Do you like television, I mean, traveling? Do you love to pack up your laptop — I mean, suitcase — and fill it with battery life — argh, I mean, fill it with clothing — and take it with you because you have the password for your parents’ HBO Go so you can pretty much watch your shows anywhere as long as you have wifi, uggh, sorry, I mean: you have a great wanderlust and the desire to see the world beyond your window? Would you like to step out of your comfort zone and explore the world that your favorite fictional characters walk through during scenes, I mean — ahh — the world that real people did real things on for sooooo many years? Do you like Game of Thrones, I MEAN, DO YOU LIKE GREEN?! Well, you should visit Ireland! From the BBC:

The worldwide popularity of the HBO TV series Game of Thrones is to be used to attract more tourists to Northern Ireland over the next three years.

Much of the show is filmed on location in Northern Ireland. It will be used to promote the region, alongside the Giant’s Causeway and Titanic Belfast.

Launching a Tourism Ireland strategy, Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster wants to increase overseas visitor numbers to more than 2m a year by 2016.

She said: “In order to attract new and repeat visitors, Tourism Ireland will be seeking to capitalise on the huge popularity of Game of Thrones.

WINTER IS COMING. AND BY WINTER I MEAN TOURISTS. TO NORTHERN IRELAND. I’M SORRY IT HAS TO BE THIS WAY, NORTHERN IRELAND, BUT WHATEVER WORKS, I GUESS. BY WHAT RIGHT DOES THE BLOG JUDGE THE TOURISM BOARD. PS: SEND ME! I HAVE A TV BLOG! SORRY ABOUT THE CAPS, BYEEE!  (Via Warming Glow)

Comments (13)
  1. Destination wedding!

    • I don’t watch Game Of Thrones because I am the last person on Earth without either HBO or access to someone’s HBO GO password (accepting donations, though) so I’m assuming the twist in this wedding is going to be that the groom will have to fight one small asshole boy child and 4 or 5 dragons for his bride’s hand. Is that about right?

    • Whatever you do, be sure to partake of their bread and salt as soon as you get off the plane.

  2. The bar is long and full of whiskeys

  3. I’m not really interested in Game of Thrones tourism, but if they started marketing themselves as the place where they film those Kerrygold butter commercials, I’d consider a trip.

  4. Northern Ireland: like New Zealand, but less of a pain in the ass to get to!

  5. I googled Ireland and this came up, so I’m in.

  6. “I’ll go if my gay husband fights off an army of his fellow homos at our wedding!” – That poor straight girl who married the gay guy in that video earlier today

  7. Northern Ireland: The Most Beautiful Place To Be Decapitated

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