Struggling Farm in Ireland Gets Boost Thanks to Game of Thrones
While the majority of the characters in the hit TV series “Game of Thrones” are dying one by one, it is a relief that in real life, the wildly popular show has actually helped save a struggling farm from going under by getting the services of its unique animals. Kenny Gracey, the owner of Forthill Farm […]
While the majority of the characters in the hit TV series “Game of Thrones” are dying one by one, it is a relief that in real life, the wildly popular show has actually helped save a struggling farm from going under by getting the services of its unique animals.
Kenny Gracey, the owner of Forthill Farm in Northern Ireland shared how the show contacted him to provide the animals to be used in the production of the first season of GoT and how it was the start of getting his farm back on track.
“I was going through difficult times and I’m not ashamed to admit it, I was struggling,” Gracey told the Great Big Story. “I was approached by “Game of Thrones” and they asked, could I supply rare and traditional animals for their production and I said, ‘Yeah, of course.’ So, this was Godsend to me,” he added.
“On the farm, we have the old traditional breeds, animals that are native to the British Isles, namely the Longhorn cattle, Jacob sheep and Saddleback pigs,” said Gracey.
The farmer boasts that majority of the animals that can be seen on GoT came from his farm and his engagement on the show led him “to a whole different world.”
“Here I was, a wee farmer from County Armagh. It just blew me away at the start,” Gracey recalled. “‘Game of Thrones’ afforded me the luxury, so to speak, of doing what I love, and that is working with animals.”
Gracey said that he had always loved animals, calling them the love of his life, because they have the capacity to reciprocate the love given to them ten times greater.
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