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May the 4th Be With You Festival

3rd – 5th May 2019, Malin Head, Co. Donegal & Co. Kerry

A full programme of events will be available soon, please visit for more details.

Following the success of Fáilte Ireland’s first May the 4th Be With You festival in May 2018, Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin, has announced that the festival will take place again this year, with events along the Wild Atlantic Way in both Kerry and Donegal.

Festival Programme

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Kicking off on May the 3rd in the Kerry village of Portmagee and for the first time, across Donegal’s Inishowen Peninsula, the three day festival will include a host of activities for all ages to celebrate May the 4th, the day when fans across the globe commemorate the Star Wars Universe. Filming for recent Star Wars films took place in locations across Kerry, Cork, Clare and Donegal.

New to this year’s festival will be a geodesic space marquee, where fans can immerse themselves in interactive activities from panel discussions to video game competitions. Also joining the programme this year will be a display of Star Wars themed sand sculptures, an augmented reality treasure trail and a lightsabre battle, all set against the backdrop of the west coast.

Fáilte Ireland awakens the force along the Wild Atlantic Way
‘May the 4th Be With You’ festival returns from 3rd – 5th May 2019 to celebrate the Star Wars Universe in Kerry and Donegal
Pictured are Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin, TD and Ciara Sugrue, Fáilte Ireland’s Head of Festivals and Events.
Picture by Shane O’Neill, SON Photographic

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