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Second stained glass window unveiled in Belfast Game Of Thrones legacy trail

Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Pic Shows: Ciaran Doherty, Tourism Ireland Stakeholder Liaison Manager – Northern Ireland pictured at the second of Tourism Ireland’s Glass of Thrones installations at the Waterfront Hall. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Sarah Tulloch

By Sarah Tulloch

A second giant stained glass window has been unveiled in Belfast to mark the latest episode in the final season of Game Of Thrones.

The unveiling outside the Waterfront Hall, where stars flocked for the series' European premiere earlier this month, follows the release of the latest episode in the fantasy epic.

The window is the second of six that will be erected each week across Belfast as the new episodes are shown on the small screen.

The first was unveiled last week opposite the main entrance to Belfast City Hall, just hours after UK superfans stayed up until 2am to watch the first of the six final episodes.

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Pic Shows: Ciaran Doherty, Tourism Ireland Stakeholder Liaison Manager – Northern Ireland pictured at the second of Tourism Ireland’s Glass of Thrones installations at the Waterfront Hall. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

Each window will highlight a key House from the show, with a series of panels depicting the most talked-about moments from the entire saga.

The latest installation represents the trials and tribulations of House Lannister with the first window representing House Stark.

Each window will be large enough for fans to pose in front of, for photos and selfies, so they can recreate their own Game Of Thrones photo opp.

Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

The stained glass panes have been designed by hand illustrators and are being stained by an artist in Bangor, Co Down.

By the end of series eight, the windows will 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 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.

Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

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.

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.

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