Third Kerry film location to be used in upcoming Star Wars movie

Star Wars village set, Ceann Sibéal, Dingle PeninsulaA third Kerry film location is to be used in the upcoming Star Wars movie. It is being reported that filming will begin at Dunmore Head in Dún Chaoin, west of Dingle, later this month. Filming will be carried out at the base of the cliffs at that location. Lucasfilm will be setting up its technical centre at the base of the headland at Dunmore Head. According to the Sunday Times an assessment carried out by Tralee consultancy firm Malachy Walsh and Partners for the film’s producers, said the area would be generally populated by 15 crew members but during filming this could rise to 150. Sceilig Mhíchíl has already featured in the Star Wars franchise and pre-production is underway at Ceann Sibéal which is close to Dumore Head. Film proposals suggest that helicopters will be used to transfer crew between the two west Kerry sites.