Escape the dark side amidst the pulse-pounding drama and rugged beauty of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way

When the Star Wars cast and crew came to Ireland, they could picture it so clearly… how the wild Atlantic Ocean, rugged cliffs and moody skies would become the perfect backdrop for the story of Rey, Luke and the ongoing battle against the Dark Side. With Skellig Michael a protected UNESCO World Heritage Site, filming onsite was limited. And so, they scouted the entire length of the Wild Atlantic Way for a more flexible cinematic playground.

These stirring, otherworldly landscapes were not the only thing that made a lasting impression on the cast and crew, though. When filming ended, LucasFilm took out no less than eight advertisements in local papers to thank the people they’d met along the way for their warm welcome and genuine enthusiasm. If you want to follow in the footsteps of the Jedi along Earth’s Wild Atlantic Way.

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