Rey (Daisy Ridley) being irresponsible on Star Wars Island in the first full trailer for ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again (not least because it annoys people). The good people at the Irish Film Board and related quangos can have(...)

The Bridges of Ross on the Loop Head Peninsula, Co Clare. Photograph: Alan Betson, The Irish Times

Last week we asked readers for a tourist attraction they had visited which had left them underwhelmed and unimpressed. We received hundreds of respons(...)

Skellig Michael has come to prominence as a setting for the new Star Wars movies, boosting local tourism. Photograph: iStock

Sourcing contacts for permits for fake guns, finding a lost lake, locating a pier deep enough to berth a yacht and getting permission to throw stones (...)

Skellig Michael, Co Kerry is a Unesco world heritage site.

Skellig Michael off the coast of Kerry has seen a huge surge in visitor numbers, according 2016 figures released by the Office of Public Works (OPW). (...)

The Horsehead Nebula, as observed from the Kerry International Dark-Sky Reserve, one of only three dark-sky reserves in the world. Photograph: George Doyle.

Plans for a once-off mobile observatory, the first of its kind in Europe, are under way in Kerry. The observatory would operate day and night in all w(...)

Bad weather has led to the postponement of the official opening of Skellig Michael. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Bad weather has led to the postponement of the official opening of Skellig Michael, the Unesco world heritage site off the coast of Kerry this Sunday.(...)

Skellig Michael was used as a set for Star Wars VII : The Force Awakens in 2014 and 2015. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Skellig Michael off the Co Kerry coast is expected to be a huge tourist draw this season with film buffs making advance bookings after scenes for Star(...)

The OPW said a safety access team has surveyed slopes affected by the second major rockfall in two years on Skellig Michael. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

A specialist team sent on to Skellig Michael to assess a major rockfall on the Kerry island earlier this month has completed its work, improving the c(...)

Skellig Michael: Visitor numbers rose  by well over 1,000 in 2016, understood locally as due to the filming of Star Wars on the island in 2015. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

The Unesco world heritage site of Skellig Michael, a sixth-century monastic site, has suffered its second major rockfall in a year, and one of a handf(...)

Skellig Michael, off the coast of Co Kerry. File photograph: Getty Images/Design Pics RF

A significant rockfall has occurred at Skellig Michael off the coast of Co Kerry. The Office of Public Works (OPW) confirmed an incident had taken pl(...)