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The Star Wars set on Ceann Sibeál is an “exempted development” and as such does not require planning permission.

Star Wars village set, Ceann Sibéal, Dingle PeninsulaThat’s according to a Kerry County Council spokesperson, who confirmed to Radio Kerry News this is due to the “temporary nature” of the set.

Work has escalated in recent weeks on the set – which is situated west of Dingle on a scenic headland close to Baile an Fheirteáraigh village, overlooking the Blasket Islands.

Large beehive structures have been constructed on-site, akin to those on Sceilig Mhíchíl which featured in Star Wars: Episode VII,

A council spokesperson confirmed also, permits for filming at Ceann Sibeál have been granted by the Department of Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht.

Filming is understood to be taking place next month.