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Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) pictured as Star Wars cast members arrive at Belfast International Airport on Friday Morning. They are due to film Star Wars Episode VIII at   Malin Head in Co Donegal.  Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) pictured as Star Wars cast members arrive at Belfast International Airport on Friday Morning. They are due to film Star Wars Episode VIII at Malin Head in Co Donegal. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) pictured as Star Wars Cast Members arrive at Belfast International Airport on Friday Morning , They are due to film Star Wars Episode VIII at   Malin Head in Co Donegal.  The entire shoot is very much top secret, with locals and landowners sworn to keep it that way, and access to the beauty spot is closed for the next three days.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) pictured as Star Wars Cast Members arrive at Belfast International Airport on Friday Morning , They are due to film Star Wars Episode VIII at Malin Head in Co Donegal. The entire shoot is very much top secret, with locals and landowners sworn to keep it that way, and access to the beauty spot is closed for the next three days. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

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Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) pictured as Star Wars Cast Members arrive at Belfast International Airport on Friday Morning , They are due to film Star Wars Episode VIII at   Malin Head in Co Donegal.  The entire shoot is very much top secret, with locals and landowners sworn to keep it that way, and access to the beauty spot is closed for the next three days.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 13/5/2016 Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) pictured as Star Wars Cast Members arrive at Belfast International Airport on Friday Morning , They are due to film Star Wars Episode VIII at Malin Head in Co Donegal. The entire shoot is very much top secret, with locals and landowners sworn to keep it that way, and access to the beauty spot is closed for the next three days. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 13/5/2016 
Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) pictured as Star Wars Cast Members arrive at Belfast International Airport on Friday Morning , They are due to film Star Wars Episode VIII at   Malin Head in Co Donegal.  The entire shoot is very much top secret, with locals and landowners sworn to keep it that way, and access to the beauty spot is closed for the next three days.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 13/5/2016 Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) pictured as Star Wars Cast Members arrive at Belfast International Airport on Friday Morning , They are due to film Star Wars Episode VIII at Malin Head in Co Donegal. The entire shoot is very much top secret, with locals and landowners sworn to keep it that way, and access to the beauty spot is closed for the next three days. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 13/5/2016 
Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) pictured as Star Wars Cast Members arrive at Belfast International Airport on Friday Morning , They are due to film Star Wars Episode VIII at   Malin Head in Co Donegal.  The entire shoot is very much top secret, with locals and landowners sworn to keep it that way, and access to the beauty spot is closed for the next three days.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 13/5/2016 Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) pictured as Star Wars Cast Members arrive at Belfast International Airport on Friday Morning , They are due to film Star Wars Episode VIII at Malin Head in Co Donegal. The entire shoot is very much top secret, with locals and landowners sworn to keep it that way, and access to the beauty spot is closed for the next three days. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 13/5/2016 
Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) pictured as Star Wars Cast Members arrive at Belfast International Airport on Friday Morning , They are due to film Star Wars Episode VIII at   Malin Head in Co Donegal.  The entire shoot is very much top secret, with locals and landowners sworn to keep it that way, and access to the beauty spot is closed for the next three days.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 13/5/2016 Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) pictured as Star Wars Cast Members arrive at Belfast International Airport on Friday Morning , They are due to film Star Wars Episode VIII at Malin Head in Co Donegal. The entire shoot is very much top secret, with locals and landowners sworn to keep it that way, and access to the beauty spot is closed for the next three days. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 13/5/2016 
Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) pictured as Star Wars Cast Members arrive at Belfast International Airport on Friday Morning , They are due to film Star Wars Episode VIII at   Malin Head in Co Donegal.  The entire shoot is very much top secret, with locals and landowners sworn to keep it that way, and access to the beauty spot is closed for the next three days.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 13/5/2016 Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) pictured as Star Wars Cast Members arrive at Belfast International Airport on Friday Morning , They are due to film Star Wars Episode VIII at Malin Head in Co Donegal. The entire shoot is very much top secret, with locals and landowners sworn to keep it that way, and access to the beauty spot is closed for the next three days. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 13/5/2016 
Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) pictured as Star Wars Cast Members arrive at Belfast International Airport on Friday Morning , They are due to film Star Wars Episode VIII at   Malin Head in Co Donegal.  The entire shoot is very much top secret, with locals and landowners sworn to keep it that way, and access to the beauty spot is closed for the next three days.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 13/5/2016 Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) pictured as Star Wars Cast Members arrive at Belfast International Airport on Friday Morning , They are due to film Star Wars Episode VIII at Malin Head in Co Donegal. The entire shoot is very much top secret, with locals and landowners sworn to keep it that way, and access to the beauty spot is closed for the next three days. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 13/5/2016 
Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) pictured as Star Wars Cast Members arrive at Belfast International Airport on Friday Morning , They are due to film Star Wars Episode VIII at   Malin Head in Co Donegal.  The entire shoot is very much top secret, with locals and landowners sworn to keep it that way, and access to the beauty spot is closed for the next three days.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 13/5/2016 Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) pictured as Star Wars Cast Members arrive at Belfast International Airport on Friday Morning , They are due to film Star Wars Episode VIII at Malin Head in Co Donegal. The entire shoot is very much top secret, with locals and landowners sworn to keep it that way, and access to the beauty spot is closed for the next three days. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 13/5/2016 
Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) pictured as Star Wars Cast Members arrive at Belfast International Airport on Friday Morning , They are due to film Star Wars Episode VIII at   Malin Head in Co Donegal.  The entire shoot is very much top secret, with locals and landowners sworn to keep it that way, and access to the beauty spot is closed for the next three days.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 13/5/2016 Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) pictured as Star Wars Cast Members arrive at Belfast International Airport on Friday Morning , They are due to film Star Wars Episode VIII at Malin Head in Co Donegal. The entire shoot is very much top secret, with locals and landowners sworn to keep it that way, and access to the beauty spot is closed for the next three days. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 13/5/2016 
Daisy Ridley (Rey) and Adam Driver (Kylo Ren) pictured as Star Wars Cast Members arrive at Belfast International Airport on Friday Morning , They are due to film Star Wars Episode VIII at   Malin Head in Co Donegal.  The entire shoot is very much top secret, with locals and landowners sworn to keep it that way, and access to the beauty spot is closed for the next three days.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 13/5/2016 Daisy Ridley (Rey) and Adam Driver (Kylo Ren) pictured as Star Wars Cast Members arrive at Belfast International Airport on Friday Morning , They are due to film Star Wars Episode VIII at Malin Head in Co Donegal. The entire shoot is very much top secret, with locals and landowners sworn to keep it that way, and access to the beauty spot is closed for the next three days. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 13/5/2016 
Daisy Ridley (Rey) and Adam Driver (Kylo Ren) pictured as Star Wars Cast Members arrive at Belfast International Airport on Friday Morning , They are due to film Star Wars Episode VIII at   Malin Head in Co Donegal.  The entire shoot is very much top secret, with locals and landowners sworn to keep it that way, and access to the beauty spot is closed for the next three days.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 13/5/2016 Daisy Ridley (Rey) and Adam Driver (Kylo Ren) pictured as Star Wars Cast Members arrive at Belfast International Airport on Friday Morning , They are due to film Star Wars Episode VIII at Malin Head in Co Donegal. The entire shoot is very much top secret, with locals and landowners sworn to keep it that way, and access to the beauty spot is closed for the next three days. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 13/5/2016 
Adam Driver (Kylo Ren) pictured as Star Wars Cast Members arrive at Belfast International Airport on Friday Morning , They are due to film Star Wars Episode VIII at   Malin Head in Co Donegal.  The entire shoot is very much top secret, with locals and landowners sworn to keep it that way, and access to the beauty spot is closed for the next three days.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 13/5/2016 Adam Driver (Kylo Ren) pictured as Star Wars Cast Members arrive at Belfast International Airport on Friday Morning , They are due to film Star Wars Episode VIII at Malin Head in Co Donegal. The entire shoot is very much top secret, with locals and landowners sworn to keep it that way, and access to the beauty spot is closed for the next three days. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 13/5/2016 
Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) pictured as Star Wars Cast Members arrive at Belfast International Airport on Friday Morning , They are due to film Star Wars Episode VIII at   Malin Head in Co Donegal.  The entire shoot is very much top secret, with locals and landowners sworn to keep it that way, and access to the beauty spot is closed for the next three days.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 13/5/2016 Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) pictured as Star Wars Cast Members arrive at Belfast International Airport on Friday Morning , They are due to film Star Wars Episode VIII at Malin Head in Co Donegal. The entire shoot is very much top secret, with locals and landowners sworn to keep it that way, and access to the beauty spot is closed for the next three days. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 13/5/2016 
Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) pictured as Star Wars Cast Members arrive at Belfast International Airport on Friday Morning , They are due to film Star Wars Episode VIII at   Malin Head in Co Donegal.  The entire shoot is very much top secret, with locals and landowners sworn to keep it that way, and access to the beauty spot is closed for the next three days.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 13/5/2016 Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) pictured as Star Wars Cast Members arrive at Belfast International Airport on Friday Morning , They are due to film Star Wars Episode VIII at Malin Head in Co Donegal. The entire shoot is very much top secret, with locals and landowners sworn to keep it that way, and access to the beauty spot is closed for the next three days. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 13/5/2016 
Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) pictured as Star Wars Cast Members arrive at Belfast International Airport on Friday Morning , They are due to film Star Wars Episode VIII at   Malin Head in Co Donegal.  The entire shoot is very much top secret, with locals and landowners sworn to keep it that way, and access to the beauty spot is closed for the next three days.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 13/5/2016 Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) pictured as Star Wars Cast Members arrive at Belfast International Airport on Friday Morning , They are due to film Star Wars Episode VIII at Malin Head in Co Donegal. The entire shoot is very much top secret, with locals and landowners sworn to keep it that way, and access to the beauty spot is closed for the next three days. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 13/5/2016 
Daisy Ridley (Rey) and Adam Driver (Kylo Ren) pictured as Star Wars Cast Members arrive at Belfast International Airport on Friday Morning , They are due to film Star Wars Episode VIII at   Malin Head in Co Donegal.  The entire shoot is very much top secret, with locals and landowners sworn to keep it that way, and access to the beauty spot is closed for the next three days.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 13/5/2016 Daisy Ridley (Rey) and Adam Driver (Kylo Ren) pictured as Star Wars Cast Members arrive at Belfast International Airport on Friday Morning , They are due to film Star Wars Episode VIII at Malin Head in Co Donegal. The entire shoot is very much top secret, with locals and landowners sworn to keep it that way, and access to the beauty spot is closed for the next three days. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 13/5/2016 
Daisy Ridley (Rey) and Adam Driver (Kylo Ren) pictured as Star Wars Cast Members arrive at Belfast International Airport on Friday Morning , They are due to film Star Wars Episode VIII at   Malin Head in Co Donegal.  The entire shoot is very much top secret, with locals and landowners sworn to keep it that way, and access to the beauty spot is closed for the next three days.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 13/5/2016 Daisy Ridley (Rey) and Adam Driver (Kylo Ren) pictured as Star Wars Cast Members arrive at Belfast International Airport on Friday Morning , They are due to film Star Wars Episode VIII at Malin Head in Co Donegal. The entire shoot is very much top secret, with locals and landowners sworn to keep it that way, and access to the beauty spot is closed for the next three days. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 13/5/2016 
Daisy Ridley (Rey)  pictured as Star Wars Cast Members arrive at Belfast International Airport on Friday Morning , They are due to film Star Wars Episode VIII at   Malin Head in Co Donegal.  The entire shoot is very much top secret, with locals and landowners sworn to keep it that way, and access to the beauty spot is closed for the next three days.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 13/5/2016 Daisy Ridley (Rey) pictured as Star Wars Cast Members arrive at Belfast International Airport on Friday Morning , They are due to film Star Wars Episode VIII at Malin Head in Co Donegal. The entire shoot is very much top secret, with locals and landowners sworn to keep it that way, and access to the beauty spot is closed for the next three days. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 13/5/2016 
Daisy Ridley (Rey) and Adam Driver (Kylo Ren) pictured as Star Wars Cast Members arrive at Belfast International Airport on Friday Morning , They are due to film Star Wars Episode VIII at   Malin Head in Co Donegal.  The entire shoot is very much top secret, with locals and landowners sworn to keep it that way, and access to the beauty spot is closed for the next three days.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 13/5/2016 Daisy Ridley (Rey) and Adam Driver (Kylo Ren) pictured as Star Wars Cast Members arrive at Belfast International Airport on Friday Morning , They are due to film Star Wars Episode VIII at Malin Head in Co Donegal. The entire shoot is very much top secret, with locals and landowners sworn to keep it that way, and access to the beauty spot is closed for the next three days. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 13/5/2016 
Daisy Ridley (Rey)  pictured as Star Wars Cast Members arrive at Belfast International Airport on Friday Morning , They are due to film Star Wars Episode VIII at   Malin Head in Co Donegal.  The entire shoot is very much top secret, with locals and landowners sworn to keep it that way, and access to the beauty spot is closed for the next three days.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 13/5/2016 Daisy Ridley (Rey) pictured as Star Wars Cast Members arrive at Belfast International Airport on Friday Morning , They are due to film Star Wars Episode VIII at Malin Head in Co Donegal. The entire shoot is very much top secret, with locals and landowners sworn to keep it that way, and access to the beauty spot is closed for the next three days. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 13/5/2016 
