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Episode VIII To Return To A New Irish Location
Reported by BrianC on 09 Mar 2016 11:33

The cast and crew of Star Wars Episode VIII are already confirmed to be filming in the very South of Ireland in County Kerry, but now they will also be travelling to the Northern peak of the Emerald Isle, as we can also reveal that they will be filming in Malin Head, on the Inishowen Peninsula, of County Donegal.

Malin Head has a look and feel similar to that of Skellig Michael, and Ceann Sibéal where further filming is already planned.

The Derry Journal is reporting that:

They are expected to film in Malin Head in May for around a month. A number of B&Bs and vacant houses in Malin Head and the surrounding area have been completely booked out for a number of weeks in late April and throughout May. It is understood some initial works at Malin Head have already got underway in preparation for filming.

The Inishowen Independant further added official confirmation to the rumours by speaking with Minister of State at the Department of Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht - Deputy Joe McHugh.  He confirmed that Lucasfilm had been in touch, although clarified that a deal is not yet signed, he said:
"This will be a massive oppertunity to promote Malin Head globally and while there are still a few I's to be dotted and T's crossed.  I very much welcome it."

Malin Head

Thanks to @Darth_Tacitus on twitter for first alerting us to this developing story.

Source: Derry Journal

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