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All posts by Denise Henry

From Inishowen To Orlando: A Star Wars Celebration

Navigating among a swarm of Lightsabers, terrifying Sith lords and masterful Jedi, I arrived at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando Florida, chosen venue of the eagerly anticipated Star Wars Celebration 2017. Where, as you can see below, queues of eager fans stretched all the way from the exterior to the interior halls of the […]


Inishowen Features On Star Wars 7×7 Podcast

In a chance meeting in an elevator in Orlando Florida, I met Allen Voivod from Star Wars 7×7, a Star Wars super fan  and dedicated pod caster of this epic Saga. Allen provides a daily taster of Star Wars insights that has, since its launch in 2014, amassed a loyal following online. At the epic Star […]


The Emerald Garrison Brings The Force To Orlando

If you are a fan of Star Wars, an event not to be missed is the annual Star Wars Celebration. This iconic celebration draws legions of fans, garrisons and groups from all around the world, including Ireland’s Star Wars costuming group; The Emerald Garrison. The Emerald Garrison “Invades” Derry City Founded in 2007, the Emerald […]


Imperial Stormtrooper Invades Malin Head, Inishowen

Prior to the arrival of the legendary Jedi, Luke Skywalker in Inishowen, JJ Mc Gettigan a Stormtrooper (TK) with the Emerald Garrison, was on hand to guard the perimeter around Malin Head, Ireland’s most northerly point. You can see below how visitors and locals joined in on the fun and posed with him at Farrens Bar […]


History And Home Comforts At Westbrook House, Inishowen

Westbrook House is located on the Western Side of the Inishowen Peninsula, along the Inishowen 100 and Wild Atlantic Way scenic route. Approaching Westbrook you will cross an historic structure called Wilson’s Bridge. From this point you will discover a picture perfect period house adorned with landscaped gardens, running alongside the Crana River, see above. At […]


Meeting Mark Hamill At Farrens Bar, Inishowen

On the last day of filming scenes for the upcoming Star Wars movie The Last Jedi, Mark Hamill stopped by Farrens Bar in Malin Head, where he posed for a few photographs with owner Hugh Farren and a small crowd that had gathered.You can view the moment Hugh met Mark below, as captured by Wallace […]


Spaceman At McGrorys Hotel, Inishowen

McGrorys Hotel has entertained a variety of big names in recent years from the cast and crew of Star Wars, who enjoyed traditional music performed by local band Tasty, to Astronaut and first Canadian to walk on the moon, Chris Hadfield.   Exploring The Inishowen Landscape Chris is no stranger to Inishowen shores, having explored the […]


Inishowen Goes Green For St Patricks Day

Gearing up to Saint Patrick’s Day expect to see plenty of green, as the Inishowen Peninsula, including sights from all of the world, prepare to turn green for this annual festival of celebrating all things Irish, see below. #GlobalGreening Tweets Going Green Around The World On St Patrick’s Day Tourism Ireland, responsible for marketing the […]


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