The Irish Star Wars island

It may seem an unlikely location for Hollywood stars, but the tiny Irish island of Skellig Michael recently played host to the cast and crew of the forthcoming Star Wars film, Episode VII.

Not everyone was happy with the arrival though. As the island is an important location for breeding birds, as well as a UNESCO World Heritage site, there were fears the filmmakers could cause damage on the island.

BBC reporter Vincent Dowd recently visited Skellig Michael to see for himself the place that had been the focus of so much interest. You can read and listen to his report by clicking on the image below.