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Newgrange, Ireland. The sun entering the passageway at Winter Solstice.

Newgrange - The sun entering the passageway at Winter Solstice. Newgrange is a prehistoric monument in County Meath, Ireland, about one kilometre north of the River Boyne. It was built about 3200 BCE, during the Neolithic period.

Labbacallee wedge tomb (Irish: Leaba Chaillí "Hag's Bed") is a large pre-historic burial monument, located 8 km (5.0 mi) north-west of Fermoy and 2 km (1.2 mi) south-east of Glanworth, County Cork, Ireland. It is the largest Irish wedge tomb and dates from roughly 2300 BCE

Labbacallee wedge tomb (Irish: Leaba Chaillí "Hag's Bed") is a large prehistoric burial monument, located 8 km mi) northwest of Fermoy and 2 km mi) southeast of Glanworth, County Cork, It is the largest Irish wedge tomb and dates from roughly 2300 BCE.

At Poulawack Cairn, a cairn dating from 3400 BC. The Burren, Ireland.

Megalithic sites of Ireland. At Poulawack Cairn, a cairn dating from 3400 BC. The Burren, Ireland.

Newgrange and the Winter Solstice

The passage tomb at Newgrange is probably Ireland's most iconic archaeological site and it is indelibly linked with the winter solstice.

Tens of centuries ago, amid Ireland’s iconic green, rolling landscape, the kings of Ireland were anointed on a hill of tremendous importance—a place where spirituality met with royalty, and mythical traditions began. The Hill of Tara, one of the most revered spiritual sites in Ireland, is a place where druids held festivals, priestesses were trained and shaman’s rites were performed. Dating back to about 4000 B.C., Tara’s importance to the Irish has withstood the test of time, and has…

an interesting fact - A Previous Pinner: The Hill of Tara, one of the most revered spiritual sites in Ireland, is a place where druids held festivals, priestesses were trained and shaman’s rites were performed. Dating back to about 4000 B.

Drombeg Stone Circle, County Cork, Ireland - Drombeg Stone Circle (also known as The Druid's Altar), is a Recumbent stone circle located 2.4 km east of Glandore, County Cork, Ireland. Drombeg is one of the most visited megalithic sites in Ireland and is protected under the National Monuments Act.

Drombeg Stone Circle (also called The Druid's Altar), is located east of Glandore, County Cork, Ireland

Glendalough, Wicklow

, Ireland Glendalough or Glendaloch is a glacial valley in County Wicklow, Ireland. It is renowned for its Early Medieval monastic settlement founded in the century by St Kevin, a hermit priest, and partly destroyed in 1398 by English troops.

Newgrange Passage Grave, Ireland. The tomb becomes fully lit during the Winter Solstice.

Newgrange

Newgrange Passage Grave, Co.Meath, Ireland, built around 3200 BC. The tomb becomes fully lit during the Winter Solstice. Exciting place to visit anytime of the year.

Winter - Bohemian Waxwing on snowy Mountain Ash berries.

The Rowan tree, symbol of peace and security.----------------------------------------term Rowan tree mentioned in Rosamunde Pilcher books---Bgs

Northern Ireland - Said to be the earliest datable Christian monument in Ireland. This carved Standing Stone at Kilnasaggart is inscribed to Ternohc who according to the Irish Annals died in 714AD.

Kilnasaggart Stone by NIrelandeye. "Said to be the earliest datable Christian monument in Ireland, this carved standing stone at Kilnasaggart is inscribed to Ternohc who, according to the Irish Annals, died in

Photograph The Famine Memorial. Dublin by Jaime GP on 500px

The Famine Memorial. Dublin by Jaime GP on DESCRIPTION The emigrant sculptures are in memory of the native Irish who were forced into emigration during the Great Famine years. Between 1845 and 1852 over a million left Ireland to escape starvation.

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