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 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.
More in Entertainment
Then and Now: The Astounding Evolution of these Celebrity A-Listers
While fame and fortune surround today’s Hollywood A-listers, the following cultural icons did not always revel in their current status. It...December 10, 2017
Jim Carrey’s Fascinating Life Story Explains What Made Him So Famous
"SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSMOKIN'!" That's what actor Jim Carrey is! Known as one of the funniest actors in Hollywood, his talent has been chronicled...December 6, 2017
Outsmart Your Smartphone With These Simple Device Hacks
Let’s face it, sometimes it can feel like our smartphones have outsmarted us. With all of the features and functions your...November 29, 2017
Extremely Rare Biracial Twins Are Drop Dead Gorgeous At 18
Genetics and biology work in amazing ways, don’t they? The miracle of life is already incredible, and it seems to become...November 29, 2017
If Your Holiday Cards Don’t Look Like These, You’re Failing At Christmas
Meet the Bergerons. When they started sending out Christmas cards in 2003, it was just the two of them. Now, 13 years...November 29, 2017
We Do These Things Constantly, Even Though They’re All ILLEGAL
We manage to do a plethora of things every single day without even actually thinking about the legality of our actions....November 27, 2017
Why Are These Annoying, Everyday Sounds SO LOUD? These Will Make You Groan.
Okay, you caught us—these aren’t scientifically the loudest sounds that have ever happened… but they’ve certainly made all of us jump into the...November 27, 2017
When Naive, Innocent People Meet The Internet The Results Are Hilarious
Ah, sweet innocence. Nothing is more amusing than seeing it feebly attempt to protect the naive from the utter filth of...November 27, 2017
10 Disney Characters Drawn As People, And I’m Amazed
Most of us grew up seeing these characters. I’ve always imagined what they’d look like as people. These drawings satisfied my...November 27, 2017