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Tourism Ireland’s Game of Thrones Tapestry To Be Exhibited In Bayeux

By Dave Simpson
Tourism Ireland’s Game of Thrones Tapestry To Be Exhibited In Bayeux

Following the airing of the final season of Game of Thrones in April 2019, Tourism Ireland’s Game of Thrones Tapestry will travel to Bayeux in Normandy, north-western France, home of the world-famous 11th-century Bayeux Tapestry. The Game of Thrones Tapestry will be exhibited there from September 2019, near its historic counterpart, which was a key source of inspiration for its new neighbour.

Tourism Ireland commemorated the contribution of Game of Thrones to Northern Ireland with its medieval-style, hand-woven tapestry, created in 2017, to coincide with the show's seventh season The 80-metre long tapestry, which is woven from linen supplied by Thomas Ferguson’s in Banbridge and hand-embroidered by a team at the Ulster Museum, depicts some of the most memorable and iconic scenes from every episode of the series to date.

Following the worldwide release of the show's eighth and final season in April 2019, scenes from the last episodes will be added to the tapestry.

"A Fantastic Opportunity"

Tourism Ireland CEO Niall Gibbons stated, "Our Game of Thrones tapestry has been hugely successful. It has attracted visitors from all over the world to Northern Ireland, and has been seen by around 150,000 visitors to the Ulster Museum. 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."

The Game of Thrones Tapestry will be exhibited in the Hôtel du Doyen, within walking distance of the Bayeux Tapestry, from September to December 2019.

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