Iron Throne Honoured in Tourism Ireland’s GoT Trail
It’s the final week of Tourism Ireland’s 2019 Game of Thrones campaign and the latest in their ‘Glass of Thrones’ trail has been unveiled in Belfast’s Titanic Studios.
Throughout this final season of GoT, the marketing body erected six stained-glass windows in Belfast. The aim was to ensure the connection between the series and Northern Ireland – where much of show was shot – will be remembered long after it leaves our screens.
This week’s installation represents the show’s iconic Iron Throne. It comes complete with a built-in seat in front of the window, specially designed for great ‘selfies’. After almost a decade of the show’s characters fighting over its ownership, fans from around the world can now take a chair overlooking the very studios that brought GoT to life. Tourism Ireland say their message is: “Come to Northern Ireland and take your rightful place on the throne”.
As the show finally drew to its much talked about close this week, Tourism Ireland also unveiled a new video about the stained-glass windows. It’s a behind-the scenes look at how these artworks were created.
To view the online video, click here. The film is being promoted to fans and potential visitors via Tourism Ireland’s social platforms. These include Facebook (around 4.37 million fans worldwide), Twitter (520,000 followers) and YouTube.
In creating the windows, Tourism Ireland analysed a decade’s worth of fan search data to identify and categorise the world’s most loved scenes, characters and themes. Illustrators then visualised these findings. The finished designs were then brought to life with every detail meticulously hand-stained by artists. They created everything in glass from direwolves and bloodied daggers, to house sigils and dragon scales.
Each week after one of the final episodes aired, Tourism Ireland unveiled a new window in Belfast. This resulted in a brand new “fan trail” leading visitors across the city. It starts at the first installation at City Hall, ending at Titanic Studios.