By Greg Murphy
Locals of a small bar in Co Kerry got a great surprise yesterday evening as Luke Skywalker himself stopped by to pull a few pints and teach people in ’the ways of the Force’.
Currently filming Star Wars Episode VIII on Skellig Michael, Mark Hamill and the crew finished filming for the day and went back to Portmagee, on the west coast of Kerry.
They even stopped by the local ’cantina’ for a pint or two.
When back at the Bridge Bar, Hamill hopped in behind the bar to lend a hand to staff, even pulling a few pints of Guinness.
Steve Lynott captured the above footage and said it was one of the best nights he has ever had in the small local bar.
"There was a great atmosphere in the bar last night as Luke Skywalker got behind the bar to give the lads a hand," he said.
"He was very generous with his time. Despite getting off the shoot late in the day, he stood for pictures and signed autographs for children and still had to get up early this morning for more filming."
According to Mr Lynott, local children gathered around and sang songs to give the actor a real Kerry welcome before a music session kicked off later on in the evening.
We hoped that the Jedi remembered the teachings of his old master Yoda when it came to the ’two-part pour’ of Guinness.
“Do. Or do not. There is no try.”
Luke Skywalker is pulling pints in Portmagee.... yes this is happening pic.twitter.com/Irpm5tiA7G— Colm Flynn (@ColmFlynn1) September 17, 2015
H/T: The Irish Examiner