About this piece
Our handcrafted pewter miniature of Skellig Michael is a much sought-after gift for anyone who has visited the islands, or for any true Star Wars fans who are collectors of unique and handcrafted products.
The Skellig Islands are some of the most iconic images of Ireland. Rising from the sea off the coast of County Kerry, Skellig Michael reaches a height of 218 metres above sea level and was named after Saint Michael the Archangel. Skellig Michael's fame has risen dramatically due to being used as a location in both Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens and Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi.
This pewter sculpture is a thoughtful Irish gift for the home, as a souvenir or for anyone missing the wonders of home.
- Made in Ireland
- Made of Irish pewter
About the Maker
Mullingar Pewter combines traditional handcrafted techniques that take many years to perfect, along with modern advances, producing wonderful heritage gifts. Pewter has existed since ancient Egyptian and Roman times (as an alloy of tin mixed mainly with copper and antimony), and came to Ireland 800 years ago, becoming popular among the wealthy and for ceremonial purposes.
In 1974, Paddy Collins opened his workshop in the town of Mullingar, County Westmeath. It is here in the Irish midlands that Paddy revived the ancient craft of pewter manufacturing in Ireland.