Sunset over Trim and Tara County Meath
By bnitz on Jul 26, 2006
We had a Spanish student visitor for a short time. Her English improved quickly, so I haven't learned much Valencian or Spanish. Unfortunately, some neighborhood youths "welcomed" this group of students to Malahide by hurling stones at them. Our visitor was one of the most gentle and polite teenagers I've met in a long time. As a going away treat, we decided to take her to a couple of our favorite places in the nearby countryside, Trim and Tara in county Meath Ireland.
A friend once told me that Irish graves are often set to line up with the rising and setting Sun. The celtic crosses at the site where the top photo was taken appear to be aligned this way.
To someone unfamiliar with Irish history, the Hill of Tara may seem like an ordinary countryside hill with a few odd mounds and ditches on the top, but when I use my imagination and watch the ever-changing weather and light move over the Meath countryside, I've never been disappointed. I'd like to get up there on a clear moonless night before light pollution from housing developments and the new motorway exchange, blots out the night sky that the Celts were so familiar with.