Yesterday was the last day of filming in County Cork and today cast and crew are expected to move to their next location – Ceann Sibeal in West Kerry. This will be the main location of the Ireland shoot. They will spend there almost a whole week. This is the place where the beehive huts, which replicate the monastic village on Skellig Michael island, have been built in the last few weeks.
A flurry of activity has erupted in West Kerry ahead of the six-day Star Wars shoot in Ceann Sibéal. Filming in the Corca Dhuibhne Gaeltacht began in earnest today with stunts scenes shot at Ceann Sibéal.
Production is also reportedly underway on scenes featuring Daisy Ridley, who plays Rey in the franchise. The shoot at Ceann Sibéal west of Dingle, where beehive huts have been constructed, is expected to last six days.
A no-fly-zone is in effect in the area until May 26th.
Filming at Ceann Sibéal will reportedly take place later in the day during the evenings and it is understood some Dingle restaurants have been approached to keep their kitchens open after 10pm. Dún Mór in Dún Chaoin, near Commenoule Strand and which was also featured in Ryan’s Daughter, is said to form the final part of the shoot.
Lead actor Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley, Rian Johnson and Adam Driver flew into Ireland last week to shoot scenes at Malin Head in Donegal and Brow Head in Cork.
And here’s a nice video about the preparations from Independent.ie:
Special thanks to our friend Terence Mulvey for the heads up.