There has been rumblings for a while, but it's being widely reported this morning that scenes for Star Wars: Episode VIII are due to be filmed in Ceann Sibeal, on the western tip of the Dingle Peninsula.
— Dingle Holiday (@dingleholiday) March 3, 2016
Star Wars returns to Kerry. This time it's the Dingle Peninsula
Metal roadway being installed on Ceann Sibéal today pic.twitter.com/2BtXjPUZv3
— Seán Mac an tSíthigh (@Buailtin) March 3, 2016
Kerry Councillor Seamus Cosai Fitzgerald said between this new location, and the previous location of Skellig Michael, Kerry's tourism trade will the thriving. Speaking via The Independent, he said: "They're laying the groundwork at the moment. I think it will be beautiful in the film, I often walk up there myself to the head. It will be a big boost for tourism."
The article states that: "The Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht said a film permit has been issued for Ceann Sibéal and 'a limited amount of filming' has been approved. This will be under 'strict conditions' for the Special Area of Protection."