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.
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.