Mark Hamill named as global guest of honour for St. Patrick's Festival

  • Mark Hamill named as global guest of honour for St. Patrick's Festival

Mark Hamill named as global guest of honour for St. Patrick's Festival

It was a big deal for fans to see Mark Hamill return as Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: The Last Jedi previous year. Scared of being teased by her classmates for wearing something that is considered "boys stuff", N.J made a decision to try something that would show her daughter that Star Wars is just as much for girls as it is for boys.

Mark Hamill, who brought the character to life in the Star Wars film series, told the little girl, who lives overseas, that the force is always with her.

Hamill, famous for playing Luke Skywalker in Star Wars, will be the festival's first worldwide guest of honour and will watch the parade from the Presidential stand.

Ford, who also has a spot on the Walk of Fame, teased his old co-star with the opening of his speech by saying: "There was a lot more people that showed up for my star... a lot more".

Fáilte Ireland's Head of Festivals, Ciara Sugrue, added: "The Force will truly be with us on March 17 and we are delighted to hear that Mark Hamill will be joining us as the first ever St Patrick's Festival global guest of honour".

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. Honing in more on his director's duties, we also get to see Johnson working with Mark Hamill and Daisy Ridley as they workshop a now-famous scene and shape it into what will eventually appear in front of millions of fans around the world. His great-grandmother Elizabeth Keating was born in Kilkenny on 6th December 1873 and left Ireland for America when she was a teenager. In 1864, Frederick Mumford, a young English sailor was married in New Jersey to Mary Harvey, a recent Irish immigrant.

The Star Wars actor has been named the St. Patrick's Festival Inaugural International Guest of Honour, a new role that has been created to celebrate the achievements of an individual from the worlds of business, the arts, or the media, who has a special connection or significant affinity with Ireland. "The Force" will be strong at this weekend's Saint Patrick's Day Parade.

The parade will feature over 2,000 members of marching bands from across the country, floats, and performers, as it makes its way through the city.