Rian Johnson (director ) pictured as Star Wars Cast Members arrive at Belfast International Airport on Friday Morning , They are due to film Star Wars Episode VIII at   Malin Head in Co Donegal.  The entire shoot is very much top secret, with locals and landowners sworn to keep it that way, and access to the beauty spot is closed for the next three days.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 13/5/2016 Rian Johnson (director ) pictured as Star Wars Cast Members arrive at Belfast International Airport on Friday Morning , They are due to film Star Wars Episode VIII at Malin Head in Co Donegal. The entire shoot is very much top secret, with locals and landowners sworn to keep it that way, and access to the beauty spot is closed for the next three days. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 13/5/2016 
Rian Johnson (director ) pictured as Star Wars Cast Members arrive at Belfast International Airport on Friday Morning , They are due to film Star Wars Episode VIII at   Malin Head in Co Donegal.  The entire shoot is very much top secret, with locals and landowners sworn to keep it that way, and access to the beauty spot is closed for the next three days.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 13/5/2016 Rian Johnson (director ) pictured as Star Wars Cast Members arrive at Belfast International Airport on Friday Morning , They are due to film Star Wars Episode VIII at Malin Head in Co Donegal. The entire shoot is very much top secret, with locals and landowners sworn to keep it that way, and access to the beauty spot is closed for the next three days. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 13/5/2016 
Rian Johnson (director ) pictured as Star Wars Cast Members arrive at Belfast International Airport on Friday Morning , They are due to film Star Wars Episode VIII at   Malin Head in Co Donegal.  The entire shoot is very much top secret, with locals and landowners sworn to keep it that way, and access to the beauty spot is closed for the next three days.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 13/5/2016 Rian Johnson (director ) pictured as Star Wars Cast Members arrive at Belfast International Airport on Friday Morning , They are due to film Star Wars Episode VIII at Malin Head in Co Donegal. The entire shoot is very much top secret, with locals and landowners sworn to keep it that way, and access to the beauty spot is closed for the next three days. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 13/5/2016 
Rian Johnson (director ) pictured as Star Wars Cast Members arrive at Belfast International Airport on Friday Morning , They are due to film Star Wars Episode VIII at   Malin Head in Co Donegal.  The entire shoot is very much top secret, with locals and landowners sworn to keep it that way, and access to the beauty spot is closed for the next three days.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 13/5/2016 Rian Johnson (director ) pictured as Star Wars Cast Members arrive at Belfast International Airport on Friday Morning , They are due to film Star Wars Episode VIII at Malin Head in Co Donegal. The entire shoot is very much top secret, with locals and landowners sworn to keep it that way, and access to the beauty spot is closed for the next three days. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 13/5/2016 
Daisy Ridley (Rey) pictured as Star Wars Cast Members arrive at Belfast International Airport on Friday Morning , They are due to film Star Wars Episode VIII at   Malin Head in Co Donegal.  The entire shoot is very much top secret, with locals and landowners sworn to keep it that way, and access to the beauty spot is closed for the next three days.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 13/5/2016 Daisy Ridley (Rey) pictured as Star Wars Cast Members arrive at Belfast International Airport on Friday Morning , They are due to film Star Wars Episode VIII at Malin Head in Co Donegal. The entire shoot is very much top secret, with locals and landowners sworn to keep it that way, and access to the beauty spot is closed for the next three days. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 13/5/2016 
Daisy Ridley (Rey) pictured as Star Wars Cast Members arrive at Belfast International Airport on Friday Morning , They are due to film Star Wars Episode VIII at   Malin Head in Co Donegal.  The entire shoot is very much top secret, with locals and landowners sworn to keep it that way, and access to the beauty spot is closed for the next three days.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 13/5/2016 Daisy Ridley (Rey) pictured as Star Wars Cast Members arrive at Belfast International Airport on Friday Morning , They are due to film Star Wars Episode VIII at Malin Head in Co Donegal. The entire shoot is very much top secret, with locals and landowners sworn to keep it that way, and access to the beauty spot is closed for the next three days. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 13/5/2016 
Daisy Ridley (Rey)  pictured as Star Wars Cast Members arrive at Belfast International Airport on Friday Morning , They are due to film Star Wars Episode VIII at   Malin Head in Co Donegal.  The entire shoot is very much top secret, with locals and landowners sworn to keep it that way, and access to the beauty spot is closed for the next three days.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 13/5/2016 Daisy Ridley (Rey) pictured as Star Wars Cast Members arrive at Belfast International Airport on Friday Morning , They are due to film Star Wars Episode VIII at Malin Head in Co Donegal. The entire shoot is very much top secret, with locals and landowners sworn to keep it that way, and access to the beauty spot is closed for the next three days. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) pictured as Star Wars cast members arrive at Belfast International Airport on Friday Morning. They are due to film Star Wars Episode VIII at Malin Head in Co Donegal. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Mark Hamill could not stop raving about his time filming Star Wars Episode eight in Ireland and now the cast and crew have officially thanked the people of west Cork for their warm welcome.

