Game of Thrones Season 8 will air in Ireland at the exact same time as the US 11 months ago

Game of Thrones Season 8 will air in Ireland at the exact same time as the US

And now your watch begins.

There are certain traditions that Game of Thrones fans have come to expect. For example, any wedding will usually end with a series of grisly deaths that will emotionally scar those in attendance. Elsewhere, if you start to like a character, they're probably going to meet their maker very soon.

Aside from this, the standard fare of of blood, treachery, action, one-liners, battles, ice and fire will usually persist in every episode.

Another wonderful tradition sees those hardcore Game of Thrones fans stay up until the early hours of Monday morning to watch the latest episode and  on that note, we're delighted to confirm that Sky will continue their tradition of simulcasting Game of Thrones.

Basically, as they've always done, the latest episodes will air on Irish TV screens at the exact same time as our friends across the Atlantic watch it on HBO.

A spokesperson for Sky confirmed that the broadcaster will continue to simulcast the show and if you're a Thrones addict (be honest, who isn't?) then this is definitely good news.

After all, the Internet is dark and full of spoilers.FYI, if you see anyone online that's ruining any big moments, events or plotlines, you've our permission to embrace your inner Hound and wipe them all out!

The very early hours of 15 April can't come soon enough and if you haven't seen the trailer yet, JOE's deep-dive will do the trick.

The final series of Game of Thrones will air on the 15 April at 2am and it's repeated at 21:00 on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV. Again, the US transmission date is 14 April, this means the Irish transmission airs at at 2am when it will be a live simulcast.