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MONDAY’S MAGICAL MOMENT: WICKLOW MOUNTAINS

This is the view of Saint Brendan’s Valley, or Glendalough Valley, as you travel the Military Road from Powerscourt Gardens to the monastic site of Glendalough, in the Wicklow Mountains.  The peak in the background is the Great Sugarloaf Mountain.  Less than an hour from Dublin, this is Ireland at its most beautiful!

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Copyright 2012                   Mary Jane E Clark

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MONDAY’S MAGICAL MOMENT: NEWGRANGE (BRU NA BOINNE), CO. MEATH

This is the magical Newgrange Tumulus, a part of the Bru na Boinne (Palace of the Boyne).  It’s a Stone Age necropolis built around 3200 B.C., 600 years earlier than the Pyramids at Giza and 1,000 years before Stonehenge.  As well as being a final resting place for the ancient kings, it is also thought to have been a center for rituals.  The alignment of the tomb with the rays of the rising sun on the winter solstice indicate a deeper, astronomical/astrological purpose……………no one is sure.  The white quartzite exterior is NOT  a recent addition and the stones were quarried on County Wicklow, over 70 km away, during a time predating the horse, cart and even wheel.   The Stone Age people of Ireland in no way resembled the Flintstones!

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Copyright 2012                      Mary Jane E Clark

MONDAY’S MAGICAL MOMENT: POWERSCOURT FOUNTAIN, CO. WICKLOW

POWERSCOURT, COUNTY WICKLOW, IRELAND

I loved this fountain in the gardens of Powerscourt House in the village of Enniskerry, Wicklow.

copyright 2009 Mary Jane E Clark

 

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