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Donegal Road Renamed 'R2D2' For 'May The 4th Be With You' Festival

Donegal Road Renamed 'R2D2' For 'May The 4th Be With You' Festival

Donegal have renamed a road 'R2D2' in light of Fáilte Ireland's brand new festival 'May the fourth be with you' that will celebrate Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way.

Whether you're a huge Star Wars fan or have absolutely no clue and have never sat through an entire film (guilty), one thing is for sure that we can all agree that R2D2 is an international sweet-heart and can do no wrong, in any universe.

This little character is being honoured this week in Ireland, specifically Donegal, by having an entire road renamed after him/it. Fáilte Ireland launched their 'May the fourth be with you' festival earlier this week that will highlight what the Wild Atlantic Way has to offer along the coast of Ireland.

It springs from recent Star Wars filming that took place in locations across Kerry, Cork, Clare and Donegal.

Fáilte Ireland will be joining Star Wars enthusiasts all across the globe in celebrating 'Star Wars Day' (May the 4th), commemorating the iconic movies series that has lasted generations.

Not only is Fáilte Ireland renaming roads, but they will also be hosting a number of Star Wars themed events across the West Coast to celebrate. Fans can enjoy outdoor drive-in movie screenings, guided film location walks, children’s workshops, a special céilí for Star Wars fans (dress-up encouraged), Yoda Yoga on the beach, and a Star Wars themed fun run.

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Announcing the festival, Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin said:

"The inclusion of iconic Irish landscapes in recent Star Wars films has already given the Wild Atlantic Way fantastic exposure around the world. I am delighted that events like the outdoor screenings of the film, with the actual film locations visible in the background, will provide amazing imagery for even greater exposure around the world."

The festival will begin three weeks from now (On May the fourth, duh.) and will bring a number of fun events around the West coast. To find out more information, click here. 

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