The Millennium Falcon structure from the recently discarded Star Wars film set at Malin Head, Inishowen is to be retired to Magherclogher strand in Gweedore, where it will take up residence next to the Bád Eddie shipwreck.

The Falcon, a Corellian YT-1300 light freighter used by the smugglers Han Solo and Chewbacca during the Galactic Civil War, had been recently used for Star Wars Episode VIII filming sequences in the North West. Rather than the dismantling of the structure, it was felt that it would look well in front of the permanently closed Ostan Gweedore.

“Seo lá grate fá choinne Bád Eddie shipwreck,” said Údáras na Quango’s Máire Ní Thabhachta, announcing the decision from the leather interior of her brand new ‘162-DL’ Mercedes, before adding that “anything at all to detract from that rotten pile of wooden junk” was to be welcomed.

It is hoped that the structure will be used by the next generation of emigrants returning to Gweedore for their holidays.