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15 Instagrams of the sensational Malin Head landscape that's set for Star Wars


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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

Throwback to when I was off uni and could go on awesome day adventures with my best pal @davidkirkpatrick421 💗// #MalinHead #Donegal

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You can get extremely close to nature

Malin head, Co. Donegal! #topofireland #weronholidays! #wildatlanticway

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As close as it’s possible to get

The view of the Atlantic Ocean from Banba’s Crown is second to none

The view from the top #MalinHead #Inishowen #ireland #WildAtlanticWay #Donegal #BanbasCrown

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Just sea as far as the eye can see


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And so many people have tried to make their mark on it

Northern most point of Ireland. #NoFilter

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(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

Banba Tower at #malinhead on a blustery (+50kts) day. #Donegal #ireland #wildatlanticway

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You can take a walk along the coast…

Admire the wildflowers…

Wrong turn got us here.

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Or take a look down the Hell Hole

#malin head, hell hole walk #ireland_gram

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It’s stunning during the day

#malinhead #coast #sea #northernireland #gopro #malin #inishowen #hellshole #wildatlanticway #peninsula #donegal

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But it can be even more beautiful at night

Dancing #aurora at #malinhead

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Malin Head is one of the best places in Ireland to see the Northern Lights.

And even the local cows adore the view

Great views #malinhead #knockamany #lagg

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To put it lightly, Malin Head is gorgeous

And the perfect holiday spot for a Jedi, don’t you think?

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