One of my favourite places in Ireland is the magical Cairn T in Loughcrew. It has a cathedral feel to it and it is to me the finest of the passage tombs. At about 4700 years old it is amazing that it still functions and yet every March and September during the equinox its inner chamber is still illuminated by the rising sun. Its a steep climb to the summit but worth it to see this wonderful place
Sli Na Caillaigh
On rolling drumlins dressed in gorse
A peak stands out, an ancient force
Place of Dannan monarchs rest
Mans endeavours truly blessed.
A shrine to Danu of the sun
Dam of each and everyone
Here her Spring and Autumn praise
Illuminate those brief few days
Her secret scripts and ancient lays
See Danu’s light in golden blaze.
Deep within that man forged hill
The science of the druid will
Reveal to those who chose to see
That nature shall forever be
In debt to gods of endless light
Composers of the day and night.
Ancients held aloft the chalice
In praise of them on Sli Na Cailli.
Dave Kavanagh January 2015