Posts Tagged ‘summer solstice’

“O most honored Greening Force,

You who roots in the Sun;
You who lights up, in shining serenity, within a wheel
that earthly excellence fails to comprehend.

You are enfolded
in the weaving of divine mysteries.

You redden like the dawn
and You burn: flame of the Sun.”

– Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179), Viriditas


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Townleyhall, a passage tomb just north of Brú na Boinne, is aligned to the rising sun of the Summer Solstice.

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Carrowkeel’s Cairn G, a passage tomb in the west of the country, is aligned to the setting sun of the Summer Solstice.

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The Grange Stone Circle at Lough Gur in Co. Limerick has a solstice sunrise alignment.


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