Join us on Wednesday, 21st December when we will mark the moment of the symbolic death and rebirth of the sun on the Winter Solstice, celebrating Mother Earth’s seasonal rhythms. A moment in time when the sun’s waning of daylight hours is reversed and the light begins to grow again. Our guide Seán, will take us on a journey that will lead us through our sacred mythological landscape.
Together we will take a journey back in time and hear how this was a very important date on the old Celtic Calendar. So important, that our ancient ancestors left us a monumental site – Bru na Boinne / Newgrange. The Winter sun enters through the light-box above the entrance and slowly embraces the inner chamber with light and warmth – life ! We celebrate this date here on the Hill of Uisneach, in the same manner we imagine our ancestors did. . . Recalling our departed and holding them close as this long day’s sun rests, chronicling the lore of past, reminding our younger kindred of continued traditions while creating a safe space for them to engage with what is Mother Nature and all that she provides.
Our ancestors may have spent the days leading up to the Winter Solstice and the couple of days afterwards, completing the final yearly routines of gathering, curing, killing, collecting, nesting and celebrating this wondrous season of rest and rejuvenation in the company of their loved ones. . .