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07 Jul 2016

New Tourism Ireland video explains how to get to Ireland’s ‘Jedi island’ without a Millennium Falcon!

Tourism Ireland video shows how to get to the Skellig Islands

Tourism Ireland has created a short, animated video showing prospective visitors how they can get to the Skellig Islands – home to both monastic settlements and Jedi Temples!

The film has been produced by Tourism Ireland to show how to get there via land, air and sea. Since making an appearance in the final scene of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Skellig Michael has become perhaps Ireland’s most talked about island.

The film will be shared by Tourism Ireland on its social media platforms – with its Facebook fans (3.6 million fans worldwide), Twitter followers (346,000) and on its YouTube channel. It will also be promoted worldwide on (16.6 million visits in 2015).

Notes To Editors

  • Tourism Ireland is the organisation responsible for promoting the island of Ireland overseas as a leading holiday destination.
  • Tourism is the island of Ireland’s largest indigenous industry; responsible for in excess of 4% of GNP in the Republic of Ireland and employing approximately 220,000 people.
  • In 2015, we welcomed approximately 9.3 million overseas visitors to the island of Ireland, delivering revenue of about €4.7 billion.
  • Tourism Ireland’s international website is, 29 market sites available in ten language versions around the world, which attracted about 16.5 million visits in 2015.