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All Blog Posts Tagged 'Solstice' (2)

What a beautiful country we live in!

I was up at the Loughcrew Cairns this summer solstice - what an amazing place. 5,000 year old mounds built to celebrate/commemorate who knows what? They haven't lost any of their majesty despite the toll of the millennia.

A perfect blue sky at 9pm turned into a cloth of gold and purple with a dusting of tiny clouds for effect. Standing there I could see all the way to Fermanagh across Lough Sheelin which was shining like a golden pond in the evening…

Added by Beyond the Blarney on June 26, 2010 at 22:30 — No Comments

Learning about Newgrange

During Klara's Monday evening broadcast this week, a message from Daithi said he was testing transmissions from Newgrange. I'd heard the name, but didn't know anything about it, so I looked it up on Wikipedia. It's a restored Neolithic passage tomb that's 5,000 years old, with the passage aligned to admit the sun down a long passage into the interior on the morning of the Winter Solstice.

One of the Wikipedia links was to a video about the 2007… Continue

Added by MobyD on July 15, 2008 at 2:14 — No Comments

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