I'm a grad student from the US. I'm currently in Ireland conducting research for my dissertation. I'm studying supernatural traditions connected to the landscape, and I was wondering if any forum members would be willing to talk with me about these issues.
I'm specifically interested in things like the M3 Motorway/Tara controversy, the destruction of forts and the consequences, and protests of development projects that threaten places with supernatural traditions connected to them.
I'm very interested in hearing what people think about these kinds of traditions and stories, and how they affect the way you think about different places and features of the landscape. Whether you believe in the supernatural side or not, do stories of ghosts or the fairies or other supernatural entities contribute to the way you think about certain places?
If anyone would be willing to talk to me about these things, please post here or send me a private message. I can also provide more information about my research if you have any questions.
Thanks for reading!