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Post#1 » Tue Jul 18, 2006 8:35 am

I am an Irish fan of Tolkien and have been for almost twenty five years. Discovering Middle-Earth has led me to discover a world of different writers that I might otherwise never have discovered. As a youngster I loved the Greek, Norse and Irish myths and legends, getting into Tolkien was like rediscovering those tales. Last year I visited New Zealand and it was so easy to see why Peter Jackson chose this country to film in.

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Post#2 » Tue Jul 18, 2006 8:38 am

Welcome, Macangearr!

I'm new here myself, but I'm quickly discovering that PT is a wonderful place!
Enjoy your stay!


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Post#3 » Tue Jul 18, 2006 8:52 am

Hey and welcome to PT Macangearr :happyelf:
Im from Norway and Ive been at PT since last year , still loving it :)Everyone is very helpfull and friendly.
So you have visited New Zealand , how I envie you !!! Ive always wanted to visit your country it so beautifull as some describe it ?
See you around in the threads:wavehello: SHARE AND ENJOY :)

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Post#4 » Tue Jul 18, 2006 10:06 am

Hello Macangearr.

Welcome to PT, I am fairly new myself and I am loving it here. Everyone's so friendly.

I have to say that I am also jealous of you having visited New Zeland! I would love to go there, what's it like? I am planning to visit Ireland next year, (I live in England), is there any area you would suggest I visit?


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Post#5 » Tue Jul 18, 2006 10:11 am

Hello and Welcome, i too envy you, i would give up most things to visit that country, i am glad though that a reader of Tolkien has seen the place where it was filmed, it just makes me want to go there even more!!

Welcome again...........

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Post#6 » Tue Jul 18, 2006 11:54 am

My rip to New Zealand began in Christchurch(I have relatives there). This is a beautiful city set in a kind of hollow among the Port Hills. Took a day trip to Kaikoura to see whales. Did see one but got seasick and only saw the first of four) :( From there I went to Wellington, which is aptly known as the 'Windy City' . Had a city tour part of which went to Mount Victoria, there are houses here built on the side of the hill with no access except by private cablecar. It was kind of weird. Here too I had a LOTR tour with a guide who claimed he play an extra in the second movie(he was a standard bearing elf of the leves who came to Helms Deep). Anyway, he had good stories and was a good guide which was just as well as there is no physical evidence of the film anywhere. We did see Peter jackson's studio from the outside, well outside. We also saw the ship used in King Kong. From Wellington I went to Queenstown set on a beautiful lake Wakatipu(some of the names in New Zealand are truly wonderful. had a lakeshore cruise on a 93 year old steamship. Took a bus trip to Fox Glacier and the small village nearby. Had a helicopter trip up onto the glacier, landed for about ten minutes then flew back down. From Fox, went to Greymouth and took the Tranz-Alpine Express across to Christchurch for one more day them began the long trip home. I have photos on a website if anyone wants to see them. Don't want to post the URL here(not just sure of the ettiquette involved yet) but if someone knows how I can without breaking rules I will.

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Post#7 » Tue Jul 18, 2006 5:04 pm

Macangearr, welcome to our happy family. :happyelf: I've been to Ireland: spent a half an hour there. :orcgin: Even though I was told not to, I got off the plane to touch the tarmac. Later that day I had lunch in Germany and then spent two weeks in Southern Spain.

Enjoy your self and I'll see you around the place. :elfcool:
'Share and enjoy'

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Post#8 » Tue Jul 18, 2006 10:40 pm

o my GOD!
how are things goin back there?
i havent been for a year :(
my family's finances are, low
god i miss it
where abouts are you?
i used to live right along the blackwater...on the kerry side
i have "lived" there for like, 5 years i think
something like that
im a real american boy now!
Californian even ;)

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Post#9 » Wed Jul 19, 2006 12:49 am

Don't want to post the URL here(not just sure of the ettiquette involved yet) but if someone knows how I can without breaking rules I will.

Hello and welcome! :wavehello: You can e-mail the link to and we will take a look to see if it is ok. You will find the website rules and the FAQ if you go to Website Help or Help/FAQ just below the banner at the top of the page. :happyelf:
"Don't complain under the stars
about the lack of bright spots in you life."
Henrik Wergeland, Norwegian writer

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Post#10 » Wed Jul 19, 2006 4:39 am

Macangearr, welcome to our happy family.
I have also been to Ireland and can't wait to return someday. I really loved it there. I have a nephew working in Galway.
Have fun exploring our site and we look forward to sharing some of your insight into Tolkien's Middle Earth.

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