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The May The 4th Be With You Festival takes place in Portmagee and the surrounding area next month.

Star Wars Fans Look Forward To ‘May The 4th’ Festival In South Kerry

April 7, 2022 at 10:38 am Comments are Disabled

THE ‘May the 4th Be With You’ Festival, which was first launched in 2018 by Fáilte Ireland, is returning to the Skellig Coast region this year after two years being hosted virtually. The festival was created to celebrate the filming of the Star Wars film franchise on Skellig Michael. Episode […]

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Kerry’s ‘May The 4th Be With You’ Festival Goes Online

Kerry’s ‘May The 4th Be With You’ Festival Goes Online

April 15, 2021 at 4:42 pm Comments are Disabled

THE annual May The 4th Be With You Festival will not succumb to the coronavirus pandemic, but it will move online this year. The four-day online celebration features over 100 fan made Star Wars films with over 200 million YouTube hits and interviews with some of the directors from all […]

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Forces of Nature…Andrea Paolucci, as Jedi and Giorgia Gallerani,Royal Guard, at St.Finan’s Bay, The Glen, Ballinskelligs County Kerry, with Skellig Michael and Skellig Beag in the distance, where ‘Star Wars’  the Force Awakens was filmed. The Characters are part of  Fáilte Ireland’s ‘May the 4th be with you’ Festival this weekend, in Kerry, and Donegal to commemorate the 4th of May, when fans across the globe celebrate Star Wars.Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan/FREE PIC*** /issued 05/05/2019

PHOTOS: Spectacular ‘Star Wars’ Festival In Kerry Villages

May 5, 2019 at 12:10 pm Comments are Disabled

THEY really went all out with this. The ‘May the 4th Be With You’ festival is taking place this weekend in Portmagee, Valentia Island and Ballyferriter with people dressing up as their favourite characters. May the 4th, is the day when fans across the globe commemorate the Star Wars universe. This year’s […]

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‘May the Force be with you’…Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin, unveiled the programme of events for this year’s ‘May the 4th Be With You’ festival on the Wild Atlantic Way, including a host of fun activities for all-ages across the Kerry villages of Portmagee, Valentia Island and Ballyferriter. The Festival takes place from Friday 3rd May - Sunday 5th May 2019. Also on Hand was Danielle Favier, Fáilte Ireland and James Murphy, Skellig Whiskey.Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan/FREE PIC***

Star Wars Fans To Enjoy ‘May The 4th Be With You’ Festival In Kerry Villages

March 30, 2019 at 11:55 am Comments are Disabled

CALLING all Star Wars fans. The Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin, unveiled the programme of events for this year’s ‘May the 4th Be With You’ festival on the Wild Atlantic Way, including a host of fun activities for all-ages across the Kerry villages of Portmagee, Valentia Island and Ballyferriter. Celebrating […]

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ITT Sci-Fi Society members Michael Edgar, Jon Ahgaine, Megan Doyle, Sally Griffin, Ronan McLoughlin and Jane O'Brien at the Star Wars table quiz in The Abbey Inn on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Good Turnout For Star Wars-Themed Table Quiz

December 8, 2017 at 3:31 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE was a good turnout for the Star Wars Society concert in the Abbey Inn on Thursday night. The new SciFan Society of the ITT were the organisers and there were some great prizes on offer including IMAX Omniplex tickets for the upcoming Star Wars Movie ‘The Last Jedi’, Star Wars […]

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WATCH: What If Star Wars Was Filmed In Beautiful North Kerry?

WATCH: What If Star Wars Was Filmed In Beautiful North Kerry?

December 11, 2016 at 9:01 pm 1 comment

WHO says south and west Kerry have the monopoly on Star Wars? Well the folks up in the north of the county are showing what it would be like if the movie franchise was filmed in Ballybunion, Ballyheigue, Banna, Ardfert, Ballyduff and Listowel. Tom Mulvihill and Michael ‘Pixie’ O’Gorman are […]

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Star Troopers who hosted a dance off at the Kerry Convention Bureau stand at Connect16 in the RDS, Dublin. 

The Kerry stand won Best Stand award at the event and included hotels, venues, activities and transport suppliers, enhanced by immersive fun activities including butter making by Macross Traditional Farms, Dingle Gin tasting and a bodhran workshop. 

CONNECT16 is a LIVE Irish Showcase of the events industry featuring over 220 hotels, venues and event suppliers, tastings per region, the best of entertainment and 30 educational seminars. 

Pic Joleen Cronin

Star Wars Helps Promote Kerry At Convention In Dublin

October 3, 2016 at 4:40 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY won the Best Regional stand award at the Connect16 closing ceremony in Dublin last week. Kerry Convention Bureau (KCB) and 16 Kerry business event specialists took Dublin by storm, exhibiting at Connect16, Ireland’s largest ever event for the meetings and events sector which took place in the RDS on Wednesday […]

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International Journalists See Why Star Wars Crew Were Stunned By Skellig Michael

International Journalists See Why Star Wars Crew Were Stunned By Skellig Michael

June 1, 2016 at 2:37 pm Comments are Disabled

FÁILTE Ireland is hosting a group of high profile international journalists on a trip to Skellig Michael to follow in Luke Skywalker’s footsteps to see for themselves how the force was awakened. The journalists write for some of the world’s leading magazines and newspapers including the National Geographic Traveller India, the […]

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VIDEO: Director Of Star Wars And Crew Talk About Skellig Michael Filming

January 4, 2016 at 3:23 pm Comments are Disabled

  TOURISM in Kerry received a boost today with the release of a Youtube video that features Star Wars The Force Awakens director, JJ Abrams and crew gushing over the beauty of Skellig Micheal. The video was produced by Discover Ireland and features behind the scenes footage of filming on […]

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PHOTOS: Mark Hamill Was Pulling Pints In Portmagee Last Night

PHOTOS: Mark Hamill Was Pulling Pints In Portmagee Last Night

September 17, 2015 at 11:36 am Comments are Disabled

LEGENDARY Star Wars actor Mark Hamill took a break from his hectic filming schedule last night to try his hand at a different kind of trick when he was filmed pulling pints in The Bridge Bar, Portmagee last night. The Luke Skywalker actor is down around these parts as he […]

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Reports Suggest Skellig Michael To Be Closing Shot In Star Wars Movie

Reports Suggest Skellig Michael To Be Closing Shot In Star Wars Movie

August 25, 2015 at 4:48 pm Comments are Disabled

  THERE are reports in the media today that suggest that filming for Star Wars Episode 8 is set to take place on Skellig Michael in September and that the location could play a big part in the overall Star Wars story. The team over at ‘themoviebit.com’ in their article […]

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Is The Star Wars Crew Returning To Skellig Michael?

Is The Star Wars Crew Returning To Skellig Michael?

July 24, 2015 at 9:46 am Comments are Disabled

COULD the force be back on Skellig Michael? The Irish Examiner are reporting this morning that speculation has increased that the Star Wars film crew will be coming back to the site because there are no regular sailings planned to the Unesco World Heritage site for the week beginning September 14. Continued […]

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VIDEO: Skellig Michael Features In Star Wars Teaser Trailer That Goes Viral

VIDEO: Skellig Michael Features In Star Wars Teaser Trailer That Goes Viral

November 26, 2014 at 9:32 pm Comments are Disabled

STAR WARS fans are getting excited at the news that the official trailer for ‘Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens’ will be out on Friday. However,  a fake teaser trailer appeared yesterday on YouTube and has garnered over 130,000 views, featuring Skellig Michael in it…for about a second! Regardless of […]

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