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Loughcrew Cairns

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The Loughcrew Cairns are Neolithic tombs, dating back to 3,500 BC (Older than the pyramids). Each equinox, the sunrise lights the chamber of Cairn T, proving this ancient society were well acquainted with astronomy. Many stories are connected to this prehistoric site including that of the Cailleach or witch/goddess. According to the Legend, the Loughcrew cairns were formed by the Cailleach throwing rocks from her apron, jumping from hill to hill. It is said that she tripped and died and is buried on Patrickstown, one of the hills. The area, known today as Sliabh na Caillí or Mountain of the Witch, reflects this age-old story.


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The Loughcrew Cairns are Neolithic tombs, dating back to 3,500 BC (Older than the pyramids). Each equinox, the sunrise lights the chamber of Cairn T, proving this ancient society were well acquainted with astronomy.
Many stories are connected to this prehistoric site including that of the Cailleach or witch/goddess. According to the Legend, the Loughcrew cairns were formed by the Cailleach throwing rocks from her apron, jumping from hill to hill. It is said that she tripped and died and is buried on Patrickstown, one of the hills. The area, known today as Sliabh na Caillí or Mountain of the Witch, reflects this age-old story.


Main Specifications


SKUGC09
Weight15 grams
Height148 mm
Width105 mm
Depth2 mm
ManufacturerCeltic Myths
OriginIreland

Printed in Ireland from an original by Margaret McKenna

A6 4 page greetings card with blank inside.
Comes with C6 plain white envelope.
Contents wrapped in clear cellophane.

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