The Force is Strong in Dublin

Posted by The Skibbereen Eagle | December 17, 2015 0


Many Dubliners have gazed in wondrous amaze at the Dublin Spire aka The Spike which is built in O’Connell Street, Dublin’s main thoroughfare. The Spire of Dublin, alternatively titled the Monument of Light is a large, stainless steel, pin-like monument 121.2 metres (398 ft) in height, located on the site of the former Nelson’s Pillar on O’Connell Street in Dublin, Ireland. Many Dubliner’s have asked “what is it for?”, the most popular theory being that it is a spike of a sufficient size to hold indebted Ireland’s many IOUs!

Now we know the truth kept secret from us for years – it is really a gigantic Lightsaber  in disguise! O’Connell Street’s famous Spire turned blue on Wednesday as Ireland geared up for the first public showings of Star Wars – The Force Awakens across the country..


Dublin City Council lit up the Spire to resemble a lightsaber, the weapon of the Jedi Knights, as the latest Star Wars movie premiered in the Savoy Cinema in O’Connell Street. Fans arriving for the screening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens were greeted by a platoon of stormtroopers as the famous score played on the PA system at the cinema’s entrance.

The Odeon Cinema at the Point Village in Dublin on Wednesday had a pre-recorded voice message warning callers of long waiting periods due to “a disturbance in the Force”. A spokesperson for the cinema said that they had sold 3,800 seats already. A spokesperson for the Gate Multiplex in Cork City described the pre-sale of tickets as “phenomenal”. “It’s already much bigger than Spectre or the new Hunger Games film.”

Truly the Force was with Dublin last night.

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