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Game of Thrones: Final stained glass window unveiled in legacy trail

Picture by Kelvin Boyes, Press Eye for Tourism Ireland
Picture by Kelvin Boyes, Press Eye for Tourism Ireland
Picture by Kelvin Boyes, Press Eye for Tourism Ireland
Picture by Kelvin Boyes, Press Eye for Tourism Ireland

The final giant stained glass window has been unveiled in Belfast to mark the dramatic final episode of Game of Thrones, which brought the successful fantasy epic to its close.

This week’s installation depicts the show’s iconic Iron Throne – complete with a built-in seat in front of the window, specially designed for selfies.

The Glass Of Thrones installation is part of Tourism Ireland’s new campaign to showcase Northern Ireland as Game Of Thrones territory to millions of fans worldwide so that the connection between the show and the province will be remembered long after the show leaves our screens.

This week, Tourism Ireland has also unveiled a video showcasing a behind-the-scenes look at how the about the windows were created.

Throughout the final season of Game of Thrones, six freestanding, stained-glass windows were erected in Belfast. They form a new Game Of Thrones trail, leading fans across the city to the final window at the Titanic Studios where much of the show has been produced.

The first five windows depicted key moments relating to House Stark, House Lannister, House Baratheon, House Targaryen and the White Walkers – located opposite Belfast City Hall, at the Waterfront Hall, the Lagan Weir, SSE Arena and SS Nomadic at Hamilton Dock respectively.

The HBO fantasy epic has been filmed on locations across Northern Ireland over the last 10 years and watched by millions of fans across the world.

Picture by Kelvin Boyes, Press Eye for Tourism Ireland
Picture by Kelvin Boyes, Press Eye for Tourism Ireland

Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, said the aim of the campaign was to highlight Northern Ireland to audiences across the world.

“We are delighted to continue our partnership with HBO once again in 2019, to highlight Northern Ireland – through the exciting events of Game Of Thrones – on the global stage,” he said.

Picture by Kelvin Boyes, Press Eye for Tourism Ireland
Picture by Kelvin Boyes, Press Eye for Tourism Ireland

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