Winter Solstice Alignment in Killadangan, County 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.

Learn more at the Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail website.

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Tags: Events, folklore, solstice

Comment by Gerry Regan on November 27, 2015 at 9:47am

Brian, I urge you to also create an events listing for this. Events listings, once we feature them, remain on display on the home page till the event transpires. You'll find the link to accomplish this under the Today menu in the horizontal black 'navigation bar' atop each of WG's pages. And fault! We're delighted to have aboard!

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