Monthly Archives: September 2019

Ireland 2019: The Rest of the Ulster Museum

Believe it or not, we actually saw other things in the Ulster Museum that had nothing to do with the Game of Thrones. Unless, that is, these dinosaurs are considered cousins of dragons:

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Ireland 2019: Game of Thrones and the Ulster Museum

On our fourth day in Northern Ireland my son-in-law Brian and I spent ten hours on a bus tour driving around County Down and checking out various Game of Thrones filming sites. We saw some beautiful scenery during those ten … Continue reading

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Ireland 2019: Our Game of Thrones Tour, Part Five — Tollymore

After packing up our cloaks and swords we left Inch Abbey and drove through the town of Downpatrick until we reached the A25 road and then we headed westward past the village of Clough until we reached the town of … Continue reading

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Ireland 2019: Our Game of Thrones Tour, Part Four — Direwolves and Monks

Well, we didn’t see any monks on our GoT tour because King Henry VIII either evicted or executed all of the monks in the British Isles between 1536 and 1542 and dissolved all of their abbeys. We did tour one … Continue reading

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Ireland 2019: Our Game of Thrones Tour, Part Three — Audley’s Castle

My mother’s name was Mary Audley Kenny. All her friends and relatives called her Audley. No one knows how she got her middle name. All her mother would say is that she read it in a book somewhere. Trouble is … Continue reading

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Ireland 2019: Our Game of Thrones Tour, Part Two — Castle Ward

It took usĀ  just a few minutes to drive the one and a half miles from the village square of Strangford to our parking spot just outside the walls of Castle Ward, known to Game of Thrones fans as Winterfell, … Continue reading

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Ireland 2019: Our Game of Thrones Tour, Part One — Strangford Lough

Friday was Shopping Day for my wife and daughter and grandkids but it was Game of Thrones Day for me and my son-in-law Brian. There are many companies that offer tours of GoT film locations in Northern Ireland. We chose … Continue reading

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