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Game of Thrones season 6 spoiler alert: ███ █████████ seen filming major battle scene in Saintfield, Northern Ireland

Published 11/09/2015

Northern Ireland's creative industry has been boosted by hugely popular phenomena like Game of Thrones, which is filmed here
Northern Ireland's creative industry has been boosted by hugely popular phenomena like Game of Thrones, which is filmed here
Maisie Williams plays Ayra Stark in Game of Thrones
Lead Game of Thrones tour instructor William Kells 'beheads' a tourist as part of the Winterfell experience at Castle Ward on August 13, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
Emilia Clarke in Game Of Thrones
A close up of a Game of Thrones tour guide's costume and sword in Strangford on August 13, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
A display case featuring some of the costume jewellery used in the Game of Thrones television show as made by Steensons jewellers in Glenarm on August 13, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
Game of Thrones fans, the Preziotti family from Washington D.C, USA walk along Strangford Lough on a Game of Thrones tour trail on August 13, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
A Game of Thrones fan takes a 'selfie' beside a plaque at Ballintoy Harbour on August 13, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
A Game of Thrones fan visits a tree lined road known as The Dark Hedges on August 13, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
Game of Thrones actress Maisie Williams picking up an award on behalf of the show after it made the Guinness Book of Records for the largest TV drama simulcast (GWR/PA)

Game of Thrones fan site Watchers on the Wall has reason to believe that a huge battle is being filmed in Saintfield, Northern Ireland with "many northern armies fighting including the Umbers, the Boltons, Wildings and more".

*Proceed with caution: Possible spoilers beyond the ice wall*

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The Game of Thrones ice wall is actually a disused cement works in Co Antrim

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Jon Snow fans' hopes have soared with the latest report, suggesting he may not only be alive, but involved in the season six climax.

Kit Harington's character was stabbed and left looking very much dead by his own Night's Watch comrades after he joined forces with the Wildings to help repel and flee the White Walkers at Hardhome last season.

Now, Harington (whose name we have redacted in the headline) was apparently seen taking part in the shooting and was allegedly spotted in the area with co-star Iwan Rheon, who plays Ramsay, though the site's wording was vague.

Some reports reckon Jon Snow might have 'warged', embodying the mind, of his direwolf Ghost. Others think Melisandre will channel the Lord of Light and revive him so he can lead the northern armies against the Boltons, but really, no-one knows anything.

