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Ireland at the 2019 Rugby World Cup

Parades, Thrones And Wild Atlantic Way For #WRWC2017 Trophy Tour

Parades, Thrones And Wild Atlantic Way For #WRWC2017 Trophy Tour

The Women’s Rugby World Cup trophy was in Ulster this week and in addition to the many visits to schools and clubs, there was also a chance to take in some of Ireland’s beautiful scenery and some iconic ‘Game of Thrones’ locations.

En route to Ulster, the Women’s Rugby World Cup trophy was paraded through Ardee as the local marching band and various clubs welcomed the tour to the town.

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The trophy then moved on to stops in Dundalk, Belfast and Kingspan Stadium for the Ulster v Leinster GUINNESS PRO12 derby match.

Tourism NI also took the trophy to visit local radio stations as excitement builds in Belfast where the semi-finals and finals will be played.

The Ulster Barbarians wheelchair rugby team played host to the trophy on Monday with #WRWC2017 Ambassador Amy Fitzpatrick and Ulster and Ireland player Ilse van Staden playing their part.

The trophy then headed for Donegal with visits to Inishowen, Letterkenny and Bundoran and a chance to savour the wonderful scenery on the Wild Atlantic Way – a perfect place for travelling fans to spend a few days this August.

The epic ‘Game of Thrones’ TV series is filmed on location in Ulster and there was a chance this week to visit some of them including the Dark Hedges in Ballymoney which featured in season 2 and Ballintoy Harbour in Antrim which features in Theon Greyjoy’s return to the Iron Islands.

‘Game of Thrones; fans are eagerly awaiting season 7 this summer but rugby fans are even more excited about the Women’s Rugby World Cup thanks to the Trophy Tour – tickets are selling fast so don’t miss out and book today on ticketmaster.co.uk and ticketmaster.ie.

The tour heads back down the east coast over the next few days with stops in Ballynahinch, Boyne, Skerries and on to Wexford.

Follow the WRWC2017 Trophy Tour on www.rwcwomens.com/trophy-tour.