Game of Thrones films in Magilligan County Londonderry

Filming crew Game of Thrones is using the grounds of St Aidan's church in Magilligan to keep their trucks and filming equipment.

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Award-winning television series, Game of Thrones, is filming in Magilligan, County Londonderry.

Film operations are taking place in the woods under Binevenagh Mountain for the hit show's next series.

A local parish hall in Magilligan is providing the snacks to the cast and crew.

The HBO show has become a major part of Northern Ireland's film industry and many of its locations have become visitor attractions for its fans.

Portstewart Strand was closed to the public for a number of days in August due to filming for the popular television series.

The public have been advised that there will be high volumes of traffic on the Leighery Road on 22 September and 23 September.

Binevenagh mountain Filming for Game of Thrones is taking place in the woods under Binevenagh mountain

Parish Priest Fr Frank O'Hagan said that everyone can see the flood lights and trucks from their homes.

"This is an area known for it's beauty. I hope millions will get to see it across the world," he said.

"Everyone is talking about it."

Gerry Mullan, an SDLP councillor for the area, told BBC Radio Foyle that it was a great opportunity for Magilligan.

"Last year we had filming in the Roe Valley Country Park for the new Dracula movie and now Game of Thrones," he said.

"It is a beautiful romantic setting. The church nestles neatly in a lovely wooded glen at the bottom of the mountain.

"There is quite a lot of secrecy as to where the cast are staying.

"This is the perfect place for any television camera."

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