Star Wars and Ireland

16/11/2015

Star Wars and Ireland

Ireland is expecting another tourism boom with the much anticipated cinema blockbuster Star Wars Episode VII – The Force Awakens end of this year. One of the major shooting locations of the film is on Skelling Michael Island, County Kerry – a UNESCO heritage site.

Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens

It’s not the first time that Star Wars directors fell in love with Ireland. George Lucas found the library scene he wanted in Episode II – Attack of the Clones in the magnificient Trinity College Library, Dublin. Hundreds of images of the Long Room of the library were digitalised and transformed to become the Jedi Temple Archives.

Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

The Jedi Temple Archives
The Real-life Archives – Trinity College Library – the Long Room

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