ahh Okay that makes sense. Northern Ireland helped fund it I guess. And yes, Winterfell among other things was filmed in N. Ireland. Hopefully the series is able to make a full run through all the books.
Damn Cersei. Probably the only one of the Lannisters that doesn't have any redeeming qualities whatsoever. I mean, Tyrion's a badass, Jamie's not that bad a guy (later in the series), and Ser Kevan's just... there.