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Loughcrew Cairns

 
Today being a typical lazy Sunday we decided to take a walk. We ended up in County Meath at Loughcrew Cairns. Believe me the hill doesn’t look tall but when you start to walk up it you start to have a different opinion. Fairy cold but we all enjoyed the walk and we got some good photos.
Loughcrew, possibly the oldest cemetery in the world, tells of Ireland’s neolithic cultures, shrouded in myth and mystery. One legend has it that the so-called burial mounds were created by a witches flying overhead and dropping pebbles on the landscape. Sounds hard to believe but who’s to say otherwise?
The tombs are located on three different hills. The largest of the three Cairn T has a vernal and Autumunal Equinox which is when the chamber becomes illuminated with sunlight.

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7th April 2013

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