The cast and crew took out an ad in a local newspaper to thank the locals and crew who facilitated filming in locations including Crookhaven and Goleen.

Stars including Hamill (who plays Luke Skywalker), Daisy Ridley (Rey) and Adam Driver (Kylo Ren) as well as director Rian Johnson flew in to Belfast airport two weeks ago to film in Donegal.

Two days later they took a private Boeing 767-300 to Cork and spent two more days shooting at various locations before moving to Kerry to shoot at Skellig Michael's bee huts.

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The ad in the Irish Examiner reads: "Lucasfilm and the Cast and Crew of the 8th installment of the Star Wars saga would like to thank the people of Crookhaven, Goleen and the Brow Head Peninsula for the warm welcome we have received throughout our location shoot here in West Cork.

"We have been captivated by the landscape of the Wild Atlantic Way, it has provided a spectacular backdrop for our story.

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The model of the Millennium Falcon being built on the Star Wars set at Malin Head in Co Donegal

The model of the Millennium Falcon being built on the Star Wars set at Malin Head in Co Donegal

A Millennium, Falcom in Malin Head, Co Donegal Ireland, as filming for the next Star Wars movie will take place there. PA

A Millennium, Falcom in Malin Head, Co Donegal Ireland, as filming for the next Star Wars movie will take place there. PA

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A set is created in Malin Head, Co Donegal Ireland, as filming for the next Star Wars movie will take place there. PA

A set is created in Malin Head, Co Donegal Ireland, as filming for the next Star Wars movie will take place there. PA

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Construction underway on the Millennium Falcon at Malin Head. Picture James Whorriskey

Construction underway on the Millennium Falcon at Malin Head. Picture James Whorriskey

Construction underway on the Millennium Falcon at Malin Head. Picture James Whorriskey

Construction underway on the Millennium Falcon at Malin Head. Picture James Whorriskey

The view of the Star Wars film set from Ardmalin Caravan Park. Pic: Ardmalin Caravan Park

The view of the Star Wars film set from Ardmalin Caravan Park. Pic: Ardmalin Caravan Park

A fleet brought the Star Wars set to Malin Head. Pic: Ardmalin Caravan Park

A fleet brought the Star Wars set to Malin Head. Pic: Ardmalin Caravan Park

The view from Ardmalin Caravan Camp. Pic: Ardmalin Caravan Park

The view from Ardmalin Caravan Camp. Pic: Ardmalin Caravan Park

The view from Ardmalin Caravan Park. Pic: Ardmalin Caravan Park

The view from Ardmalin Caravan Park. Pic: Ardmalin Caravan Park

Construction underway on the Millennium Falcon at Malin Head. Picture James Whorriskey

Construction underway on the Millennium Falcon at Malin Head. Picture James Whorriskey

JJ McGettigan from the Emerald Garrison, a star Wars costuming club, in Malin Head, Co Donegal Ireland, as filming for the next Star Wars movie will take place there. PA

JJ McGettigan from the Emerald Garrison, a star Wars costuming club, in Malin Head, Co Donegal Ireland, as filming for the next Star Wars movie will take place there. PA

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JJ McGettigan from the Emerald Garrison, a star Wars costuming club, in Malin Head, Co Donegal Ireland, as filming for the next Star Wars movie will take place there. PA

JJ McGettigan from the Emerald Garrison, a star Wars costuming club, in Malin Head, Co Donegal Ireland, as filming for the next Star Wars movie will take place there. PA

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JJ McGettigan from the Emerald Garrison, a star Wars costuming club, in Malin Head, Co Donegal Ireland, as filming for the next Star Wars movie will take place there. PA

JJ McGettigan from the Emerald Garrison, a star Wars costuming club, in Malin Head, Co Donegal Ireland, as filming for the next Star Wars movie will take place there. PA

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JJ McGettigan from the Emerald Garrison, a star Wars costuming club, in Farrens Bar in Malin Head, Co Donegal Ireland, as filming for the next Star Wars movie will take place there. PA

JJ McGettigan from the Emerald Garrison, a star Wars costuming club, in Farrens Bar in Malin Head, Co Donegal Ireland, as filming for the next Star Wars movie will take place there. PA

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JJ McGettigan from the Emerald Garrison, a star Wars costuming club, in Malin Head, Co Donegal Ireland, as filming for the next Star Wars movie will take place there. PA

JJ McGettigan from the Emerald Garrison, a star Wars costuming club, in Malin Head, Co Donegal Ireland, as filming for the next Star Wars movie will take place there. PA

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A Millennium, Falcom in Malin Head, Co Donegal Ireland, as filming for the next Star Wars movie will take place there. PA

A Millennium, Falcom in Malin Head, Co Donegal Ireland, as filming for the next Star Wars movie will take place there. PA

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JJ McGettigan from the Emerald Garrison, a star Wars costuming club, in Farrens Bar in Malin Head, Co Donegal Ireland, as filming for the next Star Wars movie will take place there. PA

JJ McGettigan from the Emerald Garrison, a star Wars costuming club, in Farrens Bar in Malin Head, Co Donegal Ireland, as filming for the next Star Wars movie will take place there. PA

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Hazy Zoom - wires and cabling snake through the terrain from base to the Millennium Falcon. Picture James Whorriskey

Hazy Zoom - wires and cabling snake through the terrain from base to the Millennium Falcon. Picture James Whorriskey

Construction underway on the Millennium Falcon at Malin Head. Picture James Whorriskey

Construction underway on the Millennium Falcon at Malin Head. Picture James Whorriskey

Construction on the millennium falcon which is perched on rocks on the rugged landscape at Ireland's most northerly point - Malin Head. Picture James Whorriskey.

Construction on the millennium falcon which is perched on rocks on the rugged landscape at Ireland's most northerly point - Malin Head. Picture James Whorriskey.

Construction on the millennium falcon which is perched on rocks on the rugged landscape at Ireland's most northerly point - Malin Head. Picture James Whorriskey.

Construction on the millennium falcon which is perched on rocks on the rugged landscape at Ireland's most northerly point - Malin Head. Picture James Whorriskey.

Construction on the millennium falcon which is perched on rocks on the rugged landscape at Ireland's most northerly point - Malin Head. Picture James Whorriskey.

Construction on the millennium falcon which is perched on rocks on the rugged landscape at Ireland's most northerly point - Malin Head. Picture James Whorriskey.

Construction on the millennium falcon which is perched on rocks on the rugged landscape at Ireland's most northerly point - Malin Head. Picture James Whorriskey.

