Wednesday, January 10, 2018
A lonely island in the Atlantic Ocean
Following in the footsteps of Luke Skywalker of Ireland
The “Star Wars” saga is a real permanent blockbuster. Locations will be popular in every movie. For example, Luke Skywalker’s refuge is in Ireland. A place with a long history and is now known all over the world.
Ireland is a popular travel destination even without major Hollywood blockbusters. However, anyone who sees the movie “The Last Jedi” from the “Star Wars” series will be completely convinced that the Emerald Island is a vacation destination, because it mainly appears in it.
In the latest “Star Wars” movie, Luke Skywalker lives in an isolated place, an island in the sea. This place is in County Kerry, Ireland. Scaling Michael Island is a UNESCO World Heritage Site; The Hermit monks lived in it until the thirteenth century, and they built hives like the hive shown in the movie. There are two islands in total, the Scaling Islands. The one shown in the movie is bigger than two.
600 pictures lead from the sea to the mountain, where the filming took place. However, the crew was only there for two days with all the equipment, and then recreated the landscape of the mainland, as it takes days or weeks to film the island. In addition, the World Heritage Site needs to be preserved. In addition, other scenes in the film are filmed on the Wild Atlantic Way (west coast), which is famous for its beautiful slopes and scenery.
Same way as Skywalker
Each visitor to Skekling Michael must climb 600 steps, as Luke Skywalker did. The island has not been known since “Star Wars”. It also appears in mythology, so it is known to at least some Irish people.
Travelers wishing to visit Scaling Michael can take a boat from Port Maggie, Nightstone and Reynolds Point. At the site you can do hiking and bird watching. With the help of the Jedi Knights, this place will probably gain new popularity. Like other “Star Wars” locations, for example in the Tunisian desert.