Girl afraid to wear Star Wars t-shirt gets tweet from Mark Hamill


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Hamill said it would be great to see Stan playing a younger Luke.

"Many of these have a special connection with Ireland and we want to celebrate and recognise this" she said.

Mark Hamill, who brought the character to life in the Star Wars film series, told the little girl, who lives overseas, that the force is always with her.

Now we see that he was home, and it was an emotional return for him.

Hamill will have a place in the Presidential stand to view the National Festival Parade on March 17.

A range of events will be held from Thursday to Monday, as part of the St Patrick's Festival.

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Mark Hamill's time spent in Co Kerry shooting for the Star Wars film is not his only link to the country.

The Director and The Jedi is an upcoming documentary about the making of the film, directed by Anthony Wonke, who was also in attendance. We in Tourism Ireland are extremely grateful to Mark for his wonderful comments about the Wild Atlantic Way and Ireland.

Jamie Harkin, who was twice diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma in his early teens, dreamt of meeting Hamill since he was a child and tried to contact the actor when he realised he'd be coming to Ireland. There are also the ongoing chapters in A Star Wars Story that seem to be filling the gaps of the original Star Wars movies so far, including Rogue One and this year's Solo: A Star Wars Story. Further research shows that his great (x3) grandparents John Keating married Margaret Foley of Gurteen married in Carlow Cathedral in 1822. "The Force" will be strong at this weekend's Saint Patrick's Day Parade.

The force will be with revellers at the forthcoming St Patrick's Day parade in Dublin, with Mark Hamill, the Star Wars actor, set to attend as an worldwide guest of honour.

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