Ireland has been getting some exceptionally glorious weather these last few weeks, to the delight of pretty much everyone except the Star Wars crew who are there filming Episode VIII.

The crew and cast – including Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley and Adam Driver – arrived at Belfast Airport last Friday, ahead of a weekend of filming at Malin Head in Donegal.

The sunny skies persisted through the weekend, meaning that on Sunday the film crew had to bring in hundreds of gallons of water to create the rain needed for a crucial scene.

There were reports of 20 trucks full of water driving to the set location.

Way to not live up to your meteorological reputation, Ireland!

On Monday the Star Wars entourage left Donegal and flew to Cork Airport, where they continued on to filming locations in West Cork and Kerry.

Mark Hamill in particular seems to be getting the most out of his time in Ireland – taking time to meet with a teenage fan in Northern Ireland who’s battling Hodgkins Lymphoma, interacting with fans on Facebook, and sharing his frustration at not being able to eat Taytos or Malteasers due to a strict diet.

Star Wars is currently filming in Brow Head, Co. Cork, where it looks as though they’re getting the more typically Irish weather they had anticipated.

Ireland’s bout of sunny weather and blue skies meant Star Wars had to bring in hundreds of gallons of water to Malin Head, Donegal, pictured above with the Millennium Falcon.Flickr user Grace Smith / Collage by Kelly O'Connell