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.
Game of Thrones is an original series based on George R.R. Martin’s best-selling ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ series.
The official HBO website describes the blockbuster like this: “Summers span decades.
“Winters can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne continues.
“It stretches from the south, where heat breeds plots, lusts and intrigues, to the vast and savage eastern lands, where a young queen raises an army. All the while, in the frozen north, an 800-foot wall of ice precariously protects the war-ravaged kingdom from the dark forces that lie beyond. Kings and queens, knights and renegades, liars, lords and honest men...all play the ‘Game of Thrones.’