One of the major stories so far this year for Dingle, and Ireland as a whole, is that of the blockbuster film series - Star Wars, filming in West Kerry. Star Wars: Episode VIII was filmed on a set created at Ceann Sibeal in Ballyferriter recently, with the scenes being shot over the course of a week roughly. The set which was built for the last two months, has drawn great attraction to the local area. This is not the first time where the crew of this series have filmed at this part of the world either. Star Wars: The Force Awakens, was shot last summer on Skellig Michael for the ending scene. The movie smashed box office records around the world when it opened last December.
With many stars such as Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley and Adam Driver staying in Dingle, and stating their admiration for the area, the events are sure to have great repercussions for the town in Kerry.