Luke Skywalker's Jedi Hideaway aka Earth's Skellig Michael Island
on 05 January 2018
Even if one has only seen the trailer for The Last Jedi, a glimpse at Luke Skywalker's verdant, cliffy hideaway leaves an imprint. This remarkable, exotic destination—referred to in the film as Ahch-To—isn't the product of digital effects. It's actually the island of Skellig Michael, located west of the Iveragh Peninsula in County Kerry, Ireland. The island, its abandoned monastery and several stone structures were declared UNESCO World Heritage Site. As for Skywalker's stone dwelling, it's a replica version of a real life clochán, or beehive hut, built by monks centuries ago on the island. The production team built their own on nearby Dingle Peninsula. Read more at Atlas Obscura.