Construction on the millennium falcon which is perched on rocks on the rugged landscape at Ireland's most northerly point - Malin Head. Picture James Whorriskey.

Construction on the millennium falcon which is perched on rocks on the rugged landscape at Ireland's most northerly point - Malin Head. Picture James Whorriskey.

Construction on the millennium falcon which is perched on rocks on the rugged landscape at Ireland's most northerly point - Malin Head. Picture James Whorriskey.

Construction on the millennium falcon which is perched on rocks on the rugged landscape at Ireland's most northerly point - Malin Head. Picture James Whorriskey.

Construction on the millennium falcon which is perched on rocks on the rugged landscape at Ireland's most northerly point - Malin Head. Picture James Whorriskey.

The stunning landscape surrounding the Star Wars set in Malin Head. Pic James Whorriskey

The stunning landscape surrounding the Star Wars set in Malin Head. Pic James Whorriskey

Remote - Malin Head, Ireland's most Northerly point and location for the latest Star Wars movie. Picture James Whorriskey

Remote - Malin Head, Ireland's most Northerly point and location for the latest Star Wars movie. Picture James Whorriskey

A mixture of tourists and inquisitive Star Wars fans mingle - Pic at Bamba's Crown, which overlooks the cast and crew tents. Picture James Whorriskey

A mixture of tourists and inquisitive Star Wars fans mingle - Pic at Bamba's Crown, which overlooks the cast and crew tents. Picture James Whorriskey

Cast and crew areas being readied ahead of weekend filming - roads in the area will be closed for several days. Picture James Whorriskey

Cast and crew areas being readied ahead of weekend filming - roads in the area will be closed for several days. Picture James Whorriskey

Cast and crew areas being readied ahead of weekend filming - roads in the area will be closed for several days.Picture James Whorriskey

Cast and crew areas being readied ahead of weekend filming - roads in the area will be closed for several days.Picture James Whorriskey

Cliff path to the Millennium Falcon - private security staff prevent people from getting too close. Picture James Whorriskey

Cliff path to the Millennium Falcon - private security staff prevent people from getting too close. Picture James Whorriskey

Millennium Falcon Base - scaffolding, fencing and crew buildings surrounding the Millennium Falcon at Malin Head. Picture James Whorriskey

Millennium Falcon Base - scaffolding, fencing and crew buildings surrounding the Millennium Falcon at Malin Head. Picture James Whorriskey

Gardai on standby and ready to politely ward of anybody who security deem to have gotten too close for comfort. Picture James Whorriskey

Gardai on standby and ready to politely ward of anybody who security deem to have gotten too close for comfort. Picture James Whorriskey

Concealed - A drone hovers to the left of picture, over the Millennium Falcon location - and what's that partially visible on the right? Picture James Whorriskey

Concealed - A drone hovers to the left of picture, over the Millennium Falcon location - and what's that partially visible on the right? Picture James Whorriskey

Tight security guards the boundaries of the Star Wars set. Picture James Whorriskey

Tight security guards the boundaries of the Star Wars set. Picture James Whorriskey

Millennium Falcon base at Malin Head. Picture James Whorriskey

Millennium Falcon base at Malin Head. Picture James Whorriskey

Construction underway on the Millennium Falcon at Malin Head. Picture James Whorriskey

Construction underway on the Millennium Falcon at Malin Head. Picture James Whorriskey

Crews at the Millennium Falcon site. Picture James Whorriskey

Crews at the Millennium Falcon site. Picture James Whorriskey

Security try to prevent photography at the location. Picture James Whorriskey

Security try to prevent photography at the location. Picture James Whorriskey

Narrow single track roads are the only way around Malin Head - In the distance the Millennium falcon site. Picture James Whorriskey

Narrow single track roads are the only way around Malin Head - In the distance the Millennium falcon site. Picture James Whorriskey

Construction underway on the Millennium Falcon at Malin Head. Picture James Whorriskey

Construction underway on the Millennium Falcon at Malin Head. Picture James Whorriskey

Private Security posted at public vantage points in Malin Head attempt to prevent photography. Picture James Whorriskey

Private Security posted at public vantage points in Malin Head attempt to prevent photography. Picture James Whorriskey

Construction underway on the Millennium Falcon at Malin Head. Picture James Whorriskey

Construction underway on the Millennium Falcon at Malin Head. Picture James Whorriskey

Construction underway on the Millennium Falcon at Malin Head. Picture James Whorriskey

Construction underway on the Millennium Falcon at Malin Head. Picture James Whorriskey

New signs erected in many of the surrounding fields - Millennium Falcon in the distance.  Picture James Whorriskey

New signs erected in many of the surrounding fields - Millennium Falcon in the distance. Picture James Whorriskey

Construction underway on the Millennium Falcon at Malin Head. Picture James Whorriskey

Construction underway on the Millennium Falcon at Malin Head. Picture James Whorriskey

Basecamp at the Millennium Falcon site. Pic James Whorriskey

Basecamp at the Millennium Falcon site. Pic James Whorriskey

The landscape overlooking the Millennium Falcon base. Picture James Whorriskey.

