In Celtic Ireland, Samhain marked the division of the year between the light (summer) and the dark (winter).
This time of tuning into the seasonal shift and preparing for the darkness of the winter months ahead, is important.
Even today, as I stacked these logs in the shelter of the veranda, I couldn’t help but think about Samhain and its meaning as a custom and special tradition.
The Hill of Tara was associated with Samhain in Celtic Ireland, even though it pre-dates the arrival of the Celts themselves!
The passage to the Mound of the Hostages on the Hill of Tara, constructed some 4,500 to 5,000 years ago, forms the entrance and is aligned with the rising sun around Samhain.
This was constructed…
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