Attymass urged to reawaken link with Star Wars creator

Fri, Jan 19, 2018

By raymond twist - George Lucas & Steven Speilberg (24), CC BY 2.0,

A Crossmolina-based councillor is hoping to see the Fr Peyton Centre in Attymass re-open an old connection between the east Mayo village and Star Wars director George Lucas who was given his first break in filmmaking by the famous priest.

This week’s meeting of the Ballina Municipal District was held in the Fr Peyton Centre in celebration of the recent Pride of Place victory and Fianna Fail councillor Michael Loftus used the occasion to point out the connection with the famous Hollywood director.

George Lucas was previously a member of the board for the Fr Peyton Centre and Fr Steve Gibson confirmed to the councillors present that the well known director was given his first credited job by Fr Peyton.


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