Many of you might be aware that Tourism Ireland have been running a video campaign relating to the Game of Thrones doors. Here’s the way they have described the initiative:
The Dark Hedges is a beautiful avenue of 18th century beech trees that features as The Kingsroad in Game of Thrones®. In January 2016 a storm swept the island, bringing down some of the famous 200-year-old trees. The wood from these fallen trees has been salvaged and turned into unique works of art in the form of crafted wooden doors.
Each door has been intricately designed to represent a different Game of Thrones® episode. Using iconic symbols and key scenes from the show, the doors work together to tell the tale of Season 6.
You know we like the concept of reusing here in Irish Landmark Trust, so we decided to share all the videos here on our website. Part of the reason we would like to share these videos, is because many of our properties are located near where the doors have been rehoused and in fact the Dark Hedges area is incredibly close to our Ballealy Cottage.
Nice to see close ups of the different door designs in these videos.
*Update 14th July 2016. Tourism Ireland have just shared a lovely video summarising the whole campaign and here it is. The other ten videos relating to the doors are also included within this post.
Door 2 is located in Fiddler’s Green pub, Portaferry, County Down.
Door 3 is located in the Percy French restaurant, near Tollymore Forest Park (also County Down).
Door 4 is located in Blakes of the Hollow pub in Enniskillen. We have one property in County Fermanagh, Triumphal Arch Lodge.
Door 5 is located in Frank Owens Bar, Limavady, County Derry.
Door 6 is located in Fullerton Arms in Ballintoy, County Antrim. We now have 8 properties in County Antrim: Ballealy Cottage, Blackhead Lightkeepers’ cottages x3 (including a new addition to our portfolio – Blackhead Cutter), Drum Gate Lodge, Kiln Wing, Magherintemple Lodge and The Barbican.
Door 7 is located in Gracehill House, County Antrim.
Door 8 is located in Mary McBride’s Bar, Cushendun, County Antrim.
Door 9 is located in Ballygally Castle Hotel, Ballygally, Country Antrim.
Finally, Door 10 is located in The Dark Horse on Hill Street, Belfast, County Antrim.