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This Famous Game Of Thrones Location Has Been Damaged By Storm Doris

By Sarah

February 24, 2017 at 2:32pm

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The damage caused by Storm Doris was seen all over the country, with power outages, wheelie bins astray and trees uprooted in many areas.

The north-east of Ireland also suffered badly, and it's been spotted that one of the trees that make up the Dark Hedges, made famous by Game of Thrones, has fallen victim to the storm. 

The trees featured as the Kings Road in the HBO series, and are located near Armoy, Co Antrim. 

There were originally about 150 of the beech trees, which were planted more than 200 years ago.

However, time has taken its toll with only about 90 remaining.

And now Storm Doris has felled one more. Devastated.

"It's sad but we have to recognise the trees were planted in the late 1700s, so they're approaching 200 or 250 years old," Patrick Craig of the Dark Hedges Preservation Trust told the BBC.


This isn't the first time that the Dark Hedges trees have been affected by a storm, with a number of them destroyed in last year's Storm Gertrude.

"Beech trees are particularly vulnerable to coming down very suddenly," Patrick added.

The Trust plans to replant the trees so that future generations will continue to enjoy them.

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