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The beautiful shape of the Celtic cross with embellishments from nature where the usual knotwork would normallu be. Stirling Castle Graveyard

Swamp sculpture in Eastern Ireland… isn't this amazing???? We travel to Ireland

Celtic: 6,000 Year Old Megalithic Tomb -- One of the oldest monuments in the world -- Poulnabrone Dolmen, County Clare, Ireland

Celtic cross in graveyard at Bonamargy Friary in Ballycastle, Co. Antrim. The friary ruins are supposed to be haunted by the 17th century prophet and recluse Julia McQuillan aka the "Black Nun". She chose to live here all alone after the friary fell out of use. Legend has it, that she plunged to her death from the 13th step of the friary stairs. It was her wish to be buried right underneath the chapel entrance so that everyone entering the friary would have to trod on her grave.

Thatched cottage near Kinnitty Castle in County Offaly, Ireland. Like something out of a fairytale, this thatched cottage is behind the castle, at the foot of the Slieve Bloom Mountains and with a Celtic ring of stones in the foreground (the castle is located on ancient druid ceremonial ground).

Claire's fingers brushed his own away, and touched the stone, caressing, as though touching flesh, gently tracing the letters, the grooves worn shallow, but still clear. " ‘JAMES ALEXANDER MALCOLM MACKENZIE FRASER,' " she read aloud. "Yes, I know him." __Quote from Dragonfly in Amber by D.Gabaldon

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Your Shot: Ireland Pictures

Church Cemetery, County Clare Photograph by Andrew Leahy Church ruins and surrounding cemetery in Doolin, County Clare, Ireland - This so reminds me of the trip we took with my Dad, looking for markers for his family.

Tens of centuries ago, amid Ireland’s iconic green, rolling landscape, the kings of Ireland were anointed on a hill of tremendous importance—a place where spirituality met with royalty, and mythical traditions began. The Hill of Tara, one of the most revered spiritual sites in Ireland, is a place where druids held festivals, priestesses were trained and shaman’s rites were performed. Dating back to about 4000 B.C., Tara’s importance to the Irish has withstood the test ...

There are the circles again, we walk in footsteps of our ancestors, they knew it long before we came to this world. >Drumcarbit Rock Art, Malin, Co. Donegal

General Cemetery, Nottingham - Too bad this tree wasn't cut down before it ruined the stone. The stone is in good shape except the damage (the crack) caused by pressure from the tree. I'm assuming this is slate and the engraving is certainly beautiful - #Cemetery #Grave #Tombs #Graveyard #GraveStone #Cementerio #Tumba #Lápida #Sculpture #Escultura