Star Wars Filmed at this Ireland Rock Climbing Area

A look at where Star Wars was filmed on this May the 4th

May 4th, 2020 by | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes |

Over the past decade, a number of Star Wars cast and crew spent time in Ireland filming scenes for The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi. Luke Skywalker’s remote sanctuary was located on Skellig Michael in County Kerry. It was where Rey finally discovered Luke in The Force Awakens.

Other scenes were filmed in the Wild Atlantic Way, locations like Cork and Kerry to Clare. The crew also filmed at Malin Head in Donegal, Ireland’s most northerly point, on the Inishowen Peninsula. Local Hugh Farren said, “It was unbelievable that Star Wars was filming a mile and a half away from us. The buzz that we had for the month was surreal”.

“Go mbeidh an fórsa leat!” is Irish for “May the force be with you!” Donegal is a popular rock climbing area with a number of classic routes, see the short film below. Enjoy May the fourth and be safe if you head out climbing.

Donegal Climbing