Lightsabers at the ready! It’s time to dive into the Wild Atlantic Way at its most galactic with Fáilte Ireland’s four day ‘May the 4th Be With You’ festival. Kicking off on Saturday May the 1st and ending on Tuesday May the 4th, the day when fans across the globe commemorate the Star Wars Universe.
This year the festival will bring fans together online to celebrate the galaxy far, far away with a host of fun events for all-ages taking place online. Join us and watch 100 of the best fan made films in the world. Chat to the directors. Watch some of our pre recorded interviews with stars from the Star War universe. Learn how to make a storm trooper costume. Join us for the ultimate Star Wars Quiz. Meet the 501st Ireland Garrison and other Garrisons from around the world and find out how you can become a member too and build your own costume. We'll have loads of special guest joining us online and well be running competitions every day so don’t forget to visit the site everyday,
When we can all holiday again, why not take a look at some of the wonderful places you can visit in county Kerry, the home of Star Wars in Ireland.
We just cant wait to see you.
Visit The Skellig Coast
The home of Star Wars in Ireland, check out these beautiful locations
Wins 2 nights B&B in the Fantastic Moorings Guest House in Portmagee. Join our online Star Wars quiz to be in with a chance to win.
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We have a fantastic selection of Skelligs Chocolate Hampers for our kids art competition
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Costuming Fan Clubs
The 501st, Rebel Legion, Galactic Academy and Reels Icons are an all-volunteer, non-profit international costuming club whos aims are to raise money for charities, to support community events and promote the franchise through appearances their members make in costumes that represent all eras of the Star Wars Saga.
The 501st Legion was formed in August 1997 by Albin Johnson and Tom Crews and now has over 13,000 active members worldwide, with over 26,000 approved costumes.
501st Legion’s member’s research, build, craft and make their own costumes, in their own time and expense to appear at events.
Members are encouraged to strive for the highest level of screen accuracy and realism in order to bring the characters of the Star Wars universe to life.
As such it would be easy to mistake the 501st Legion as a cosplay group but really they are a ‘costuming’ club; where accuracy and dedication to making the most authentic costumes is as important to our members as raising money for the charities we support. As well as attending larger national and international events, our key objectives is also to give something back to the communities we live in through charity fundraising at the events we attend – large or small.
The 501st, Rebel Legion and Reel Icons will be hosting an online troop on Sunday May the 2nd at 3pm. All children along with their parents are welcome to join us online to meet their favourite characters. If its your birthday or if you have something special coming up let us know by filling in our virtual troop form and we will wish you a happy birthday or give you a special greeting. Just click the button below to fill in the form
The Paul Shipper Interview
Paul Shipper is a freelance illustrator who has worked with the best, Disney, Lucas Film, Marvel, Warner Bros. to name but a few. Check out our interview with Paul on May the 4th at 2pm GMT.