Star Wars Ireland Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Arriving in Shannon Airport where your guide will meet you after you have cleared security. From here travel south to the wondrous Co. Kerry, or the “The Kingdom” a name that has stayed with the county since 50AD when Ciar ruled the land. You may notice a resemblance in the Gaelic translation; 'Ciarri' - Kerry, “People of Ciar”.
Taking the day to adjust to the timezone and exploring the town on foot or take a trip to the nearby Killarney National Park and Muckross House or for the more adventurous a jarvey cart through the Gap of Dunloe.

Day 2

Your pilgrimage to the Jedi Temple begins today, located off the West Coast of Ireland the UNESCO World Heritage Site at Skellig Michael played host to the iconic setting for Rey to unite with Luke Skywalker. Isolated 11km from the mainland out in the Atlantic, the film captures the Skellig rock in all its splendour, giving magnificent views of the monastery and the 100 stone steps built by monks in the 6th century.

Returning to the gastropub to get warmed up in the local haunt frequented by the cast and where Mark Hamill learned to pour his perfect pint of Guinness.

Day 3

Leaving the south west and travelling along the Wild Atlantic Way to Galway through the Burren National Park, not only does the Burren boast the jaw dropping Cliffs of Moher, this karst landscape somewhat resembles the moon planet of Tatooine on the outer edge of the galaxy - homeworld to Luke and the infamous Anakin (Darth) Skywalker.

Enjoy Galway City this afternoon spending time in the Claddagh Areas, home to the iconic “Claddagh Ring”, this is a city renowned for culture and fun. (City of Culture 2020).

Day 4

Although not featured in the Star Wars movie today is a day to explore the Connemara Loop, an area of spectacular beauty and dotted with historic sights throughout. The area has featured in many movies including the beloved “Quiet Man” with Maureen O’Hara and John Wayne.

Visiting Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Gardens as well as the Alcock and Brown Memorial, landing site to the first transatlantic flight. We can also spend some time with the working sheepdogs in Joe Joyce Country, which you may recognise from Marley and Me. Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson are said to regularly return as they fell in love with the region.

Time permitting we can include a hawk walk in the school of Falconry where you will enjoy the unique experience  showcasing the magnificent ‘Bird’s of Prey’.

Kylemore Abbey. In the Heart of Connemara.

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Day 5

Touring to the north of Ireland today where secret filming took place for the latest installment of the Star Wars franchise, The Last Jedi on Malin Head, Ireland’s most northerly point. Taking advantage of the Slieve League Cliff’s on route, said to be Europe’s tallest cliffs, on a clear day one can see one third of Ireland from the summit.

On route to Donegal we drive through the homeland of Irish poet and playwright William Butler Yeat’s, his gravesite in Drumcliff nestled at the base of Benbulben a protected mountain and reserve shaped by Glaciers millions of of years ago.

Day 6

As quick as the Millennium Falcon we drive to Malin Head and Inishowen to unearth more secrets from the set of The Last Jedi and Ireland’s past. Travelling through Glenveagh National Park to the Inishowen Peninsula, an area where the Aurora Borealis can be seen on a clear night at certain times of year.

Places of interest include an Grianan of Aileach, rumoured to be have been built in the 6th Century as part of the Kingdom of Aileach and one of the Royal Sites of Ireland as well as Europe’s tallest sand dunes dotted around Malin Head.

We will visit a local pub which was popular with the filming crew and there are even some unique (perhaps top secret) pieces of memorabilia from the set.

Day 7

We travel to Dublin for a our final night and farewell in Ireland. Travelling through the North of Ireland and making a pitstop at the UNESCO World Heritage Site and 5,000 year old Neolithic Passage Tomb at Newgrange, just north of Dublin.

A traditional Hooley night as a final farewell and the ‘cherry on top’ to an out of world experience on the Emerald Isle.

Day 8

Sadly our last day is upon us, explore Dublin today on foot for a 3 hour walking tour with a guide. Spending sometime in Trinity College Dublin and the Long Library, which played scene to the Star War’s Jedi Archives of the Jedi Temple in the Attack of the Clones installment of the franchise.

Day 9

Travel to Dublin Airport today via private chauffeur transfer. May the Force Be With You!