26 Jun 2017
The iconic scenes filmed on the Island.
Streching out in the middle of the Atlantic, an incredible island along Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way. Settled by monks well over a millennium ago, Skellig Michael is a destination that sets your imagination on fire, with an against-the-odds tale of endurance, survival and architectural artistry.
As it looms up out of the ocean, the sheer unreality of this UNESCO World Heritage Site becomes clear. Accessible only by boat, lashed by the elements, and inhabited almost solely by the numerous seabirds for which both Skellig Michael and its sister island Little Skellig are famous, it feels like a place to which man was never meant to venture. An 'incredible, impossible, mad place,' in the words of playwright George Bernard Shaw, "a part of our dream world."
The cast, crew and droids of Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi made a pit-stop at the breathtaking Malin Head for filming, and they fell in love with the Wild Atlantic Way. Filming all around County Donegal, the cast even made time to stop off in Farren’s Bar for a pint. To explore this part of the Wild Atlantic Way is to take a walk on the wild side, so slow down and soak up the sights between Malin Head and Donegal Town. And if you can catch them, don't miss the Northern Lights appearing over the ancient stone fort, Grianán of Aileach – spectacular.
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