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| Grange (Co. Limerick) |
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|Description ||A view along the entrance passage to Grange (also known as Lios) Circle in Limerick, Southern Ireland. At Summer Solstice the sun shines along this passage, into the centre of the circle, which is the 'largest and finest in Ireland'.|
You can see the 'V' notch in the stones on the opposite side of the circle, which could have framed the setting sun on Winter Solstice.
| Gosh! A nice photo...I'd love to visit Ireland, and some of the numerous archaeological sites... Nice to see the strong green grass too!|
| It's not called the 'Emerald Isle' for nothing! Ok if you like rain....... ;-)|
| PS: This was summer 2001, by the way.|
| "To hide the rocks which supported the bases of the stones, clay was packed down to a depth of over two feet across the entire area of the enclosure. So the entrance passageway, lined with upright stones, rises impressively from normal ground level to the elevated surface inside the circle."|
('Circles & Standing Stones', Evan Hadingham, 1978 edition)
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