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Tourism Minister Unveils Programme Of Events For 'May The 4th Be With You' Festival

Published on Apr 2 2019 1:44 PM in General Industry tagged: Fáilte Ireland / Star Wars / May the 4th Be With You

Tourism Minister Unveils Programme Of Events For 'May The 4th Be With You' Festival

Minister of state for tourism and sport Brendan Griffin has unveiled the programme of events for this year’s "May the 4th Be With You" Star Wars festival on the Wild Atlantic Way.

Celebrating May the 4th, the day when fans across the globe celebrate the Star Wars franchise, this year’s festival will take place from May 3-5 and will include a new geodesic space marquee in Portmagee, where fans can enjoy Yoda Yoga, lego building competitions and a Star Wars comic book expo.

Also new this year, Dingle native and five time world champion dancer David Geaney will bring his hit Broadway show, Velocity, to Ballyferriter alongside a John Williams musical tribute to Princess Leia, performed by the Kerry School of Music Orchestra.

"An Amazing Programme Of Activity"

Griffin commented, "I’m delighted to announce an amazing programme of activity in Kerry for this year’s 'May the 4th Be With You' festival. Following the success of the inaugural 'May the 4th Be With You' festival in May 2018, Fáilte Ireland has worked with local communities across Portmagee, Valentia Island and Ballyferriter to make this year’s festival bigger and better. As fans across the world celebrate May the 4th, the festival is a brilliant opportunity to promote Kerry and the Wild Atlantic Way to a global audience."

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