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Sunday, 22 December 2019

Winter Solstice at Newgrange.

The solstice, this year, fell on the 22nd december and we made the trip to county Meath as the northern tribes have done for thousands of years to celebrate the turning of the darkness into light. Older even than Stonehenge or the pyramids of Giza, Newgrange has been a focal point for those who watch nature and feel compelled to follow its calling. The site faces south east and has a light portal that shines into the chamber at sunrise on each winter solstice, a few lucky ones get to see inside when this happens.

Facing south east just as the sun crests the horizon

The light reflects on the site facing it..

And casts our silhouettes upon the stones

Entering the chamber at sunrise

And inside 

The roof of the burial mound.

I hope the tribes from the north and indeed the rest of the world continue to visit at this remarkable time and honour those of us who have gone before.


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