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Star Wars Headed Back to Kerry, Ireland to Film for Episode VIII.

Kerry IrelandAs many of you know, Kerry, Ireland is no stranger to being a filming site for both The Force Awakens and Episode VIII, with a good amount of footage shot for both movies at Skellig Michael Island. Now, Disney is apparently headed back sometime next year – and this time, they’ll be making a visit to the Irish mainland.


From RTÉ Ireland:

Disney Lucasfilm could soon be returning to Kerry to shoot scenes for the next Star Wars movie, Episode: VIII. It’s understood the scenes will be shot on the Ceann Sibéal headland at the western end of the Dingle Peninsula next year.

RTÉ News understands that Lucasfilm surveyed the location recently and consider the dramatic cliffs near Ballyferriter ideal for the film, which will be released in 2017.

It is believed a number of local people who have been asked to facilitate filming have already entered into confidentiality agreements with the company. Landowners on Ceann Sibéal declined to comment but it is believed filming at the cliff-top location is being planned for next April.

Ceann Sibéal


The standard environmental concerns apply, of course, but Disney is apparently on very good terms with The Department Of Arts, Heritage And The Gaeltacht, the group of people who allowed them to film at Skellig Michael in the first place. As shown above, the scenery of the area is gorgeous, and ought to be put to good use on film.


Thanks to Terence Mulvey.


Grant has been a fan of Star Wars for as long as he can remember, having seen every movie on the big screen. When he’s not hard at work with his college studies, he keeps himself busy by reporting on all kinds of Star Wars news for SWNN and general movie news on the sister site, Movie News Net. He served as a frequent commentator on SWNN’s The Resistance Broadcast.


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