In Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, moviegoers were introduced to Ahch-To in the very last scene. The original Jedi Temple is where Luke Skywalker has taken refuge and is living a hermit lifestyle - much like the original monks of St. Fionán's monastery on Skellig Michael. As Rey presents his lightsaber to him on the handcarved steps that ascend towards the heavens, the credits roll. So what next?
As Skellig Michael provided the inspiration and filming location for Ahch-To, the original Jedi Temple of the Star Wars Galaxy, it was only natural for the next installment of the movie franchise to return. And that's exactly what happened - Episode VIII: The Last Jedi was shot on location in South and West Kerry, this time with a reconstruction of the famous Skellig beehive huts on Ceann Sibéal just outside Dingle.
Why not treat yourself or your favourite Star Wars fan to Skellig Wars or Sibéal Wars fan clothing from our online store to be delivered in time for the release of Episode VIII: The Last Jedi on December 15th? We have something to suit everyone from age 3 to 99. We also stock the range in store at The Irish Pub Shop in Killarney Town Centre - if you're passing be sure to call in and say hello.
Go mbeidh an fórsa leat! (May the Force be with you!)