Actress Maisie Williams who play's Arya Stark in filming at Carnlough. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press
Actress Maisie Williams who play's Arya Stark in filming at Carnlough. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press
HBO's TV show Game of Thrones actress Maisie Williams who play's Arya Stark pictured getting into the water during filming at Carnlough, in Northern Ireland. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press
HBO's TV show Game of Thrones actress Maisie Williams who play's Arya Stark pictured getting into the water during filming at Carnlough, in Northern Ireland. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press
HBO's TV show Game of Thrones actress Maisie Williams who play's Arya Stark pictured getting into the water during filming at Carnlough, in Northern Ireland. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press
HBO's TV show Game of Thrones actress Maisie Williams who play's Arya Stark pictured getting into the water during filming at Carnlough, in Northern Ireland. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press
HBO's TV show Game of Thrones actress Maisie Williams who play's Arya Stark pictured getting into the water during filming at Carnlough, in Northern Ireland. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press
HBO's TV show Game of Thrones actress Maisie Williams who play's Arya Stark pictured getting into the water during filming at Carnlough, in Northern Ireland. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press
HBO's TV show Game of Thrones actress Maisie Williams who play's Arya Stark pictured getting into the water during filming at Carnlough, in Northern Ireland. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press
HBO's TV show Game of Thrones actress Maisie Williams who play's Arya Stark pictured getting into the water during filming at Carnlough, in Northern Ireland. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press
Game of Thrones fans, the Preziotti family from Washington D.C, USA walk along Strangford Lough on a Game of Thrones tour trail on August 13, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
Lead Game of Thrones Winterfell tour instructor William Kells waits for the next tourist group to arrive at Castle ward on August 13, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
Game of Thrones Magheramorne quarry film set which doubles as 'Castle Black' on August 13, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
Game of Thrones tourists take photographs of one another as they visit a beech tree lined road known locally as The Dark Hedges on August 13, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
Game of Thrones fans are given archery lessons similar to that seen on the television programme on August 13, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
Lead Game of Thrones tour instructor William Kells prepares to 'behead' a tourist as part of the Winterfell experience at Castle Ward on August 13, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
Adam Morrison from the Winterfell Tour hangs up Game of Thrones costumes on August 13, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
The Game of Thrones Magheramorne quarry film set which doubles as 'Castle Black' on August 13, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
Lead Game of Thrones tour instructor William Kells prepares to 'behead' a tourist as part of the Winterfell experience at Castle Ward on August 13, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
A tour tram drives past the Titanic film studios on August 13, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
Costumed Game of Thrones fans walk towards Audleys Castle as they enjoy a themed tour trail on August 13, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
Lead Game of Thrones Winterfell tour instructor William Kells interacts with tourists at Castle Ward on August 13, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
Game of Thrones tourists take photographs of one another as they visit a beech tree lined road known locally as The Dark Hedges on August 13, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - AUGUST 13: A Game of Thrones bike trail bicycle awaits the next group of tourists at Castle Ward on August 13, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. According to recent audited figures from Northern Ireland Screen, the HBO produced fantasy adventure television series Game of Thrones has contributed an estimated £110m to the Northern Ireland economy. Many local companies have profited from providing services during production creating more than 900 full-time and 5,700 part-time jobs in the process. Due to the popularity of the series various locations highlighted on screen have become tourist attractions around the province. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - AUGUST 13: A display case featuring some of the costume jewellery used in the Game of Thrones television show as made by Steensons jewellers in Glenarm on August 13, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. According to recent audited figures from Northern Ireland Screen, the HBO produced fantasy adventure television series Game of Thrones has contributed an estimated £110m to the Northern Ireland economy. Many local companies have profited from providing services during production creating more than 900 full-time and 5,700 part-time jobs in the process. Due to the popularity of the series various locations highlighted on screen have become tourist attractions around the province. Steensons jewellers, a local business, make the costume jewellery for characters to wear on screen and are now licensed to sell a replica range of items to the public. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - AUGUST 13: A woman takes a photograph of her son dressed in a Game of Thrones costume at Castle Ward on August 13, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. According to recent audited figures from Northern Ireland Screen, the HBO produced fantasy adventure television series Game of Thrones has contributed an estimated £110m to the Northern Ireland economy. Many local companies have profited from providing services during production creating more than 900 full-time and 5,700 part-time jobs in the process. Due to the popularity of the series various locations highlighted on screen have become tourist attractions around the province. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - AUGUST 13: A Game of Thrones tourist dressed in costume walks along a beech tree lined road known locally as The Dark Hedges on August 13, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. According to recent audited figures from Northern Ireland Screen, the HBO produced fantasy adventure television series Game of Thrones has contributed an estimated £110m to the Northern Ireland economy. Many local companies have profited from providing services during production creating more than 900 full-time and 5,700 part-time jobs in the process. Due to the popularity of the series various locations highlighted on screen have become tourist attractions around the province. The Dark Hedges doubled for the Kings Road in series two and featured major character Arya Stark played by actress Maisie Williams. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
A Game of Thrones fan visits a tree lined road known as The Dark Hedges on August 13, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
Game of Thrones tourists Kevin Recher (L) and Kathrin Trattner (R) from Austria pose for photographs at Audleys Castle on August 13, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
A close up of a Game of Thrones tour guide's costume and sword in Strangford on August 13, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
Lead Game of Thrones tour instructor William Kells 'beheads' a tourist as part of the Winterfell experience at Castle Ward on August 13, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
A Game of Thrones fan takes a 'selfie' beside a plaque at Ballintoy Harbour on August 13, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
A display case featuring some of the costume jewellery used in the Game of Thrones television show as made by Steensons jewellers in Glenarm on August 13, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
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Replica of the Game of Thrones dragon eggs
Secret service: Peter Firth, who reprises his role as Harry, with co-star Kit Harington, of Game of Thrones fame
Game of Thrones is the biggest TV production to be filmed in Northern Ireland
The aftermath of the chaos caused by White Walkers in Belfast's Custom House Square, where the fountains have been frozen solid.
03rd June 2015 ?William Cherry/Presseye The aftermath of the chaos caused by White Walkers in Belfasts Custom House Square, where the fountains have been frozen solid. Big things continue to happen around Northern Ireland with Games of Thrones spilling out into the real world, where the hit TV series is filmed. Its all part of Tourism Irelands latest campaign, created in partnership with HBO to showcase Northern Ireland around the world. Over the past few weeks, Tourism Ireland has been organising a series of Game of Thrones-themed stunts with fantastical props from the hit TV series appearing in surprising locations around Belfast and Northern Ireland. Further information: Elaine Moore/Clair Balmer, Tourism Ireland Tel: 07766 527719 Sinead Doyle, MCE Tel: 07912 059230
The aftermath of the chaos caused by White Walkers in Belfast's Custom House Square, where the fountains have been frozen solid.
The aftermath of the chaos caused by White Walkers in Belfast's Custom House Square, where the fountains have been frozen solid.
The aftermath of the chaos caused by White Walkers in Belfast's Custom House Square, where the fountains have been frozen solid.
The aftermath of the chaos caused by White Walkers in Belfast's Custom House Square, where the fountains have been frozen solid.
The aftermath of the chaos caused by White Walkers in Belfast's Custom House Square, where the fountains have been frozen solid.
The aftermath of the chaos caused by White Walkers in Belfast's Custom House Square, where the fountains have been frozen solid.
The aftermath of the chaos caused by White Walkers in Belfast's Custom House Square, where the fountains have been frozen solid.
The aftermath of the chaos caused by White Walkers in Belfast's Custom House Square, where the fountains have been frozen solid.
The aftermath of the chaos caused by White Walkers in Belfast's Custom House Square, where the fountains have been frozen solid.
Prime Minister David Cameron during a visit to the Titanic Studios in Belfast, where they saw the film sets for the TV drama Game of Thrones. Photo: Stefan Rousseau

Both Harington and the showrunners have repeatedly confirmed that Jon Snow is "deader than dead", but the number of sightings are beginning to make this look like a poorly-kept secret, and certainly suggest he is there for more than a simple funeral scene. If Sam Smith can lie through his teeth about not doing the Bond theme, Jon Snow can surely still be alive, right?

Speculation for season six is particularly rife as the HBO series has now overtaken George RR Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire novels.

It's been a long, long wait for sixth book The Winds of Winter, but earlier this week an editor for Spanish publisher Ediciones Gigamesh, which owns the rights, insisted that it would finally reach shelves sometime in 2016.

Martin, who once promised to have the series completed almost 20 years ago, has been cancelling public appearances and passing up other Thrones projects to focus on finishing it.

Game of Thrones season six is expected to air next April.

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Kit Harington as Jon Snow, left, in a scene from Game Of Thrones (HBO/AP)
Kit Harington as Jon Snow, left, in a scene from Game Of Thrones (HBO/AP)

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