Star Wars actor Mark Hamill has given Donegal tourism an amazing compliment by saying he didn’t want to leave here when filming the blockbuster.
Hamill, who plays Luke Skywalker, is currently doing promotion work in London for the film ‘The Last Jedi’ which opens on December 15th.
The Hollywood star and his fellow stars spent more than a week here filming scenes at Malin Head.
He even adopted a picture of Malin Head as his Twitter header picture.
Hamill was asked his memories of filming in Donegal.
And this is what he had to say about our county.
“It’s such a beautiful country. You just have to walk outside and it’s like a matte painting fro an old Hollywood film or special effects.
“It’s so beautiful, it just doesn’t look real. It’s just gorgeous. I didn’t want to leave. The people are so nice. They treated me like I was family.
“I don’t know what it is but there’s something very magical there. I would encourage everyone to go there. Although they probably don’t want a bunch of loud-mouthed American tourists around all the time.”
Failte Ireland need to stick that on a very large poster and plaster it around the world!Tags: