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Donegal has gone all out welcoming Star Wars to Malin Head

The force is actually with us. Eeek!
May 13th 2016, 10:41 AM 5,182 0

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


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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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