The landscape overlooking the Millennium Falcon base. Picture James Whorriskey.

The model of the Millennium Falcon being built on the Star Wars set at Malin Head in Co Donegal

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The film set for ancient Jedi Temple under construction at Ceann Sibeal in Kerry for the making of Star Wars Episode VIII.

The film set for ancient Jedi Temple under construction at Ceann Sibeal in Kerry for the making of Star Wars Episode VIII.

The almost completed film set of an ancient Jedi Temple under construction at Ceann Sibeal in Kerry for the making of Star Wars Episode VIII.

The almost completed film set of an ancient Jedi Temple under construction at Ceann Sibeal in Kerry for the making of Star Wars Episode VIII.

The almost completed film set of an ancient Jedi Temple under construction at Ceann Sibeal in Kerry for the making of Star Wars Episode VIII.

The almost completed film set of an ancient Jedi Temple under construction at Ceann Sibeal in Kerry for the making of Star Wars Episode VIII.

The almost completed film set of an ancient Jedi Temple under construction at Ceann Sibeal in Kerry for the making of Star Wars Episode VIII.

The almost completed film set of an ancient Jedi Temple under construction at Ceann Sibeal in Kerry for the making of Star Wars Episode VIII.

The almost completed film set of an ancient Jedi Temple under construction at Ceann Sibeal in Kerry for the making of Star Wars Episode VIII.

The almost completed film set of an ancient Jedi Temple under construction at Ceann Sibeal in Kerry for the making of Star Wars Episode VIII.

The almost completed film set of an ancient Jedi Temple under construction at Ceann Sibeal in Kerry for the making of Star Wars Episode VIII.

The almost completed film set of an ancient Jedi Temple under construction at Ceann Sibeal in Kerry for the making of Star Wars Episode VIII.

The almost completed film set of an ancient Jedi Temple under construction at Ceann Sibeal in Kerry for the making of Star Wars Episode VIII.

The almost completed film set of an ancient Jedi Temple under construction at Ceann Sibeal in Kerry for the making of Star Wars Episode VIII.

The almost completed film set of an ancient Jedi Temple under construction at Ceann Sibeal in Kerry for the making of Star Wars Episode VIII.

The almost completed film set of an ancient Jedi Temple under construction at Ceann Sibeal in Kerry for the making of Star Wars Episode VIII.

The almost completed film set of an ancient Jedi Temple under construction at Ceann Sibeal in Kerry for the making of Star Wars Episode VIII.

The almost completed film set of an ancient Jedi Temple under construction at Ceann Sibeal in Kerry for the making of Star Wars Episode VIII.

The almost completed film set of an ancient Jedi Temple under construction at Ceann Sibeal in Kerry for the making of Star Wars Episode VIII.

The almost completed film set of an ancient Jedi Temple under construction at Ceann Sibeal in Kerry for the making of Star Wars Episode VIII.

The almost completed film set of an ancient Jedi Temple under construction at Ceann Sibeal in Kerry for the making of Star Wars Episode VIII.

The almost completed film set of an ancient Jedi Temple under construction at Ceann Sibeal in Kerry for the making of Star Wars Episode VIII.

The almost completed film set of an ancient Jedi Temple under construction at Ceann Sibeal in Kerry for the making of Star Wars Episode VIII.

The almost completed film set of an ancient Jedi Temple under construction at Ceann Sibeal in Kerry for the making of Star Wars Episode VIII.

The almost completed film set of an ancient Jedi Temple under construction at Ceann Sibeal in Kerry for the making of Star Wars Episode VIII.

The almost completed film set of an ancient Jedi Temple under construction at Ceann Sibeal in Kerry for the making of Star Wars Episode VIII.

The almost completed film set of an ancient Jedi Temple under construction at Ceann Sibeal in Kerry for the making of Star Wars Episode VIII.

The almost completed film set of an ancient Jedi Temple under construction at Ceann Sibeal in Kerry for the making of Star Wars Episode VIII.

The almost completed film set of an ancient Jedi Temple under construction at Ceann Sibeal in Kerry for the making of Star Wars Episode VIII.

The almost completed film set of an ancient Jedi Temple under construction at Ceann Sibeal in Kerry for the making of Star Wars Episode VIII.

The almost completed film set of an ancient Jedi Temple under construction at Ceann Sibeal in Kerry for the making of Star Wars Episode VIII.

The almost completed film set of an ancient Jedi Temple under construction at Ceann Sibeal in Kerry for the making of Star Wars Episode VIII.

The almost completed film set of an ancient Jedi Temple under construction at Ceann Sibeal in Kerry for the making of Star Wars Episode VIII.

The almost completed film set of an ancient Jedi Temple under construction at Ceann Sibeal in Kerry for the making of Star Wars Episode VIII.

The almost completed film set of an ancient Jedi Temple under construction at Ceann Sibeal in Kerry for the making of Star Wars Episode VIII.

