Ceann Sibéal - Star Wars Film Location

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Film Locations on The Dingle Peninsula 

Ceann Sibeal - the location for Ach-To in The Last Jedi

Filming in Ballyferriter was on a spectacular headland called Ceann Sibéal where a collection of beehive-shaped huts was built to reproduce the beehive huts of Skellig Micheal. Construction workers built a road across local farmland to bring the trucks, scaffolding, lighting, trailers, food, props and people up to the closed set. Lucasfilm later thanked locals for their support and hospitality. 

beehive hut on Dingle PeninsulaBeehive hut on Dingle Peninsula

 

 

At the end of filming in Ballyferriter  Chewbacca (or a costumed Joonas Suotamo who plays Chewbacca) paid a surprise visit to the local primary school and delighted the children who responded by playing the Star Wars signature tune on their tin whistles.

The road and set were removed completely after filming and the site is on private farmland. You can get spectacular views of this location from viewing points on the Slea Head Drive and from nearby walking trails. There are also boat tours and stand up Paddle board tours to the cliff face.

  • Address: Ceann Sibéal Ballyferriter Co.Kerry
  • Distance from Dingle Town: 10-15km

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