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#Star Wars

From TheJournal.ie Quiz: Is this a real-world location or a Star Wars location? It's Quizness Time

Quiz: Is this a real-world location or a Star Wars location?

Test your knowledge of the film franchise.

From TheJournal.ie Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca, dies aged 74 Star Wars

Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca, dies aged 74

Harrison Ford and George Lucas are among those to have paid tribute to the Star Wars actor.

From TheJournal.ie Star Wars movie receives €3.43m in tax credits from Revenue The Last Jedi

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.

From TheJournal.ie How should we preserve and protect Sceilg Mhichíl? People urged to have their say World Heritage Site

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.

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'I started to believe them': Star Wars actress Kelly Marie Tran breaks silence about online harassment Sexism
From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie Actor who played Jar Jar Binks says backlash over film made him consider suicide Backlash

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.

From TheJournal.ie Gannets on Little Skellig are using plastic to build their nests Huge Concern

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”.

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.”

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.”

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?

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.

From TheJournal.ie Mark Hamill will be a 'guest of honour' at Dublin's St Patrick's Day parade Return Of The Jedi

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.

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

SAY SOMETHING NICE ABOUT JAR JAR BINKS!

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.

From TheJournal.ie The Skellig Michael problem: How Kerry is preparing to manage an influx of tourists The Force Awakens

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?

From TheJournal.ie '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.

From TheJournal.ie Star Wars blasted its way to a massive box office opening and a tiny Irish village is seeing the benefit Ballyferriter
From TheJournal.ie 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.

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.

From TheJournal.ie The force is with Fáilte Ireland in this Star Wars-themed Wild Atlantic Way ad The Last Jedi

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

“No porgs were available for comment.”

From TheJournal.ie Blockbuster Star Wars film gets up to €3m tax relief from Irish State The Last Jedi

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.

From TheJournal.ie We finally know more about The Last Jedi and Ireland Episode VIII

We finally know more about The Last Jedi and Ireland

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

From TheJournal.ie Skellig Michael to get over 150 extra visitors a day after jump in boat permits Let The Force Be With You

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.

From TheJournal.ie Stunning shots of Skellig Michael feature in new Star Wars trailer Let The Force Be With You

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'She was one in a billion': George Lucas pays tribute to Carrie Fisher Princess Leia

'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.

Star Wars' official tribute to Carrie Fisher is absolutely beautiful

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

From TheJournal.ie Skellig Michael hit by a 'significant' rock fall - but Star Wars isn't to blame Unblameable Force

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.

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