Winter Solstice is one of my very favourite days of the year. I see it as a major turning point from darkness towards light.
It’s also a day when I hear echoes of long ago and feel the call of the ancients.
The place that speaks most of antiquity to me around Tramore is Gaulstown Dolmen which is thought to date back to 3500 BC.
I have a theory that the dolmen was constructed so that it would catch the setting sun to symbolise dying.
Here is how it was at sundown this evening.
And, I love how the sun glinted through it: