The Force has landed in Rebel County

The Star Wars’ crew and cast have landed at Cork Airport.

The Force has landed in Rebel County

The Star Wars’ Boeing 767-300 aircraft, with some 260 people on board, landed at around 2.30pm.

Mark Hamill, who plays Luke Skywalker, was spotted with his dog on arrival.

Production is set to take place in and around Brow Head in West Cork until May 18 and filming there is understood to include Rey undergoing Jedi training.

The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) has enforced a no-fly zone, in a bid to block drones from operating.

Mark Hamill who plays Luke Skywalker waves to the onloolers on arrival with his dog to Cork Airport today. Picture: Eddie O’Hare.
Mark Hamill who plays Luke Skywalker waves to the onloolers on arrival with his dog to Cork Airport today. Picture: Eddie O’Hare.

Production is expected to move to the Ceann Sibeal headland in Kerry later in the week, where Jedi temple sets have been built.

The IAA is enforcing a 21-day no-fly zone in the Dingle peninsula, banning the operation of craft within an 8km radius of Sybil Head and Dunmore Head.

Mark Hamill who plays Luke Skywalker on arrival to Cork Airport today. Picture: Eddie O’Hare.
Mark Hamill who plays Luke Skywalker on arrival to Cork Airport today. Picture: Eddie O’Hare.

The cast look like they are having mighty craic in Ireland, you can read more about that HERE.

Scenes from the last movie, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, were shot on Skellig Michael off the Kerry coast.

Mark Hamill who plays Luke Skywalker on arrival to Cork Airport today. Picture: Eddie O’Hare.
Mark Hamill who plays Luke Skywalker on arrival to Cork Airport today. Picture: Eddie O’Hare.

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