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Donegal has gone all out welcoming Star Wars to Malin Head

The force is actually with us. Eeek!

IT’S ALL KICKING OFF in Malin Head as the cast and crew of Star Wars Episode VIII roll into town for filming.

Earlier in the week, something that looks a LOT like the Millennium Falcon was spotted being built on a cliff, and the buzz has since reached fever pitch.

Locals are doing all they can to show their appreciation for the filmmakers – here’s just a taste of what’s happening.

Welcoming committees are assembling

So cute! Sob.

Star Wars murals have sprung up around the area

Visitors!!

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Locals and tourists alike are keeping a very close eye on the proceedings

#starwars crew arriving in #malinhead , busy few days ahead

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Binoculars at the ready!

And a Stormtrooper was spotted pulling pints in Farren’s Bar

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Oh, and in the local primary school

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Filming is rumoured to be taking place across the weekend, and parts of Ireland have been temporarily declared no-fly zones to facilitate shooting. The excitement!

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