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Beggs Urges Use of Medieval Carrickfergus Castle to Enhance Local Tourism Potential

Ulster Unionist politician Roy Beggs MLA has spoken of the need for the NIEA to develop ‘Game of Thrones’ tourism the medieval Carrickfergus Castle and other such facilities to capture the imagination and enhance the tourism product that visitors might have when they visit Carrickfergus. Roy Beggs MLA asked the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment “How are the locations that have been used in the filming of ‘Game of Thrones” are being promoted to encourage additional tourism?” The Minister responded, stating “My Department, through the Northern Ireland Tourist Board and Tourism Ireland, has undertaken new campaigns to promote the various locations that are used in filming ‘Game of Thrones’.  Recently, at the invitation of NITB and Tourism Ireland, almost 20 journalist from around the world visited Northern Ireland to explore some of those locations, including the Dark Hedges near Ballymoney, as well as Cushendun, Cairncastle, Clenarm, Ballintoy and, on … Continue reading

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