Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The Meadow of the Colt

Here's your correspondent at a Stone Age alignment in the shadow of Mount Brandon, Ireland's second highest mountain.

The three standing stones are aligned on the summer solstice. Originally there were at least four and probably five stones in the alignment. This was almost certainly a sacrificial site.

The Irish name for this site, translated is, "the meadow of the colt." I have been here many times, but this was the first time that there actually was a colt there. And a very friendly one, too, who wanted to come up and nuzzle our faces. A nice welcome to a very old place by a new soul.


Sanjac said...

Welcome home Rio, it looks like you had some fantastic weather during your travels.

Rio Arriba said...

Thanks. We had three days of rain at first, but then it cleared off and we had brilliant weather for the rest of the trip. No one should go to Ireland and not experience any rain! That would give you a completely wrong picture of the country. (It would also cheat you out of afternoons spent in country pubs enjoying the craic.)