Helen Murphy from Douglas, Cork,   celebrating her  best-dressed win at Galway races yesterday.   Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Run on champagne tent after Guinness hurdle

 Unesco, which awarded the location world heritage status in 1996, has also made inquiries with the National Monuments Service on the filming. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Astonishment at State permitting episode to be filmed on world heritage site

Independent film and video company Bold Puppy’s  take on an X-Wing fighter flying off the Co Kerry coastline

Opinion: Filming will attract mass tourism – but that isn’t what the World Heritage site needs

The Star Wars freighter-turned-fighter brings  Mark Hamill (the original Luke Skywalker) to Skellig Michael today. Warning: The Irish Times cannot verify the authenticity of this photograph (but it’s obviously real).

Unesco concerned over authorisation of island as a film set

Colm Ennis and Peter Britton

Mountaineering community in Ireland talk of the two men’s huge contribution

Irish climbers Colm Ennis and Peter Britton

Men fell yesterday in area of mountain known as ‘Giant’s Tooth’

Matthew O’Flaherty in Salthill after a training session for his Killlary fjord swim. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Swim aims to raise funds for baby nephew with rare chromosomal condition

A young rabbit defends itself against a herring gull on Skellig Michael, Co Kerry. Photograph: Michael Kelly

Concerns raised about impact of filming Star Wars during breeding season on the world heritage site

Matthew O’Flaherty in Salthill after a training session for his Killlary fjord swim. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Galwayman raising funds for baby nephew with rare chromsomal condition

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