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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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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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