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Fáilte Ireland’s 'May the 4th Be With You' To Take Place Again This Year

By Dave Simpson
Fáilte Ireland’s 'May the 4th Be With You' To Take Place Again This Year

Following the success of Fáilte Ireland’s first "May the 4th Be With You" festival in May 2018, Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Brendan Griffin has announced that the festival will take place again this year, with events planned along the Wild Atlantic Way in both Kerry and Donegal.

Kicking off on May 3 in the Kerry village of Portmagee and for the first time, across Donegal’s Inishowen Peninsula, the three-day festival will include a host of activities for all-ages to celebrate May the 4th, the day when Star Wars fans across the globe celebrate the franchise.

New Additions

New to this year’s ‘May the 4th Be With You’ festival will be a geodesic space marquee, where fans can immerse themselves in a galaxy far far away with interactive activities such as panel discussions and video game competitions. Also joining the programme this year will be a display of Star Wars themed sand sculptures, an augmented reality treasure trail and a lightsabre battle.

"A Brilliant Opportunity To Promote The West Coast"

Griffin commented, "Last year, we marked May the 4th with a wonderful celebration of the Wild Atlantic Way and the Star Wars Universe, and this year’s festival promises to be bigger and better, with an amazing line up. The inclusion of iconic Irish landscapes in the Star Wars films has given the Wild Atlantic Way fantastic exposure around the world and, with events in Kerry and Donegal this year, the festival is a brilliant opportunity to promote the west coast of Ireland and the country as a whole."

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