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Here be Jedis: A trip to Skellig Michael

Ancient, spiritual, special. These are a few words locals use to check out this filming location from "Star Wars: The Force Awakens". We went to see for ourselves.

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Katie Collins
Katie a UK-based news reporter and features writer. Officially, she is CNET's European correspondent, covering tech policy and Big Tech in the EU and UK. Unofficially, she serves as CNET's Taylor Swift correspondent. You can also find her writing about tech for good, ethics and human rights, the climate crisis, robots, travel and digital culture. She was once described a "living synth" by London's Evening Standard for having a microchip injected into her hand.
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Skellig Michael is an island on the tip of Ireland's west coast. It captured the imagination of director JJ Abrams, who used this wild rock to film "Star Wars: The Force Awakens", and it captured ours too. Check out the photos that follow to find out why.

For more of the Force 40 years on, check out CNET's Star Wars at 40 collection.

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