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Lucasfilm to Return to Ireland

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“Lucasfilm is thrilled to return to Ireland to film several sequences for the next chapter in the Star Wars saga”, said Candice Campos, Vice President, Physical Production.

“The beauty of Skellig Michael in the final scene of The Force Awakens was stunning and we know the new locations along the Wild Atlantic Way will prove to be equally as beautiful in Star Wars: Episode VIII. We want to thank the people of Ireland for their warm welcome and continued support. Ireland has become an important part of Star Wars history”

“Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board is delighted to welcome the production of Star Wars Episode VIII to some of our most spectacular locations along the Wild Atlantic Way”, said Chief Executive James Hickey. “The Irish film industry has experienced much success this year on the back of major international awards and nominations for Irish films Room and Brooklyn. We believe that having Star Wars Episode VIII film on location in Ireland will also help to build on this success, creating further opportunities and growth for the Irish film industry, resulting in increased levels of job creation, incoming tourists and foreign direct investment to Ireland.”