The paranormal history of Belfast is one that has often been forgotten, buried under the decades of regional upheaval.
Author: Joe Baker
Publisher: Nonsuch Publishing, Limited
Category: Belfast (Northern Ireland)
The paranormal history of Belfast is one that has often been forgotten, buried under the decades of regional upheaval. However, for centuries, there have been stories and sightings of Belfast's resident apparitions. This title features a collection of such stories, from poltergeists to apparitions, sounds and smells to spooky manifestations.
The book accompanied an exhibition at Belfast Exposed itself and at the MAC, Belfast's Metropolitan Arts Centre. The exhibition ran from 10th May to 7th July
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Author: Declan Long
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Since the signing of the Good Friday Agreement in 1998 — the formal end-point of the thirty-year modern ‘Troubles’ — contemporary visual artists have offered diverse responses to post-conflict circumstances in Northern Ireland. In Ghost-Haunted Land — the first book-length examination of post-Troubles contemporary art — Declan Long highlights artists who have reflected on the ongoing anxieties of aftermath. This wide-ranging study addresses developments in video, photography, painting, sculpture, performance and more, offering detailed analyses of key works by artists based in Ireland and beyond — including 2014 Turner Prize winner Duncan Campbell and internationally acclaimed filmmaker and photographer Willie Doherty. ‘Post-Troubles’ contemporary art is discussed in the context of both local transformations and global operations — and many of the main points of reference in the book come from broader debates about the place and purpose of contemporary art in today’s world.
... Tales of the Banshee (Cork: Mercier Press, 1987) Byrne, P.F., Irish Ghost
Stories (Cork: Mercier Press, 1965) Burrow, ... 1990) Dunne, J.J., Haunted Ireland
, her Romantic and Mysterious Ghosts (Belfast: Apple Tree Press, 1977)
Author: Madeline McCully
Publisher: The History Press
From the Admore Banshee to the ghost in the Bog of Lettermuck, this collection of spine-chilling tales from across County Derry is guaranteed to make your blood run cold. This spooky selection features stories of unexplained phenomena, ghostly apparitions, death knocks and poltergeist activity and includes the tale of the phantom coach said to return to the White Horse Inn every seven years; the helpful ghost that inhabits Derry Opera House; the spirit children said to haunt Rosemount’s By-Wash and even a photograph of the Old Covent taken by a ghost. Drawing on historical and contemporary sources and including many first-hand experiences and previously unpublished tales, Haunted Derry will enthrall anyone interested in the unexplained.
As the name suggests, “Ghost Walk Belfast” (Wed, Fri & Sun; 1hr 15min; £8;
ghostwalkbelfast.com) offers a spooky journey through the dark entries and
alleyways of “haunted” Belfast. There are also walking tours (titanicwalk.com)
around the ...
Author: Rough Guides
Publisher: Rough Guides UK
The Rough Guides Snapshot Ireland: Belfast is the ultimate travel guide to Northern Ireland's resurgent capital. It leads you through the city with reliable information and comprehensive coverage of all the sights and attractions, from the Cathedral Quarter and Titanic Belfast to Cave Hill and the murals of West Belfast. Detailed maps and up-to-date listings pinpoint the best cafés, restaurants, hotels, shops, pubs and nightlife, ensuring you make the most of your trip, whether passing through, staying for the weekend or longer. Also included is the Basics section from The Rough Guide to Ireland, with all the practical information you need for travelling in and around both the Republic and the North, including transport, food and drink, costs, health, sport, festivals and events. Also published as part of The Rough Guide to Ireland. The Rough Guides Snapshot Ireland: Belfast is equivalent to 52 printed pages.
"Northern Ireland's troubles may be over, but peace has not erased the crimes of the past.
Author: Stuart Neville
Publisher: Soho Press
"Northern Ireland's troubles may be over, but peace has not erased the crimes of the past. Gerry Fegan, a former paramilitary contract killer, is haunted by the ghosts of the twelve people he slaughtered. ... In order to appease the ghosts, Fegan is going to have to kill the men who gave him orders"--Page  of cover.
BELFAST. HIGH POINT The ghost of a woman condemned as a witch has
roamed this overlook for hundreds of years. Barbara Houndsworth was
sentenced to be hanged after an unlucky series of events struck this village. An
outbreak of ...
Author: Dennis William Hauck
In almost every town in America there are places where strange things happen. The perfect companion to The International Directory of Haunted Places, this revised and updated edition of Haunted Places is both a fascinating and unusual travel guide as well as an indispensable casebook for those interested in the paranormal. From buildings and parks believed to have resident ghosts and poltergeists to areas where Bigfoot or UFO sightings are most frequently reported, Haunted Places will lead you to more than 2,000 sites of paranormal activity across the United States. Organized alphabetically by state, each entry is referenced to an extensive bibliography of sources-with descriptions, addresses, phone numbers, Web sites, and travel directions provided for all locations.
