Spot the difference - Skellig birds inspire 'Star Wars' creature
The loveable new character that features in the latest 'Star Wars' film was inspired by the puffins of Skellig Michael.
The trailer for 'The Last Jedi' features the Porg, a fluffy bird-like creature with flapping wings. They are sea birds native to the planet Ahch-To, where Luke Skywalker has been living - with scenes filmed on the Skelligs.
Dr Mark Jessop, marine biologist in UCC, told RTÉ radio: "There's quite a few thousand [puffins] breeding on the Skelligs and that's where they did a lot of the filming for 'Star Wars' so ... they've taken them as an inspiration."