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Co.Antrim (or not??)


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vixen
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Hi out there, just new to this site and all I have found so far are fairly modern tales (if any) from Co. Antrim - Belfast in particular!. Speak to anyone from the country over here (there are still a few), and you will be given any number of gorey/spooky tales from not far outside of , and including Belfast. However, looking same tales up on websites seems to be like an Indian summer in January!!!! Anyone from Belfast out there who has tales from Belvoir Forest Park, the Giant's Ring, Stranmillis ( Friar's Bush) Cemetary etc., please drop off your tales. Surely we're more than just "The Troubles"?

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Hi Vixen, welcome to the

Hi Vixen, welcome to the website and thank you for posting.  When the site was first created eight years ago, we did not include Ireland at all, hence, with it being a fairly new addition it is a little bare for now, but, hoepfully we can develop it with help from people in Ireland.  So yes, lets hear some more about experiences in both North and the Republic of Ireland.

There are loads, especially with all the celtic culture and tales of the ancient Irish.  The Giants, Leprechauns etc etc.

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Re: Co.Antrim (or not??)

if you want... i have an off the shelf book that claims to be 'true irish ghost stories' ... which i was just going to chuck into oxfam... if you want it... let me know

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Re: Co.Antrim (or not??)

Thanks for the offer Jay, but it isn't the lack of available material (I have rather large amount of books) it's more a lack of there not being enough hours in the day to write about everything I want to see on the site. 

It is a never ending project.

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Would it work if you had people submit articles? Maybe have a separate forum for those of us who wish to submit, and memebrs can go through the piece first (takes a bit of the strain off you), then we just give you a "heid's up" for it to get added? As far as I remember I helped with a piece on Scottish water horses?

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Re: Co.Antrim (or not??)
Urisk wrote:

Would it work if you had people submit articles? Maybe have a separate forum for those of us who wish to submit, and memebrs can go through the piece first (takes a bit of the strain off you), then we just give you a "heid's up" for it to get added? As far as I remember I helped with a piece on Scottish water horses?

I think (and Ian would agree with me) that more submited articles would be a good idea - the articles so far submited have been excellent and it is sometimes better to get another angle on traditions from people who are local to the area in question; and may have more local research than is possible from someone researching from a different part of the country.
A lot of forum posts could actually be articles - and in some cases it might be better if they were submitted to be articles, it's just making that distinction.



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