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Irish familiar with legend of Bigfoot (Sasquatch)?


 
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2006 3:56 am    Post subject: Irish familiar with legend of Bigfoot (Sasquatch)? Reply with quote

In our area, there are legends of unseen big hairy ape-like creatures in the forests, called Sasquatch of Bigfoot locally.

Do people in Ireland ever hear about this legendary stuff on television much?

It came to mind this week, because I was working on one of my accessory web pages about a hiking trail about 20 minutes away from our home...

http://www.mdvaden.com/collings_mountain.shtml

That trail in the local national forest, has the only Bigfoot Trap in the United States. A group of people from the city of Eugene, about 3 hours to the north, actually carried heavy materials into the forest and built a giant trap for a Bigfoot.

No Bigfoots have ever been caught Very Happy

I watch the History and National Geographic television a lot here, but don't recall any imaginary creatures in your area. Are there any local legends there?

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2006 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are there any local legends there?

Plenty, in fact Ireland gave the world Halloween.
We also have leprechauns and the banshee, which may or may not be legends.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2006 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GPI wrote:
Are there any local legends there?

Plenty, in fact Ireland gave the world Halloween.
We also have leprechauns and the banshee, which may or may not be legends.


Are there any buildings or citizen groups associated with leprechauns or the banshee?

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2006 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Are there any buildings or citizen groups associated with leprechauns or the banshee?


Not as such.
What we do have is fairy bushes (usually hawthorn) or fairy forts which if disturbed are alleged to bring great misfortune to the person involved.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 26, 2006 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GPI wrote:
mdvaden wrote:


Are there any buildings or citizen groups associated with leprechauns or the banshee?


Not as such.
What we do have is fairy bushes (usually hawthorn) or fairy forts which if disturbed are alleged to bring great misfortune to the person involved.


I found a few web pages about those fairy forts.

So are they protected or avoided when areas of land are developed, or roads are built?

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