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Star Wars

Tourism Ireland has today launched the second phase of its campaign to target sci-fi fans and tourists following the filming of Star Wars on Skellig Michael.

The campaign to attract more tourists includes a specially-commissioned ‘behind-the-scenes’ film created during the filming on the island in 2014.

The short piece includes an interview with Star Wars director JJ Abrams about why Lucasfilm chose the World Heritage Site to shoot scenes for The Force Awakens.

In this extract, some of those behind the movie, including JJ Abrams, describe the splendour of Skellig Michael: