Summer Solstice 2014 at the Hill of Tara



Summer Solstice was magical this year, the weather was glorious with a spectacular sunrise and sunset at the Hill of Tara, one of my favourite sacred sites.  I was there for sunrise and sunset on 21st June and again for sunrise on the morning of 22nd June.


A very curious thing happened on Solstice morning, as we were standing at Teach Cormaic waiting for the sun to rise over the horizon we noticed all the sheep in the field walked around to the east in single file to face the rising sun and then turned and walked away again.  Five minutes later they were all scattered around the field as normal, as if nothing unusual had happened.  The second morning, the sheep were there but didn’t pay any attention to the sunrise at all.    Photographs of both sunrises and the sunset available here.



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