Chances of retaining Star Wars beehive huts as tourist attraction described as ‘slim’

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The possibility of the Star Wars beehive huts, constructed at Ceann Sibéal, being retained as a tourist attraction is “slim”. photo copyright: Marian O'FlahertyThat’s according to Tralee Town Manager Micheal Scanell, who was responding to Cllr Norma Foley who raised the issue today at the Tralee Municipal District monthly meeting. The Fianna Fáil councillor said one of the county’s “great regrets” was the levelling of the village constructed in Dún Chaoin to film Ryan’s Daughter in the early 1970s. She asked what would happen to the beehive huts at Ceann Sibéal once filming for Star Wars had concluded. Cllr Foley said the Beehive Huts had “huge potential” from a tourism perspective. She asked could this potential be harvested in some way – either in Tralee or elsewhere. Responding to Cllr Foley’s query, Tralee Town Manager Michael Scanell said the possibility of the beehive huts being retained as a tourist attraction was “slim”. He added however a “pro-active approach” would be taken in exploring options in relation to the matter.