Guy, and three A&M students, wheelbarrow the mix to the construction site. June 1, 2011A group of students of the Texas A&M University College of Architecture visit Arcosanti for an afternoon of assisting the construction crew in forming a new set of steps for the Energy Apron project. Here, the students learn about the plan for the construction of the Energy Apron’s first full-size greenhouse. Guy Flagg [right of center], Arcosanti resident and crew leader in construction, explains the work to be done. [photo & text: Logan Bier] [photo & text: Logan Bier] [photo & text: Logan Bier] [photo & text: Logan Bier] Two A&M students become thoroughly engaged in shoveling silt for the concrete mix.
“This is a massive boost to Donegal and to Donegal tourism. This isn’t just about the film crew bed nights this summer, it’s also about the massive following of the Star Wars franchise and getting them to come to Donegal to see where it was filmed.“I am so pleased or everyone involved in tourism in Inishowen and the county generally. It’s a boost to the Wild Atlantic Way in a week when a new hotel has opened in Dunfanaghy and another will open outside Dungloe.”Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys said: “We have already seen how the most recent Star Wars film has brought Sceilg Mhichíl and southwest Kerry to a global audience. Now, further locations around the Irish coast will experience similar exposure, providing untold benefits to the tourism and film sectors.”Star Wars: Episode VIII is set for worldwide release on December 15, 2017.STARS WARS VIII TO BE FILMED IN DONEGAL, DIRECTORS CONFIRM was last modified: March 20th, 2016 by John2John2 Tags: DIRECTORS CONFIRMMalin headSTARS WARS VIII TO BE FILMED IN DONEGAL The chief executive of the Irish Film Board, James Hickey, said it was “delighted to welcome the production of Star Wars: Episode VIII to some of our most spectacular locations along the Wild Atlantic Way”.Candice Campos, vice-president of physical production at Lucasfilm, said the company was “thrilled” to return to Ireland to film several sequences for the next chapter in the Star Wars saga.“We want to thank the people of Ireland for their warm welcome and continued support. Ireland has become an important part of Star Wars history,” she said tonight.Joe McHugh, junior minister who has been kept abreast of developments, told us: “I knew when Donegal Daily reported this last autumn but I was sworn to secrecy and wanted to make sure everything was sorted out. Stunning Malin Head as captured by Ronan McLaughlinTHE producers of Star Wars have finally confirmed they are returning to Ireland this year to shoot scenes for the next film in the blockbuster series – at Malin Head.Lucasfilm is preparing to film sequences for Star Wars: Episode VIII in May at the western tip of the Dingle Peninsula, where contractors are installing a 1.5km metal roadway to facilitate the transport of gear and crew.Plans are also underway to film at Malin Head in Donegal, where a number of B&Bs and rental homes have already been booked out for the production for May. ShareTweet