Star Wars Actor Mark Hamill To Attend St Patrick's Day Festival

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Star Wars Actor Mark Hamill To Attend St Patrick's Day Festival


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Mark Hamill will be spending Paddy's Day in Dublin. The Star Wars actor has been named St. Patrick’s Festival's inaugural International Guest Of Honour for this year's celebration which takes place from March 15th-19th. 

The new honourary role has been created "to celebrate the achievements of an individual from the worlds of business, the arts, or the media, who has a special connection or significant affinity with Ireland". 

The actor, best known for his role as Luke Skywalker, will be a special guest in the Presidential stand to view the National Festival Parade on March 17th.

Audiences were introduced to the beauty of Skellig Michael, the legendary island off the coast of Kerry, in Star Wars: The Force Awakens when Rey tracked down the long-lost Luke Skywalker, portrayed by Mark Hamill.

Since the opening of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way has gained global fame. 

You can check out the full programme of events for this year's St Patrick's Festival here


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