Star Wars Episode VIII is filming in Ireland and locals are going a little bit crazy

No spoilers for the new film, just lots of awesome fan reactions


We won’t spoil exactly what is being built in Star Wars’ latest incredible location, but suffice to say locals near Malin Head, Ireland are getting pretty excited about the space epic landing on their doorstep.


Filming is taking place on a precipitous clifftop above the sea known as Banba’s Crown in Donegal. Roads have been closed and access limited, but people hoping to enjoy the sea air don’t seem to mind.

In fact, they’re just as intrigued as the rest of us when the Star Wars circus arrives.


The Force is strong with this town.