Star Wars fans rejoice! This May, the Irish county of Kerry will host a brand new festival dedicated to the popular movie franchise. The three-day festival will take place across various villages from 4 – 6 May.
Ireland’s Star Wars ‘May the Fourth Be With You’ festival will take place along the 2000 kilometer Wild Atlantic Way, which stretched from the south-western Skellig islands to Ireland’s most northerly point, Malin Head. Many locations along the coast served as locations in the last two installments of the film franchise.
Get Ready To Travel To A Galaxy Far Far Away
Major locations for the festival are the villages of Portmagee, Ballinskelligs, Ballyferriter, and Valentia Island. One of the main attractions will be Skellig Michael, which stood in for Ahch-To, where Rey finally tracks down Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Skellig Michael, a rocky outcrop off the coast of Ireland, captured the imaginations of millions of fans around the world in of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, with its abandoned monastic dwellings catapulting to worldwide fame.
The festival will include outdoor screenings of Star Wars: The Last Jedi against this backdrop of real film locations. It will also include guided walks, stargazing, boat trips, as well as numerous exhibitions. Fans can also participate in workshops, céilí (Irish dancing), and cosplay, all set against the backdrop of the stunning coastline of west Kerry.
The full line up and more information about the ‘May the Fourth Be With You’ festival can be found here.