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.
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.
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.