Star Wars Films On Skellig Island in Ireland

By | May 14, 2019

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Luke Skywalker on Location on Skellig Island. Source: (

A mysterious and beautiful island – a place for a war? That is exactly what it was for -Star Wars.

Skellig Island has become a favorite location for the crew of Star Wars to do their filming. Two recent blockbuster Star Wars movies were filmed on this gorgeous remote island: The Force Awakens (2015) and The Last Jedi (2017).

The local people have welcomed them with excitement not to mention the boost for their economy. What was for a while an abandoned little-known island has been “awakened” by the Force of Star Wars that has brought national attention to it.

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Star Wars on Skellig Island. Source: (

As exciting as Star Wars fans were about visiting the area because of the filming taking place there, the public was not allowed to visit the island during this time. A naval vessel kept guard near the island in order to make sure the filming could be completed without any problems. Even when filming is not taking place, visitors are very limited on the island for safety reasons as well as the preservation of the island itself.