Adding a Northern Ireland Category

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I need to add a Northern Ireland category to Great Britain. I used the other subcategories as a template, but its [[Category:Northern Ireland, Great Britain]] is still red.
in Genealogy Help by Richard Belcher G2G6 (6.3k points)
retagged by Lianne Lavoie
I fixed the category to be [[Category:Northern Ireland]], subcategory of [[Category:Europe]].

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A category link appears as red until you edit it and add something to the page. Generally that something should be a category, so in this case [[Category:Great Britain]].

That being said, I'm not sure this category should be called Northern Ireland, Great Britain. Great Britain isn't a country, so this doesn't quite follow the standards used elsewhere. I'd go with either just Category:Northern Ireland or Category:Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.

Thanks for helping to create categories! :)
by Lianne Lavoie G2G6 Pilot (420k points)
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Hi Margaret,

Yes, Northern Ireland is not connected with Great Britain (which comprises England, Scotland and Wales).  Hence the term - the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.


by Kevin Sands G2G6 Mach 2 (28.5k points)
Oh, good point. Wow, I wrote an answer about how the category shouldn't be called Northern Ireland, Great Britain, without even realising that Northern Ireland is not in fact on Great Britain. :) And I thought I was good at geography! Haha.

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