The almost completed film set of an ancient Jedi Temple under construction at Ceann Sibeal in Kerry for the making of Star Wars Episode VIII.

The almost completed film set of an ancient Jedi Temple under construction at Ceann Sibeal in Kerry for the making of Star Wars Episode VIII.

The almost completed film set of an ancient Jedi Temple under construction at Ceann Sibeal in Kerry for the making of Star Wars Episode VIII.

The almost completed film set of an ancient Jedi Temple under construction at Ceann Sibeal in Kerry for the making of Star Wars Episode VIII.

The almost completed film set of an ancient Jedi Temple under construction at Ceann Sibeal in Kerry for the making of Star Wars Episode VIII.

The almost completed film set of an ancient Jedi Temple under construction at Ceann Sibeal in Kerry for the making of Star Wars Episode VIII.

The almost completed film set of an ancient Jedi Temple under construction at Ceann Sibeal in Kerry for the making of Star Wars Episode VIII.

The almost completed film set of an ancient Jedi Temple under construction at Ceann Sibeal in Kerry for the making of Star Wars Episode VIII.

The almost completed film set of an ancient Jedi Temple under construction at Ceann Sibeal in Kerry for the making of Star Wars Episode VIII.

The almost completed film set of an ancient Jedi Temple under construction at Ceann Sibeal in Kerry for the making of Star Wars Episode VIII.

The almost completed film set of an ancient Jedi Temple under construction at Ceann Sibeal in Kerry for the making of Star Wars Episode VIII.

The almost completed film set of an ancient Jedi Temple under construction at Ceann Sibeal in Kerry for the making of Star Wars Episode VIII.

The almost completed film set of an ancient Jedi Temple under construction at Ceann Sibeal in Kerry for the making of Star Wars Episode VIII.

The almost completed film set of an ancient Jedi Temple under construction at Ceann Sibeal in Kerry for the making of Star Wars Episode VIII.

The almost completed film set of an ancient Jedi Temple under construction at Ceann Sibeal in Kerry for the making of Star Wars Episode VIII.

The almost completed film set of an ancient Jedi Temple under construction at Ceann Sibeal in Kerry for the making of Star Wars Episode VIII.

The almost completed film set of an ancient Jedi Temple under construction at Ceann Sibeal in Kerry for the making of Star Wars Episode VIII.

The almost completed film set of an ancient Jedi Temple under construction at Ceann Sibeal in Kerry for the making of Star Wars Episode VIII.

The almost completed film set of an ancient Jedi Temple under construction at Ceann Sibeal in Kerry for the making of Star Wars Episode VIII.

A Irish flag flies close to the almost completed film set of an ancient Jedi Temple under construction at Ceann Sibeal in Kerry for the making of Star Wars Episode VIII.

A Irish flag flies close to the almost completed film set of an ancient Jedi Temple under construction at Ceann Sibeal in Kerry for the making of Star Wars Episode VIII.

A team of security men with binoculars and walkie talkies closely guard the film set of an ancient Jedi Temple under construction at Ceann Sibeal in Kerry for the making of Star Wars Episode VIII.

A team of security men with binoculars and walkie talkies closely guard the film set of an ancient Jedi Temple under construction at Ceann Sibeal in Kerry for the making of Star Wars Episode VIII.

The private road leading to the fim set of an ancient Jedi Temple under construction at Ceann Sibeal in Kerry for the making of Star Wars Episode VIII.

The private road leading to the fim set of an ancient Jedi Temple under construction at Ceann Sibeal in Kerry for the making of Star Wars Episode VIII.

A local business sign close to the almost completed film set of an ancient Jedi Temple under construction at Ceann Sibeal in Kerry for the making of Star Wars Episode VIII.

A local business sign close to the almost completed film set of an ancient Jedi Temple under construction at Ceann Sibeal in Kerry for the making of Star Wars Episode VIII.

A local business sign close to the almost completed film set of an ancient Jedi Temple under construction at Ceann Sibeal in Kerry for the making of Star Wars Episode VIII.

A local business sign close to the almost completed film set of an ancient Jedi Temple under construction at Ceann Sibeal in Kerry for the making of Star Wars Episode VIII.

Dermot Sears Owner of Tig an tSaorsaigh's Pub and B&B in Ballyferriter close to Ceann Sibeal in Kerry who had looked after some of the crew during the making of Star Wars Episode VIII.

Dermot Sears Owner of Tig an tSaorsaigh's Pub and B&B in Ballyferriter close to Ceann Sibeal in Kerry who had looked after some of the crew during the making of Star Wars Episode VIII.

Dermot Sears Owner of Tig an tSaorsaigh's Pub and B&B in Ballyferriter close to Ceann Sibeal in Kerry who had looked after some of the crew during the making of Star Wars Episode VIII.

Dermot Sears Owner of Tig an tSaorsaigh's Pub and B&B in Ballyferriter close to Ceann Sibeal in Kerry who had looked after some of the crew during the making of Star Wars Episode VIII.

The film set for ancient Jedi Temple under construction at Ceann Sibeal in Kerry for the making of Star Wars Episode VIII.

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