Tourism Ireland Launches ‘Glass Of Thrones’ Campaign, Celebrates Legacy Of GoT Filming In N. Ireland
After a decade of filming and production in Northern
Ireland, HBO’s Game of Thrones is drawing
to a close. To commemorate the show’s final season and celebrate Northern
Ireland as Game of Thrones territory, Tourism Ireland has launched a new ‘Glass
of Thrones’ campaign which will see six freestanding stained-glass windows unveiled
across the city of Belfast as the eighth and final season unfolds.
The campaign, which was inspired by online fan search data,
will feature six windows highlighting a key House from the show, with a series of
panels depicting the most talked-about moments from the entire saga. Each
window will be large enough for fans to pose in front of, for photos and
The first window, revealed on 15APR in Belfast, depicts the
most searched scenes and storylines of House Stark – whose spiritual home Winterfell is set at
Castle Ward in Co Down, Northern Ireland. The window overlooks Belfast City Hall – home to
the city’s more traditional stained-glass artworks.
An interactive digital version of the Stark window has also
been ‘unlocked’ on Ireland.com/glassofthrones, where fans can explore the
intricate panels and scenes, upload a photo to create a digital, stained-glass selfie, and then
share that photo with friends and fellow fans on their social channels.
As season eight unfolds, six giant windows will appear
around Belfast, immortalizing the show’s epic battles, dragons, white walkers
and red weddings in stained glass, giving fans from all over the world a new Game of Thrones pilgrimage to visit and follow in the city where much of the hit show was filmed.