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Cork Airport has fun with Twitter as Star Wars cast arrives to film near Mizen Head

May 16th, 2016 3:29 PM

By Siobhan Cronin

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CORK Airport is having great fun with the arrival of the Star Wars cast in Cork today.
The airport’s Twitter account went into overdrive as the chartered jet flew into the airport this afternoon.


As news crews gathered to film the arrival of Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley and the rest of the star-studded cast, the Airport’s Twitter account had fun with superimposed photos of the Millennium Falcon and ‘walkers’ on the Airport’s runway.


The cast left the airport in the past hour, heading south for West Cork, where they will film a number of scenes at Brow Head, close to the village of Crookhaven and Mizen Head.A ‘no fly zone’ for drones and other aircraft has been imposed on the site from today until Wednesday, and there is tight security at the bottom of Brow Head, close to Galley Cove beach.
Holiday homes near Mizen Head and Crookhaven, and some as far north as Goleen and Schull, have been block-booked by the cast and crew, and many home owners have been asked to sign confidentiality clauses, to keep the media from getting any early spoilers on the storyline.
It is thought the crew will film in West Cork in the early part of this week, and depart for Kerry on Thursday.

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