PICSPAM || Inch Abbey aka Moat Cailin in Game of Thrones

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

The weather was beautiful last week that I decided to go out again and take some photographs of the local beauty. This time, I went out to the ruins of Inch Abbey

The Cistercian abbey was founded by John de Courcy in atonement for the destruction of the Erenagh Abbey which was several kilometres south of the site of Inch Abbey in 1177. It was then inhabited by monks from Furness Abbey in Lancashire and the displaced Erenagh monks.

Most people may recognise the site as the location for Moat Cailin in the hit television programme, Game of Thrones This is the location where Robb Stark was named King of the North. A roof was computer-generated onto the ruins to make it appear as if they were eating in a great hall .There is also footage of Catelyn Stark walking past some of the existing walls to nearby trees. Those trees are there and Inch Abbey can be seen in the background. She is also seen walking towards a dungeon where they are holding a captive Jaime Lannister. Where Jaime was held, that was brought by the production crew.

If you would like to learn more about Inch Abbey, check this site here for more information. Without further adieu, may I present to you, Inch Abbey.



What I love most about the Game of Thrones inclusion of Inch Abbey as a location is that they feature Catelyn heavily. Michelle Fairley, who plays Catelyn Stark, is from Northern Ireland, specifically Ballycastle in County Antrim. I love that Northern Irish actors are on the scene now. 

Disclaimer: Screencaps from Game of Thrones here.

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