Bru na Boinne: New Grange. Part-One.


I know it is a funny time to be starting to talk about the winter solstice, but I do not want it to interfere with Christmas.

New Grange is a very old and fascinating place in its own right, situated near to the Boyne river in Co. Meath, Ireland. No one knows who actually built it, but it is older than the Pyramids in Egypt. The ancient people living in Ireland at that time were moving from west to east and they worshiped both the Sun and the Moon. The heavens were part of their lunar calender and were needed for their agricultural year. Initially it was believed to be just a burial cairn. But this use came later, it was in fact a round platform, with ceremonies being carried out on the top of it.

New Grange, like Stonehenge in England were built for solstice activity. We have no…

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