17 Jul 2017
Beautiful tapestry showcases Northern Ireland's links with Game of Thrones®
Game of Thrones® season 7 has finally hit the screens. Northern Ireland is one of the main filming locations for the hit TV series, and to immortalise the unforgettable series locations, from Winterfell to the Iron Islands, Tourism Ireland has unveiled a giant, 77-metre long, Bayeux-style tapestry.
The epic tapestry brings to life the trials and tribulations of the show’s characters in its most heroic and infamous scenes.
The tapestry is made with linen from Northern Ireland and depicts Game of Thrones® seasons 1 to 6 - with blood red weddings, golden Lannister hair, emerald green wildfire, cold-blue White Walkers and jet black ravens. To explore the tapestry, visit www.ireland.com/tapestry.
The tapestry will be displayed in the Ulster Museum in Belfast, Northern Ireland, which will be open to the public from Saturday 22nd July, 2017.
Ballintoy, County Antrim
The Dark Hedges
Game of Thrones Tapestry
As season 7 unfolds, new sections of the tapestry will be revealed each week, capturing key events from the previous episodes. Tourism Ireland will unveil and share these new sections via social media, where fans will be able to watch time-lapse footage and cinemagraphs as new segments are created.
To learn more about the tapestry, fans can visit Tourism Ireland’s website, Ireland.com – where an interactive ‘Northern Ireland Game of Thrones® Tapestry’ app will allow followers to zoom in and explore details of the tapestry in full, reliving some of the best scenes from previous episodes.
Northern Ireland Game of Thrones Tapestry Teaser
Fans can use the Game of Thrones® Tapestry app to share favourite scenes with friends via social media and can link to pages showing where they were filmed in Northern Ireland.
Tips on how to plan a behind the scenes visit to Game of Thrones® Territory, can also be found on www.ireland.com/gameofthrones.
To learn more about Game of Thrones® filming locations in Northern Ireland and explore the new tapestry app, visit http://www.ireland.com/features/game-of-thrones-tapestry/
Notes to Editors:
High resolution images of the tapestry can be downloaded at the following link https://www.dropbox.com/sh/sh052lx3sznta1r/AADo8Ffw7xw_HNsjyEAVtxRsa?dl=0
Further media information:
Sarah Dee, Tourism Ireland
Tel: +353 (0)1 476 3436 / firstname.lastname@example.org
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