Antiquity is something we tend to take a little bit for granted in Ireland and we are surrounded by signs from the past.
Yesterday, as the world seemed to be caught up in Sunday shopping for Christmas, I found myself drawn to one of the many dolmens which can be found around Co. Waterford.
Ballinageeragh Dolmen is thought to have been erected by a Stone Age farming community about 5,000 years ago as a ceremonial place for their funerals. Originally, there may have been a wooden enclosure around it where cremations took place.
The very sight of the dolmen opens up the world in so many ways and highlights the extent to which each of us in this moment is connected to a very distant past and no doubt a distant future.