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Friday, September 13th, 2013

newgrangeThis one you might have to google to believe.

We booked a field trip about and hour out of town to see an ancient mound on top of a verdant hill that is older than Stonehenge and the pyramids. It lines up with the rising sun on Dec 22 (winter soltice) and allows the breaking dawn to illuminate an inner chamber. Bone fragments have been found but it seems to be more like a nod to the beginning of a new year and mans’ need to acknowledge something greater than himself.

All of these stones, tons and tons, were brought in before machines and horse power, dragged by men using ropes and logs as rollers. This whole edifice of rock is covered with sod and is beyond description as we did get to go inside .

No photos as it was a technology-free zone in homage to the spirit of it all.