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Behind-the-scenes video of Star Wars' Skellig shoot with JJ Abrams released

Tourism Ireland has commissioned Lucasfilm to create a behind-the-scenes video of its Star Wars shoot on Skellig Michael.

The video, filmed during the 2014 location shoot for 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' in Southwest Kerry, was released today.

In it, Episode VII director JJ Abrams and other crew members discuss how and why they chose the Unesco World Heritage site as a Star Wars location.

"I can't believe they let us shoot there," Abrams says. "It was so beautiful."

Tourism Ireland commissioned the video as part of a Star Wars marketing campaign targeting potential visitors to ireland.

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