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Standing on the summit of Seefin, Co. Wicklow you have a nice view of Poulaphouca reservoir, or Blessington Lakes, as it is more popularly known.
As I’ve written about in a previous post, the reservoir was created between 1937 and 1947 when the River Liffey was damned in order to build a hydroelectric station.

The name Poulaphouca can mean both 'Hole of the Pooka' or 'Pool of the Pooka'. The Pooka is a shape-changing spirit or fairy who is quite unpredictable in nature. In this instance the spirit was associated with a particularly deep stretch of the River Liffey next to an ancient megalithic site which, sadly, is now lost beneath the waters. Some accounts mention that the site was a Dolmen whereas others have suggested both a stone circle and giant standing stone.
To this day, many people report having strange encounters near the lakes and surrounding woods.
#seefin #pooka #wicklow #irishmythology #folklore #hiking #pagan #nature #newgrange #megalithic #ghost #faery #spiritual #ireland #celticmythology #dolmen #stonecircle #sacredgeometry

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Strange skies at #castlerigg • #stonecircle 🗿 ⭕️

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Changes are the only sure thing...🐛✨ Reserve of Stone Circles in Grzybnica 2017
#change #changes #only #surething #butterfly #stonecircle #grzybnica #2017 #photo #wonderfull #world #photography

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Close your eyes and open your heart 💟🌲🌱 Reserve of Stone Circles in Grzybnica 2017
#seetheheart #openyourheart #stonecircle #grzybnica #2017 #eyes #heart #tree #photo #wonderfull #world

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イギリス キャッスルリグ ストーンサークル
作られたのは3,000〜4,000年前とも言われる古代遺跡。
2011年撮影

Ancient ruins of mystery in the countryside of UK.

#イギリス #湖水地方 #ストーンサークル #キャッスルリグ #キャッスルリグストーンサークル #england #lakedistrict #stonecircle #castlerigg #castleriggstonecircle #uk

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This is a passage tomb called the Mound of the Hostages located at the Hill of Tara, the ancient spiritual centre of Ireland. built between 3350 and 2800 BCE, making it older than the pyramids and Stonehenge. It's entrance way in aligned with the sunrise of two ancient festival, Samhain (festival of dead ancestors and start of the new year) on the 7th of November and Imbolc (fire and fertility festival, associated with the goddess Brigid) on the first of February. It is said that the High King of Ireland who reigned at the hill of Tara had to be in Tara at Samhain or else the whole kingdom will be unlucky for the year. The mound was used for burials from the early Neolithic up to. There are an estimated 250 - 500 bodies buried in the mound, organised into layers under the passage. The dead were most often cremated, and their ashes and grave goods spread on the floor of the tomb. These grave goods include decorative pottery and urns, stone beads, and bone pins. The remains were then covered with stone slabs. With this method, layers of ashes and stone built up over time and successive burials. More burials occurred at this site in the Bronze Age. The ashes of dead King's and their families were more than likely the ones housed in it. The Lia Fáil (one of the 4 magical items of the Tuatha Dé Danann, if a rightful king placed his foot on it, it would let out a great scream) was also originally in front of the entrance but was moved to the location where it is now on the King's seat to mark the grace of the United Irishmen of 1798 who died in battle with the English army on the Hill of Tara. The mound of the hostages was a very sacred place in ancient pagan Ireland in the passage tomb itself on the walls there are various patterns on the wall which probably represent various pagan beliefs. The original name of the passage tomb is sadly lost to time, the name we know of it now comes from a 5th century AD High king of Ireland called Niall of the nine hostages, these "hostages" refer to how many kingdoms recognised him as their King, since there are only 5 Kingdoms in ancient Ireland that means that Niall was king of other lands also, possibly part of Scotland, Wales

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Visiting Stonehenge in the pissing rain is the perfect way to put your life and problems into perspective. These giant looming stones are a solid reminder that accomplishments can stand the test of time, but worries and fear do not. The people who first built Stonehenge are dead as fuck, their petty concerns and problems are long gone, but the beauty and magic of their great monument lives on, continuing to inspire sappy fucks like me thousands of years later. Thank you, ancestors.
#carpediem #andothersuchclichés #stonehenge #salisbury #neolithic #stonecircle #wondersoftheworld #britain #england #history #monolith #ancienthistory

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Can't believe it's been a week since we went to beautiful Stonehenge #stonehenge #salisbury #englishheritage #stonecircle #winterdays #winterdaysout

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One of a ring of stones circling a burial cairn outside Inverness ❄️ #scotland #archaeology #bronzeage #snow #exploring #stonecircle #outlander #sunset #winter

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Mary maiden Stone Circle #stonecircle #cornwalllife #explore @eyesofhaych

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We went for a rainy walk down to the stones, which we had to ourselves for once! I like to walk in a cirlce and touch every stone to feel all the love from their ancient energy. ♥️

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Renowned French Chef Paul Bocuse passed away yesterday at the ripe old age of 91. He influenced countless great chefs all around the world, and he will truly be missed. We will be open at @badbrewing today, continuing to be the best chefs we can in honor of this great man. Full menu available at www.goodbitestruck.com

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#Winter in #Ireland, where you need 1000 layers of clothes to leave the house.

#stonecircle #loghgur #Limerick

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I choose to believe this is a #fairy throne.

#stonecircle #loghgur #ireland #limerick

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