• Cyril McAree

Weaving Is Coming Along Nicely! Tourism Ireland Adds Scenes To It's Game Of Thrones® Tapestry

It’s week seven of Tourism Ireland’s Game of Thrones® campaign which is rolling out around the world to coincide with season 7, showcasing Northern Ireland to millions of fans. Tourism Ireland has released another time-lapse video of the weaving of the latest section of its Game of Thrones® tapestry, hanging in the Ulster Museum in Belfast.

This week’s section of tapestry includes a collection of scenes from “Beyond the Wall”, episode 6 of season 7: after Jon’s raiding party beyond the Wall successfully captures a Wight to take back as evidence for Cersei, the group is besieged on a small island surrounded by thin ice and the Night King’s army of the dead. With Thoros dead, and the rest of the group surrounded by Wights, Daenerys arrives with her dragons Drogon, Rhaegal and Viserion. Before Daenerys’ dragons can do any more harm to the Night King’s army, the Night King is able to kill Viserion with a giant ice spear. After the shock of seeing Viserion fall, the remaining survivors of the northern raiding party are forced to make a hurried escape on the back of Drogon – leaving Jon behind, to be saved at the last minute by his uncle Benjin.

Click here to see Tourism Ireland’s video of the new tapestry panels – representing “Beyond the Wall” (episode 6) – being created.

As well as the time-lapse video, Tourism Ireland has also released a cinemagraph (or “living” photograph) again this week as part of the campaign – it’s an animated version of a scene from episode 8 of season 5, “Hardhome”. Jon and the wildings are attacked by an army of Wights led by the White Walkers. As the survivors sail away, they witness the Night's King resurrect the deceased Wildlings as Wights.

Tourism Ireland’s campaign is under way across the world in 12 different markets – including Great Britain, the United States, Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, India and the UAE.

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