The filming location of the last scene from Star Wars: The Force Awakens is a real island off the coast of Ireland where monks once retreated to connect with God. Now abandoned, Skellig Michael has never been populated by more than 12 people at a time, is actually the top of a 400-million-year-old mountain, can only be reached by boat, and is home to an ancient monastery and graveyard. Source Source 2 Source 3