Star Wars Film Crew leaves Portmagee Harbour – filming on Skellig Michael

Star Wars Film Crew on Skellig Michael, County Kerry, Ireland

I didn’t go to Portmagee Harbour in the morning as I didn’t want to stalk the busy film crew. The word on the street was – that the harbor was full with photographers and overly excited tourists.

Instead I drove to Valentia Island and The Glen in the afternoon to see what was going on from a far. Empty Boats were leaving Portmagee Harbour around 4pm to – I guess – pick up some members of the film crew which were already on Skellig Michael. The helicopter, which is believed to have carried J.J. Abrams to Skellig Michael, returned or arrived to finally bring him out to the location. I don’t know what kind of ship the large one to the left is, but it looks impressive. To the right of Skellig Michael you can see 2 boats approaching. Now we have to trust that the crew will do some magic in collaboration with Skellig Michael’s mystical and beautiful nature without disturbing the wild life too much and by treating the island and every little tiny rock with the greatest respect. The weather certainly gave its blessing as it turned from moody to sunny towards the afternoon. And now it’s a beautiful evening.

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