Discover Ireland wants Star Wars fans to visit the first Jedi Temple

Discover Ireland seeks to woo Star Wars fans to the Skellig Islands; two wave battered rocky islands off the coast of Ireland that have suddenly become famous for (spoilers ahead) being the planet featured in the final scene of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Ruins of a real-life monastery in Skellig Michael, Ireland are serving as the location for the first Jedi Temple on the planet Ahch-To.

“For over a thousand generations, the Jedi Knights were the guardians of peace and justice in the Old Republic.” – Obi Wan Kenobi in Star Wars: A New Hope.

Sometime after Ben Solo became Kylo Ren, Luke Skywalker went to the planet looking for answers on Ahch-To. Did he find them? We’ll see in Star Wars: Episode VIII.

Tourists flocking to their favorite movie locations is nothing new. every year fans of Lord of the Rings fans head to New Zealand to have second breakfast and see locations from scenes on the Tolkien based film series.

Harry Potter fans are no different.

We did our share of Star Wars tourism last year when we visited Star Wars and The Power of Costume at the EMP Museum in Seattle.

The exhibit has since returned to the Smithsonian.

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