Published: Tue, March 13, 2018
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Guess Which Actor Is Guest Of Honour At St Patrick's Festival!

Guess Which Actor Is Guest Of Honour At St Patrick's Festival!

Star Wars fans celebrated along with Mark Hamill yesterday as the actor received his very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Recently Avengers: Infinity War star Sebastian Stan told a fan at the Rhode Island Comic Con that he would be more than happy to play a young Luke.

The legend that is the one and only Mark Hamill is coming to Ireland to help us bring in our biggest national holiday.

"There are so many examples of Irish people and the diaspora achieving eminence across many different art forms and disciplines worldwide".

Ok so the photograph is a dead obvious giveaway but for those that don't recognise this man (shame on you!), Mark Hamill has been named as guest of honour for the inaugural St. Patrick's Festival 2018.

A film insider said: "It's a huge secret, but Jabba is returning to the Star Wars universe".

The new role was introduced to recognise Irish Diaspora and those with links to Ireland who have made a significant impact overseas. Mark's great-great-grandparents were Frederick Mumford, a young English sailor, and Mary Harvey, a recent Irish immigrant at the time, who married in 1864, after which they moved to Manhattan to raise a family. "The Force" will be strong at this weekend's Saint Patrick's Day Parade. Community groups and pageant companies from all over Ireland will come together to celebrate the parade theme Home Is Where the Heart Is through a variety of performances and street theatre around subjects such as precious moments treasured by the family clock and "Home" as a tribe, family and shared experience.

The parade will feature over 2,000 members of marching bands from across the country, floats, and performers, as it makes its way through the city.

Join the conversation online at #stpatricksfest on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or YouTube.

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