The Star Wars team was back in Ireland and the magnificent Wild Atlantic Way, for filming of the latest installment of the franchise which releases this December, Star Wars: Episode VIII.
Moviegoers got a glimpse of the natural beauty of the west of Ireland in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and they’ll see even more of it next month – including the Dingle Peninsula.
With landscapes that are truly appear from another galaxy paired with fascinating heritage, and breathtaking ocean views… you don’t have to be a Jedi to feel the Force of the Dingle Peninsula, just pack your hiking boots and head for the Dingle Way with a few of these great walking tours offered by IrelandWays.com. It’s a great way to see the natural beauty of the Irish country side, while also completely geeking that you’re covering the same ground as some of your favorite scenes from the franchise!
The Kerry Camino
Tralee to Dingle The Kerry Camino takes in the first three walking days of the Dingle Way, from the town of Tralee to Dingle; and it’s a perfect introduction to the Dingle Peninsula if you are looking for a short walking break. You can even get your Kerry Camino passport and get it stamped along the way, to get your pilgrim certificate in Dingle’s St James Church. The views of Mount Brandon and Tralee Bay, spectacular Inch Beach and picturesque Minard Castle are some of this tour’s many highlights.
Price: from €366 per person sharing for a 4-night break, including accommodation, breakfast, luggage transfers and holiday pack with route information.
The best of the Dingle Way Experience gives you the best of the Dingle Peninsula on a 6-night highlight Dingle Way tour. After completing the trek from Tralee to Dingle, you will continue hiking along dramatic coastline and take fantastic views of the Great Blasket Islands. You will also walk in the foothills of Mount Brandon, its nature reserve and unique blanket bog habitat.
Price: from €558 per person sharing for a 6-night break, including accommodation, breakfast, luggage transfers and holiday pack with route information.
The full Dingle Way Feel lets you feel the full Force of the Dingle Peninsula, hiking the Dingle Way in all its glory. This 8-night walking tour starts and finishes in the town of Tralee, famous for the Rose of Tralee contest. Wonderful beaches, peaceful forest tracks, unique bogland, spectacular ocean views, picturesque villages… this is an unforgettable hiking adventure of the whole peninsula.
Price: from €750 per person sharing for a 8-night break, including accommodation, breakfast, luggage transfers and holiday pack with route information.
Want to know about Star Wars filming in Ireland? Take a look at the video below
Star Wars Filming in Ireland
For more information about the Dingle Way or to book your walking in Ireland trip, visit IrelandWays.com, and stay tuned for our Geek Girl Travel coverage of our very own Star Wars adventure to Ireland for Episode VIII locations!