Tuesday 15 October 2019

VIDEO: Star Wars - The force descends on a small village in Co Donegal

As cast and crew of Star Wars Episode VIII landed on Malin Head to shoot scenes for the new film, excitement reached fever pitch in the village.

John Joe McGettigan, from Carrigart in County Donegal, has been exploring the set in full Stormtrooper regalia, introducing himself with his rank in the Emerald Garrison of EG 1826.

"It's absolutely fantastic to have Star Wars in Donegal, it's not a galaxy far, far away at all," he said.

"The shoot is top secret and I'd say the only way of getting into the set is on the Millennium Falcon itself," he said.

Online Editors

Today's news headlines, directly to your inbox every morning.

Also in this section