Star Wars fans of all ages will gather in County Kerry to celebrate Ireland’s newest festival—the three-day “May the Fourth Be With You Festival,” starting of course, on Friday, May 4, and running through Sunday, May 6.
The stunning County Kerry coast on the Wild Atlantic Way is one of the epic Irish locations to feature in the two most recent Star Wars films—The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi—most notably the rocky Skellig Islands just off the Kerry coast.
For the festival weekend, fans will gather in the County Kerry villages of Ballyferriter—where five extra-planetary beehive huts took over the Ceann Sibéal headland for the movies—Ballinskelligs, and Portmagee on Valentia Island, where the cast and crew were based, to celebrate all things Star Wars.
There will be an outdoor drive-in movie screening of The Last Jedi, guided walks to locations from the movies, beehive huts with VR experiences, and a céilí (traditional Irish dance) for Star Wars fans, who will be encouraged to come along in costume. And they will.
The adventurous can also take boat trips along the coast and out to the Skelligs (weather depending) or gaze at galaxies far, far away at a special star-gazing evening.