The Force was strong in Dublin for the premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and it wasn't just super-fans that turned out for the big event; stars of Irish music, TV and radio also gathered in the shadow of the world's biggest lightsaber - The Spire.

In case you missed it, here is the moment that the Spire was lit up to become the biggest lightsaber on Earth:

On what was a mild night in Dublin weather-wise, The Savoy on O'Connell Street became home to Stormtroopers and models from the film, much to the delight of eager fans.

The Dublin premiere took place shortly after the European premiere in London, which was attended by stars of the film such as Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Lupita Nyong'o, director JJ Abrams and celebrity fans including Benedict Cumberbatch, Simon Pegg, Brooklyn and Romeo Beckham and Felicity Jones, to name a few.

For our full gallery of images from the London premiere click here.

Game of Thrones star Liam Cunningham

Two Tube & RTÉ 2fm's Blathnaid Treacy

RTÉ presenter Blathnaid Ni Chofaigh

Actor Paul Ronan with a Stormtrooper

The Heathers' Louise and Ellie McNamara

Presenter Stephen Byrne and Shane O'Neill

Fair City's Maclean Burke

Red Rock's Cathy Belton

Today FM's Dermot Whelan

Moone Boy's David Rawle and Conor Cunniffe

Style expert Cathy O'Connor

Photos from the Dublin premiere courtesy of Anthony Woods and Disney.