Tourists Visting Irish Island Seen in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Posted on August 24, 2016

Rey on Skellig Michael island in Star Wars The Force Awakens

Tourists are reportedly flocking to a small Irish island called Skellig Michael. The island was used in the latest Star Wars film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The island is a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of a monastery located on the site.

The island is also known as Great Skellig. It is the largest of the two Skellig islands. Visiting the sites on the island requires a great deal of climbing. The monks carved over 600 steps into the face of the cliff leading up to the monastery.

Rey (played by Daisy Ridley) visits the island in the film to find Luke Skywalker. Now Star Wars fans are visiting the island. The island will also be used as a set in the next film. There are some concerns that the rising number of tourists could alter the small island. Take a look:

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