s still got the skills.

# star-wars - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

From The Daily Edge Lego is bringing out an unreal Skellig Michael set to tie in with the new Star Wars film Bricking Amazing

Lego is bringing out an unreal Skellig Michael set to tie in with the new Star Wars film

Irish 80s kids, all of your dreams have come true.

# star-wars - Friday 10 November, 2017

From The Daily Edge Disney have announced that there's going to be a brand new Star Wars trilogy Star Wars

Disney have announced that there's going to be a brand new Star Wars trilogy

“No porgs were available for comment.”

# star-wars - Thursday 28 September, 2017

Blockbuster Star Wars film gets up to €3m tax relief from Irish State

Scenes filmed at Malin Head in Co Donegal and Ceann Sibeal in Co Kerry feature in The Last Jedi.

# star-wars - Sunday 16 July, 2017

From The Daily Edge Ireland looks absolutely stunning in these new shots of Star Wars: The Last Jedi Would You Look

# star-wars - Sunday 28 May, 2017

We finally know more about The Last Jedi and Ireland

This week, Vanity Fair gave us the first proper preview of the new film.

# star-wars - Friday 5 May, 2017

From The Daily Edge People are loving the Star Wars socks Justin Trudeau wore to meet Enda Kenny yesterday Prime Ministers

# star-wars - Tuesday 25 April, 2017

Skellig Michael to get over 150 extra visitors a day after jump in boat permits

Skellig islands are expected to get an additional 150 visitors a day due to a boost in number of licensed boats.

# star-wars - Friday 14 April, 2017

Stunning shots of Skellig Michael feature in new Star Wars trailer

Star Wars – The Last Jedi is the last time the heritage site will feature in the blockbuster movie series.

'She was one in a billion': George Lucas pays tribute to Carrie Fisher

Lucas, Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill attended an event to mark the 40th anniversary of Star Wars.

From The Daily Edge Star Wars' official tribute to Carrie Fisher is absolutely beautiful A New Hope

Star Wars' official tribute to Carrie Fisher is absolutely beautiful

The video was screened at the annual Star Wars Celebration yesterday in Florida.

# star-wars - Wednesday 12 April, 2017

Skellig Michael hit by a 'significant' rock fall - but Star Wars isn't to blame

The island is due to open to visitors next month.

# star-wars - Friday 20 January, 2017

From The Daily Edge A wonderful mural in tribute to Carrie Fisher has just popped up in Dublin A New Hope

# star-wars - Thursday 5 January, 2017

From The Daily Edge This story about a daughter taking her dad to see the new Star Wars film is just lovely Representation

This story about a daughter taking her dad to see the new Star Wars film is just lovely

“And my dad was silent for a while and then he said, ‘And he was a main character.’ And I said, ‘He was.’”

# star-wars - Thursday 29 December, 2016

From The Daily Edge Hundreds of Star Wars fans paid tribute to Carrie Fisher with 'lightsaber vigils' last night RIP

Hundreds of Star Wars fans paid tribute to Carrie Fisher with 'lightsaber vigils' last night

The fans raised their lightsabers in honour of Fisher and her mother, Debbie Reynolds.

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