Release on 1863 | by Belfast Naturalists' Field Club
Belfast Naturalists' Field Club. haunted by the ghost of his murdered wife , the
founder sought to expiate his sins and enormities by the endowment of this
monastry ; and in the seclusion thus afforded , endeavoured by a life of
asceticism to ...
Belfast BELFAST FLAXWORKS The Belfast Flaxworks , a former linen mill in the
historical preservation district in Belfast , is haunted by the powerful presence of
Helena Blunden , a woman who spent her life working there . Born in 1892 ...
Author: Dennis William Hauck
Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
An international guide to paranormal phenomena describes more than 750 haunted locales around the world, including sites of ghostly visitations, UFO landings, sacred shrines, and mysterious creatures, accompanied by precise travel directions, telephone contact numbers, available internet addresses, and more. Original.
Release on 1905 | by Belfast Natural History and Philosophical Society (1821-)
Belfast Natural History and Philosophical Society (1821-) ... There is a belief in
Dublin that to have any dealings with a ghost means death within the year .
Another town of ... After his death “ his spirit ” haunted the place for many a day .
Author: Belfast Natural History and Philosophical Society (1821-)
The Haunted Battleground Jonathan Steele. Belfast in Northern Ireland, where
the IRA and British emissaries met secretly for months in 1974 for an “exchange
of views,” long before formal negotiations began. The Turkish Government has ...
Author: Jonathan Steele
“Fine modern history . . . [Steele] demolishes some Western myths about Afghanistan that betray short memories and government spin.” —The Economist A masterful blend of graphic reporting, illuminating interviews, and insightful analysis. Ghosts of Afghanistan is the first account of Afghanistan’s turbulent recent history by an independent eyewitness. Jonathan Steele, an award-winning journalist and commentator, has covered the country since his first visit there as a reporter in 1981. In Ghosts of Afghanistan, he turns a spotlight on the numerous myths about Afghanistan that have bedeviled foreign policy-makers and driven them to repeat earlier mistakes. Steele has conducted numerous interviews with ordinary Afghans, two of the country’s Communist presidents, senior Soviet occupation officials, as well as Taliban leaders, Western diplomats, NATO advisers, and United Nations negotiators. Steele cautions that military victory will elude the West just as it eluded the Kremlin. Showing how and why Soviet efforts to negotiate an end to the war came to nothing, he explains how negotiations today could put a stop to the tragedies of civil war and foreign intervention that have afflicted Afghanistan for three decades. “In this original look at the West’s obsession with Afghanistan the ghosts include, of course, the inevitable innocents who fall in war but also the public myths, official lies and inconvenient truths that lie behind so much of the bloodshed there.” —Seymour Hersh, The New Yorker “Steele has covered events in Afghanistan for many years, and he skewers with palpable glee the myths and half-truths that are peddled by politicians, generals, official spokesmen, and too many commentators.” —The Observer
Ghosts and Strange Phenomena of the Pine Tree State Charles A. Stansfield, Jr.
Did a UFO Buzz the ... The Pact of the Twin Sisters At the dawn of the twentieth
century , twin sisters were born to a family up in Belfast . Lucille and Linda , as ...
Author: Charles A. Stansfield, Jr.
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Tales of pirates, witches, and other amazing denizens of the state of Maine. A fun look at spooky legends and stories of the paranormal, including the guardian spirit of Portland Head Light, the preacher and the cats from Hell, the ghost of Marie Antoinette, the ghost who toasts independence, and the logger who befriended the Devil. Other titles in series: Haunted Connecticut Haunted Delaware Haunted Jersey Shore Haunted Massachusetts Haunted New Jersey Haunted New York Haunted Pennsylvania
A Belfast Child is a tale of divided loyalties, dark secrets and the scars left by hatred and violence on a proud city - but also a story of hope, healing and ultimate redemption for a family caught in the rising tide of the Troubles.
Author: John Chambers
Publisher: John Blake
Category: Political Science
John Chambers was brought up on Belfast's notorious Loyalist Glencairn estate, during the height of the Troubles. From an early age he witnessed violence, hatred and horror as Northern Ireland tore itself apart in civil strife. Kneecapping, brutal murders, and even public tarring-and-feathering were simply a fact of life for the children on the estate. He thought he knew which side he was on, but although raised as a Loyalist, he was hiding a troubling secret: that his disappeared mother - whom he'd always been told was dead - was a Roman Catholic, 'the enemy'. In a memoir of rare power, John explores the dark heart of Northern Irish sectarianism in the seventies and eighties. With searing honesty and native Belfast wit, he describes the light and darkness of his unique childhood, and his teenage journey through mod culture and ultra-Loyalism, before an escape from Belfast to London - where, still haunted by the shadow of his fractured family history - he began a turbulent and hedonistic adulthood. A Belfast Child is a tale of divided loyalties, dark secrets and the scars left by hatred and violence on a proud city - but also a story of hope, healing and ultimate redemption for a family caught in the rising tide of the Troubles.
We all believed the old mansion was haunted. We would often meet in the
orchard at night and if ... It was rumored that these ghosts were two old ladies
who had occupied the house for many years. The grounds were overrun with
rabbits, rats, ...
Author: John Rickerby
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The Other Belfast is the story of a boy's life between 1933 and 1953 in Belfast, Northern Ireland, before "the troubles" officially began and Belfast became known internationally as a terrorism hot spot. It is the story of a child's struggle to bond with a distant father, to survive the schoolyards and streets where boys emulated "hard men" role models, to understand the divisions between the Irish people, and to simply be a child in a rough and tumble world. From the sublime joys of love and friendship to the terror of nighttime bombing raids by the German Luftwaffe during World War II, The Other Belfast is a journey of the spirit into a long-forgotten world as seen through the eyes of an adventurous and irrepressibly joyful child.
At a very numerous and respectable meeting , assembled at Belfast , on Tuesday
the 18th inst . to celebrate the success of the independent interest , the ... May the
spirit of the constitution live , and may we never be haunted by the ghost of it .
... not see her profile well enough to tell anything for sure. Then the figure turned
in his direction. The face that had haunted him for weeks appeared framed in the
window for just a second and then disappeared as she turned to hear something
Author: Robert Snow
When North Irish separatist, Sean Dunnigan, accidentally wounds a bystander during an attack on a sensitive military project, he is torn with guilt. After visiting her in the hospital, ostensibly to assure himself that the victim, Judith Fenley, will survive, he becomes obsessed. When Judith is released from the hospital, Sean approaches her again. Their relationship is cautious at first, but they are soon deeply in love. There are barriers to face. She is a Protestant of English parents. He is Catholic. Little by little, they face their differences: religion, politics, the whole issue of Ulster Independence, his role as a freedom fighter, and how best to end it. Just as it seems that their problems are resolved and a new life lies ahead, however, tragedy strikes. The story ends with a twist from a totally unanticipated anglea hint that there may be hope for the future.
Mysterious Places and Haunted Houses of Early Australia Valerie McKenzie.
Atkinson and William Ruthledge obtained their land grants from the Crown did
the town Atkinson called ' Belfast ( although the harbour was always referred to
The Ghosts of Belfast Fegan has been a “hard man,” an IRA killer in northern Ireland.
Author: Stuart Neville
Publisher: Soho Press
The Ghosts of Belfast Fegan has been a “hard man,” an IRA killer in northern Ireland. Now that peace has come, he is being haunted day and night by twelve ghosts: a mother and infant, a schoolboy, a butcher, an RUC constable, and seven other of his innocent victims. In order to appease them, he’s going to have to kill the men who gave him orders. As he’s working his way down the list he encounters a woman who may offer him redemption; she has borne a child to an RUC officer and is an outsider too. Now he has given Fate—and his quarry—a hostage. Is this Fegan’s ultimate mistake? Collusion When Detective Inspector Jack Lennon tries to track down his former lover, Marie McKenna, and their daughter, his superiors tell him to back off. But now an assassin stalks Belfast, tying up loose ends for a vengeance-driven old man. As Lennon unravels a conspiracy that links his daughter to a killer named Fegan, the line between friend and enemy blurs.
Today printers, management, and parttime staff stand resolutein their beliefthat
the listed Belfast buildingis 'severely haunted and inhabitedbyat least one
supernatural entity'. The mostcommon experience at theplantover thelastten
Author: Dara de Faoite
Publisher: Maverick House
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Reports on sightings of UFOs over County Roscommon in 1997 set in train a passionate interest in the paranormal and inspired Dara deFaoite to write this probing and scholarly book. Paranormal Ireland goes beyond recounting stories of ghosts, haunting, strange creatures in woods and poltergeists to reveal a rare insight into what science has failed to explain.Superbly readable Paranormal Ireland recreates from interviews and notes the appearance of big cats in Tipperary, sightings of UFOs over Roscommon, the harrowing experiences of a family in Galway at the hands of a poltergeist, amongst other mysterious tales. DeFaoite has produced a book with all the feeling and depth of fiction but more shocking because it’s true. It also includes a Travel Guide to the Paranormal in Ireland.
Also featuring in the report was Cathie Bankier, whose husband Robert's death
on a pavement near the Markets in Central Belfast in May 1971 had haunted the
young journalist Kevin Myers.22 She noted that 'Bob was on the front page of ...
Author: Andrew Sanders
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
How 'The Troubles' in Ulster defined the Scottish and British military experience post-WW2.