My ‘Star Wars’ journey to the real-life first Jedi temple; CNET


Ireland – Sceilg Mhichíl

There is perhaps no more evocative place on Earth to stage a cliff hanger than on a rock covered in cliffs that juts like an angry iceberg out of the wild Atlantic Ocean.

This is exactly where we left Rey and Luke Skywalker at the end of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” and, if the trailer is to be believed, where we will greet them again this winter when “The Last Jedi” opens in theaters. Rey had gone in search of Luke, who was camped out at the first Jedi temple on the planet of Ahch-To.

In our world, the tiny, uninhabited island of Skellig Michael, part of Ireland and right at Europe’s westernmost tip, stood in for the supposedly sacred ground (appropriately, it was home to an actual monastery).

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