UPDATE! Adam Driver Spotted in Kerry. First Photos from Dunmore Head.

Ceann Sibeal Photo via Kerry’s Eye


On May 13 Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver and Rian Johnson arrived in Ireland. The first few days they filmed at Malin Head, where we saw a partially built Millennium Falcon on the set. Then the crew moved to Brow Head, without Adam Driver who had to attend this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Now the cast and crew has moved to Kerry and reports claim that Adam Driver has been spotted again with the rest.



From Kerry’sEye:

Hollywood stars Mark Hamill and Daisy Ridley arrived in Kerry on Wednesday afternoon in a convoy of UK-registered Toyota Landcruisers for the filming of the latest Star Wars blockbuster. American star Mark Hamill, who plays Luke Skywalker, and UK actor Daisy Ridley, who plays Rey, are scheduled to begin filming in West Kerry today (Thursday).
Actor Adam Driver – who plays the villain Kylo Ren – and writer and director Rian Johnson were also in Dingle on Wednesday.


Also here are two recent photos from the set at Ceann Sibeal:

Photo by Edward Carty


Looks like there was some night time action taking place:

Photo by Tomás O Mainnín



And some aerial filming in the area:





As we know there is a second filming location in Kerry – Dunmore Head. Thanks to Sean O’Callaghan, now we have a first look at the place where they will be filming:





Again thanks to our Irish friend and reporter on site Terence Mulvey. 🙂






Small clarification. A few days ago the IrishExaminer posted an article in which they stated that Carrie Fisher was seen in Dingle, Ireland on Wednesday (May 18). This is definitely not true and I am sure that the site mistakingly quoted Fisher’s name instead of Daisy Ridley’s. During that time Carrie Fisher was at the Cannes Film Festival. Here’s a tweet by Carrie from the same day:




Later she also shared more tweets from Cannes, so we’re sure that she was there at least until May 20.


The only actors part of the Ireland shoot, that we know of so far are Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver and Joonas Suotamo (Peter Mayhew’s stand in for the more dynamic scenes).


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42 thoughts on “UPDATE! Adam Driver Spotted in Kerry. First Photos from Dunmore Head.

  • May 21, 2016 at 7:18 pm

    Some of this scenery is just so dramatic! It’s awesome! Kind of like Star Wars meets The Highlander! (yes, I know, Scotland, not Ireland, but still…)

    • May 21, 2016 at 7:24 pm

      It is similar in Countryside. Northern Ireland is only a few miles from Scotland.

    • May 21, 2016 at 7:55 pm

      I’m totally digging the celtic vibe of the ST. Wish they would come up here to Scotland to film one of the episodes.

    • May 22, 2016 at 3:07 pm


      • May 22, 2016 at 5:11 pm

        Just as long as it’s not The Rey Show: Part II, I’m happy.

      • May 23, 2016 at 11:36 am

        Always two they are….

  • May 21, 2016 at 7:42 pm

    Star Wars seems to be going for that Lord of the Rings look. Pretty soon the trees are going to talk…

    • May 21, 2016 at 7:51 pm

      except that LOTR has none of these landscapes.

    • May 21, 2016 at 8:27 pm

      LOTR was filmed entirely in New Zealand…

    • May 22, 2016 at 8:47 pm

      There’s a talking tree species Jedi in the EU

  • May 21, 2016 at 9:14 pm

    i have a feeling they’ll CGI in things on this world.. otherwise wouldn’t it be awkward for all of the irish folks watching the film? that’s like us americans watching a star wars film taking place in the grand canyon..

    • May 21, 2016 at 10:14 pm

      They’ll have to make it look like Skellig Michael.

    • May 21, 2016 at 11:03 pm

      They’ll just cover up some land with CG ocean, nothing too dramatic. The only thing that differs Tatooine’s landscapes from Tunisia is the second sun. Not much is needed to make a place look off-worldly.

      • May 22, 2016 at 2:14 am

        well there was an entire village in phantom menace.. but i see your point

    • May 21, 2016 at 11:57 pm

      See. Stuff like that doesn’t bother me one bit. I worry about the script. :/

    • May 22, 2016 at 3:16 am

      I’m sure they’ll CGI enhance it in some ways. That’s all good with me.

