Tourism Ireland opens the door to Game of Thrones® in Ballintoy

~ 6th ‘Door of Thrones’ unveiled as Tourism Ireland’s 2016 Game of Thrones® campaign continues to showcase Northern Ireland to millions of fans worldwide ~

31 May 2016 – Episode six of season six of Game of Thrones® aired last night (Monday, 30 May) and Tourism Ireland unveiled its latest ‘Door of Thrones’ – this week in the Fullerton Arms in Ballintoy, the location for filming exterior Pyke shots and the Iron Islands in HBO’s fantasy drama.

Tourism Ireland is rolling out a major Game of Thrones® campaign until the end of June (when season six ends), showcasing Northern Ireland to millions of the show’s fans worldwide. The campaign involves a series of ten carved doors, each one telling the story of the latest episode. The doors have been created using wood salvaged from two trees at the Dark Hedges (otherwise known as the Kingsroad in Game of Thrones®), which fell during Storm Gertrude.

To date, the doors have been based on “The Red Woman”, “Home”, “Oathbreaker”, “Book of Stranger” and “The Doors”. Echoing scenes from last night’s episode, this week’s intricately-carved door features striking designs and depicts Targaryens and dragons. It is now hanging in The Fullerton Arms.

The first door (from episode one) is hanging in The Cuan guest inn in Strangford, near the filming locations of Castle Ward and Audley’s Castle. The second door is hanging in Fiddlers Green in Portaferry, near Quintin Bay. The third door, in the Percy French restaurant in Newcastle, is near Tollymore Forest Park; the fourth door is in Blakes of the Hollow in Enniskillen, near Pollagollum Cave; and the fifth door is in Frank Owens Bar in Limavady, near Downhill Strand.

Tourism Ireland has also unveiled its sixth – limited edition – Game of Thrones® stamp, another element of its campaign, produced in conjunction with the Royal Mail.