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The Best Travel Destinations In Ireland

Come with us on a journey around Ireland - North and South. We visit the most popular destinations and many more less well known - so you can see what it is really like and pick the perfect locations for you and your family to check out. If its "glamping" to George Best, Belfast to Dublin, Game of Thrones to Cliff's of Moher - we have you covered! Check out our exclusive videos, photos and reviews of iconic locations, hotels and restaurants . ConnollyCove is your number 1 site for travel tourism tips for your trip.

Gameofthrones-Ireland Locations

Visit the magical Irish locations that double as the landscape, homes and castles from the global hit fantasy television drama series “Game of Thrones”

Filming for the first season of Game of Thrones began in Northern Ireland on July 26, 2010, and the primary location was the Paint Hall Studios in Belfast City for the first 10 episodes of this record breaking fantasy world. Exterior scenes were filmed across Northern Ireland including Sandy Brae in the Mourne Mountains (standing in for Vaes Dothrak), Castle Ward (Winterfell), Saintfield Estates (the Winterfell godswood), Tollymore Forest (outdoor scenes), Cairncastle (the execution site), the Magheramorne quarry (Castle Black) and Shane's Castle (the tourney grounds). We have visited many of these sites - so you can see what attracted Game of Thrones to Northern Ireland.

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Chronicles-of-Narnia

Belfast gave us CS Lewis, who in turn gave us some of the finest stories written in the UK - from The Chronicles of Narnia to the Space Trilogy novels.

ConnollyCove visits CS Lewis boyhood home, where he travelled around Northern Ireland with his family and visits the locations that gave him much of the inspiration for many of his books and the amazing characters themselves. We go on a Narina trail in Belfast ( Campbell College and Newtownards Road) - visit Rostrevor in Co. Down and the amazing Dunluce Castle on the coastal route. Amazing sculptures have been created of Aslan the Lion and the main characters from the Chronicles - definately worth a visit for any CS Lewis fan. Check out more below -

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