WELCOME to intergalactic Dunmanway, hometown of Sam Maguire and now home to The Feel the Force festival, a weekend of Star Wars themed activities, workshops & cosplay and a whole lot of fun. 

With dozens of your favourite characters patrolling the streets of Dunmanway, make sure you have your camera to hand for that all important selfie or moment. Make sure you visit the specially commissioned and built photo opportunity in Atkins Hall, meet an intergalactic queen resplendent on her throne!

The festival’s inclusive ethos is All Tribes Welcome and will feature characters and models from Naboo to Tatooine, Stormtrooper to Tusken Raider.

There will be fundraising and the recipient charity will be the Dunmanway Hub of CoAction as a thank you for their great work and care in our community.

To ensure  everyone gets to experience the wonder and imagination of Star Wars in a collection so expertly curated by Nuri, Caroline and the West Cork Tuskens, movie authentic cosplayers and collectors will be on hand over the course of the weekend to answer all those intergalactic questions and queries. Please note, there is limited capacity for demonstrations, workshops and talks.

Join us in Dunmanway and be part of one of the biggest Star Wars exhibitions ever staged in Cork! Attend in your favourite costume, enjoy browsing the two venues, Atkins Hall (P47 C803) and St. Patrick’s Hall (P47 P898) and you’ll never know who you may meet on Main Street and the Square. Local shops are theming their windows while restaurants and coffee shops will be serving up some intergalactic delights and treats.

Over the weekend, a Festival Information Centre will be open on Main Street, adjacent to Le Chéile Arts.

For more information on the event and itinerary, please visit the links in the menu and at the call to actions below.

You can find more information on Facebook and Instagram. Even without the Millennium Falcon it should not take any longer than 12 parsecs!

There will be a quite sensory friendly hour on Sunday, 2nd June, from 10.30am to 11:30am.

Please note, there will be flashing lights, photography and this is an alcohol-free event.

Admission €5 with a family rate available.

One admission – access all venues!

Please pay at Tatooine or Jakku.

Our local schools are undertaking art projects with the theme Feel The Force – their arts and crafts will be displayed locally.

Some other amenities in Dunmanway

Since you are here....why not compliment your visit?

Sam Maguire's Grave


St. Mary's Churchyard
(P47 Y997)

Sam Maguire Statue


The Square Plaza, Dunmanway

Dunmanway Heritage Centre

The Square Shopping Centre, Dunmanway

Dunmanway Swimming Pool

Bantry Road, Dunmanway
(P47 VH56)

Pitch and Putt Course

Bantry Road, Dunmanway.
(P47 W440)

Arts and crafts

Feel the Force is brought to you by Dunmanway Chamber of Commerce and festival sponsors.

Dunmanway Chamber of Commerce Logo