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Tourism Ireland celebrates Game of Thrones with stained glass installations

In case you’ve been living under a rock, the final season of Game of Thrones, the world’s most famous TV show, is currently airing.

To commemorate the show’s final season and celebrate a decade of filming in Northern Ireland, Tourism Ireland has crafted six freestanding stained-glass windows to appear across Belfast as the eight season unfolds.

Tourism Ireland’s ‘Glass of Thrones’ campaign has been inspired by online fan search data. Each window will highlight a key house from the show, with a series of panels depicting the most exciting and talked-about moments from the entire saga.

Each window will be large enough for fans to pose in front of, for photos and selfies.

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The first window, revealed last week 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.

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As season eight unfolds, six giant windows will appear around Belfast, immortalising the show’s epic battles, fire-breathing dragons, ice-blue white walkers and blood-red weddings in stained glass, giving fans from all over the world a brand-new Game of Thrones® pilgrimage to visit and follow in the city where much of the hit show was filmed.

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