    • May 22, 2016 at 1:40 pm

      My main concern with Mexico which I’m pretty intimately familiar with though there are a lots of great places there that I don’t ever remember seeing on film.

      • May 22, 2016 at 8:17 pm

        i feel like this film will be much grander in scale- although we went to 4 different planets in force awakens, it never felt as though we were completely immersed in the unique worlds of each location.. excited!!

        • May 23, 2016 at 1:23 pm

          I agree completly which probably had to do with the fact we saw desert, forest, and snow planets already in the OT. At least Croatia looks unique by comparison.

          • May 24, 2016 at 1:07 am

            i mean obviously it was meant to mirror the OT but c’mon.. episode VII could have been SO much more than it was. i have a serious love/hate relationship with the film

          • May 25, 2016 at 3:24 pm

            Oh yeah, The base built into the cliffs sounded and looked so much cooler than the Hobbittown we got on D’Qar too.

          • May 25, 2016 at 7:57 pm

            anyway- still enjoyed it but it could have broken so much more new ground than it did (which is what every single star wars film has done) and i guess that’s just because george lucas wasn’t behind it.. something we’ll have to get used to!

          • May 26, 2016 at 4:36 pm

            Especially after looking at The Art Of where nearly every concept design was more interesting than the ones they went with onscreen. Really hope they get re-used in the next ones.

  • May 21, 2016 at 10:03 pm

    I love these amazing real world locations being incorporated into the new SW movies. Would love to see some filing done in the Song Doong Caves in Vietnam – incredible site.

  • May 22, 2016 at 2:44 am

    I have a good feeling about Fall of the Resistance, if they can make these landscapes feel like they’re not on Earth it could be spectacular.

    • May 22, 2016 at 4:35 am

      Fake title bro. Pablo confirmed that.

      • May 22, 2016 at 4:54 am

        Damn, I thought it sounded great. I’ve quite liked some of the fake titles, I thought ‘Echos of the Dark Side’ sounded great too.

        • May 22, 2016 at 1:39 pm

          They pretty much have consistently announced them about 8 months in advance of the film being in theaters which is still awhile off.

          • May 22, 2016 at 7:52 pm

            I remember reading that, I like the title but don’t like how you need to read the EU stuff to understand what it really means. With all the other films, It’s easily understood just by watching the film.

          • May 23, 2016 at 1:27 am

            I don’t think EU reading is necessary. The Force awakens in Rey.

          • May 23, 2016 at 2:06 am

            And Kylo, as well.

          • May 23, 2016 at 1:28 pm

            The Visual Guide goes into detail about how it goes into sleep mode after Jedi which is why Snoke sensed the awakening. It will probably be the prophecy of the ST but hopefully isn’t as vaguely explained.

        • May 22, 2016 at 1:52 pm

          Yeah, but chances are even if true and leaked this early they would be changed by Disney.

          • May 22, 2016 at 3:07 pm

            I’d like you to go argue with Pablo Hidalgo on twitter, because Disney pretty much lets Lucasfilm decide these things.

          • May 22, 2016 at 4:00 pm

            The point being made is ‘whoever’ was in charge would change the title this early on if it was leaked. I don’t care who’s in charge as long as its a good film

  • May 22, 2016 at 2:08 pm

    So far we have had leaks of scenes involving Rey/Luke/Kylo Ren and Poe Dameron, but nothing about Finn. Is Finn’s role being downgraded in Episode VIII as many fans fear ?

    • May 22, 2016 at 5:50 pm

      Wasn’t there pics of finn’s stunt double on some kind of horse statue with wheels?

      • May 23, 2016 at 1:23 am

        Yep. In Dubrovnik.

    • May 23, 2016 at 1:21 am

      I don’t think so, I just think they are fliming most of Rey’s story at the moment. Every leak so far has pointed to the main trio being split up on separate missions so they most likely are filming finn’s at other locations or in pinewood where we can’t get leaked drone photos. Finn’s role may be slightly smaller in episode 8, but most likely only marginally so to make room for more scenes with characters who didn’t get much time in 7 like phasma or poe.

  • May 22, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    This is what I’ve been thinking. Home planet? Ralph fMcQuarrie imaage.

    • May 23, 2016 at 4:35 pm

      And the sets look set up for puppeteers, no?

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