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Tourism Ireland Unveils Final Section Of Game Of Thrones Tapestry

By Dave Simpson
Tourism Ireland Unveils Final Section Of Game Of Thrones Tapestry

Tourism Ireland's Game of Thrones Tapestry has been completed with the addition of scenes from the show's eighth and final season.

The medieval-style, hand-woven tapestry was created in 2017 by Tourism Ireland in partnership with HBO to commemorate the contribution that Game of Thrones has made to Northern Ireland.

The 87 metre long tapestry, which depicts the story that unfolded over the course of the eight seasons of Game of Thrones, is woven from linen supplied by Thomas Ferguson's in Banbridge and was hand-embroidered by a team at the Ulster Museum.

In the coming weeks, the tapestry will travel to Bayeux in Normandy, home of the world-famous 11th-century Bayeux Tapestry. It will be exhibited in the French town's Hôtel du Doyen from September until December of this year.

"Hugely Successful"

Tourism Ireland CEO Niall Gibbons commented, "Our Game of Thrones Tapestry has been hugely successful, attracting visitors from all over the world to the Ulster Museum and Belfast. The stellar popularity of Game of Thrones remains a fantastic opportunity for Tourism Ireland to promote Northern Ireland to a huge audience of potential visitors. Our aim is to engage with fans everywhere, to spike their curiosity about the landscapes and locations featured in the series, and inspire them to come and explore them for themselves."

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