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Tour the remote island where the most secret scene in 'Star Wars' was filmed

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Warning: There are spoilers ahead for "Star Wars: the Force Awakens."

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The final scenes of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" take viewers to a distant, remote planet. Similarly, the real-life stage for Luke Skywalker's hideway is a remote island located off the coast of Ireland called Skellig Michael.

Now that "The Force Awakens" has been in theaters for a few weeks, Ireland's tourism site wants to show off the island where the crew filmed. Discover Ireland even released a brief behind-the-scenes video to attract visitors.

There's a good chance we'll be seeing more of Skellig Michael in 2017's next "Star Wars" movie since that's where the film leaves off.

Keep reading to explore Ireland's remote destination.

Here's Skellig Michael, which served as Luke's hideout in "The Force Awakens."



It's one of two islands located off the southwest coast of Ireland.



The island was home to monks who removed themselves from civilization between the sixth and eighth centuries to practice Christianity for an estimated 600 years.

Sources: Skellig Experience, World Heritage Ireland 



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