Winter Solstice Alignment at Ireland's Holy Mountain.

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Winter Solstice Alignment at Ireland's Holy Mountain.

Time: December 21, 2015 from 1pm to 2pm
Location: Murrisk, Westport, Co. Mayo, Ireland.
Website or Map: http://www.clogherheritage.co…
Phone: 094 9030687
Event Type: guided, tour
Organized By: Brían Hoban
Latest Activity: Nov 28, 2015

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Killadangan, Co Mayo

Winter Solstice began as a celebration of winter’s end, the cycle of life beginning anew. Killadangan, a scattering of stones strewn around a salt marsh on the shores of Clew Bay, draws you right back to those Neolithic times. The mossy monoliths connect through a winter solstice alignment to a notch in the hills opposite, but get there early – the sun sets behind the hills at around 1.45pm.

Details: Approx. 5km southwest of Westport, on the Louisburgh road.

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