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A Road In Donegal Has Been Renamed R2D2 After The Star Wars Character

Kim Buckley
Kim Buckley

09:39 16 Apr 2019


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A road in Donegal has been renamed R2D2 after one of Star Wars most famous characters.

New signage on what was previously the R242 was unveiled yesterday to mark the location where scenes from the most recent movie, The Last Jedi, were filmed.

The name change to the road near Malin head has been approved by Donegal County Council.

Local Councilor Jack Murray first proposed the idea. He told Highland Radio the next step is to have the name change reflected on Google Maps and official documents. 'I think the R2D2's a very novel, catchy way - the road was the R242. It stands out, there's a road sign there where people can come and get their photo taken.'

'I suppose when you look at 'Game of Thrones' in Co Antrim... the benefits that they've reaped over there.'


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