« BackLÉ Ciara deployed in vicinity of Sceilig Mhichíl during Star Wars filming

Producers of the new Star Wars film were given use of the LÉ Ciara for four days filming earlier this month.

Sceilig Beag, as seen from Sceilig Mhichíl. Photo by Marian O'Flaherty

According to a report in today’s Sunday Business Post, the Irish naval ship was deployed in the vicinity of Sceilig Mhichíl to enforce a marine notice which requested other vessels in the area “give the island a wide berth”.

The report also states that the LÉ Ciara did not have to intercept any boats intent on landing on Sceilig Mhichíl – but did board two fishing boats as part of its routine patrolling.