Tracey - July '06
I am sorry you had a negative experience at Glenarm, however
I feel you are presenting a missleading picture of the event.
First of all there were plenty of signs all over the village
showing the cost of entry, and to be fair ten pound per person
is the price that most of these events charge and I found
that the Glenarm event offered much more for your money than
most. Your second point about the parking being some distance
from the event is also inaccurate. At most it was a five min
walk to the main arena, however there were a lot of activities
around the car parking area, from the chainsaw and willow
sculpting demonstrations to the animal shows, the vintage
rally and the trade and food tents. Overall I feel that this
year's event was a grand day out and well worth the entrance
Denise Spence - July 06
I just want to say how ridulous and disgraceful it was to
charge everyone entering the site '£10 EACH'. I think
£10 per car would have been more than ample!! I am medically
retired, my sister is a single mother with two teenage children
and I also had with me my OAP parents.
We were allowed to park the car some distance away from the
actual site but within the grounds of Glenarm Castle.
There were 'NO' signs indicating the price to enter the actual
site and I was absolutely horrified when we were requested
to pay £55 just to gain entrance onto the site alone.
This was meant to be a family day out and it turned out to
be a extortionate exercise, which we have agreed 'never' again
I heard other families complaining of the same and I think
this is an absolute disgrace.
Sally Griffiths - May '06
I love Gregor! He so strong!
Alison - May '06
Great site and article, very inspiring! (www.alisonharrisstrongwoman.co.uk
Daniel Carlin - June '05
I'm over on holiday from Scotland at that time and
I'm definitely will be making a visit. Of course I'll be supporting
my fellow Scotsman and idol, Gregor Edmunds. Come on Gregor!!!!
Richard James - January '05
Very interesting article! Great to see the women having a
go at the competitions, hope to come and vist in 2005! The
site presents the beauty of the surroundings and the brawn
of the competitions...great balance!
The True Celt Replies - August '04
I accept what you say regarding the last few years but surely
the time has come for these games to be identified and promoted
as being international. Having international recognition could
not be anything other than good for the participants in the
games. It would encourage more spectators from representated
countries to visit the spectacular venue. The local hospitality
industry would benifit and last but definitely not least it
would give a great boost to Northern Ireland's international
A True Celt - August '04
Congratulations! Superb photography of a great sporting event
but why The Clash of the Celtic Giants? It seemed more like
an international event to me....
Michelle O'Dowd of 'Extreme Production'
"Clash of the Celtic Giants has been the brand name for
the programme for 5 years. Within the last few years it has
most definitely become an international event but we have
found that people identify with this name and recognise it
as the place to find strength athletics at BBC NI."
(Straight from the horses mouth...
it doesn't come better than that! (Ed.)