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Pollnagollum Cave

Northern Ireland: Game of ThronesPollnagollum Cave: Hollow Hill

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Pollnagollum Cave is Ireland's longest, measuring over 16 kilometres in length. The system consists of a maze of interconnected stream passages and has proved popular with cavers and potholers. Non-cavers can walk down several flights of steps to a viewing plattform that sits opposite the main cave entrance. It's most attractive feature is a 12 metre waterfall that cascades down the limestone bluff above, before disappearing underground.

Pollnagollum Cave is part of the Marble Arch Caves Global Park, a stunning subterranean world of passages, caverns, grottos and sinkholes. The park's most popular feature with visitors are the Marble Arch Caves, which are accessible from March to October on a guided tour.

Key Scenes

On their way north to Riverrun, Arya, Gendry and Hot Pie run into some of Beric Dondarrion's men. They take pity on the children and invite them to a meal in a nearby inn. The situation escalates when several other members of Dondarrion's 'Brotherhood without Banners' turn up with a prominent prisoner - Sandor Clegane - otherwise known as 'The Hound' . The Hound reveals Arya's true identity, whereupon they are all taken to Hollow Hill, the secret hideout of the Brotherhood.  

Arya accuses The Hound of murdering her friend Mycah, and Beric Dondarrion decides to try him by combat. Beric takes on the fight himself, but his skills are no match for those of his opponent's. Believed to be dead, Clegane looks on in horror, as Dondarrion is resurrected by Thoros of Myr, the Red Priest (Season 3, Episode 4: And Now His Watch Is Ended).

More information on Northern Ireland's Game of Thrones locations can be found on Tourism Northern Ireland's official website, or via Northern Ireland Screen's free location app, which is available on IOS and Android.

 

 

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