Thursday, December 15, 2011

Newgrange and Trim

Home again from a delightful trip to Ireland. The people we met were so warm and friendly, the food was a delicious surprise, and the music kept us out until the wee hours.

Standing outside the 5,000 year old burial tomb of Newgrange with Melinda, my sister in law and fellow explorer. She was an ideal travel companion with a good sense of direction, a taste for adventure, and an interesting intellect.
The construction of these burial mounds is mind boggling. Stones were acquired from all over the country and it would have taken considerable man power to bring them to the mound.

Notice the symbolic swirls featured on this rock outside of Newgrange. The interior was decorated with designs as well. During the winter solstice, the morning light comes in through the entrance and lights up the passage for 17 minutes.

Not far from Newgrange, is the lovely Trim castle. We had a great tour here. Many of the guides we met had a knack for story telling.




8 comments:

Admin said...

Nice Post

It's Miller Time said...

Looks like you had lots of fun! I'm jealous!

reta said...

About Asia
nice picture i love that .

Missy said...

I'm putting this on my bucket list....riiiiiiight now.

Jord said...

What a great trip! I love the pictures.

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