Lahinch Co. Clare
Equinox sunrise shining through the door at Grianán Ailigh Donegal or 'Stone temple of the Sun'. The fort is said to have been built by the Tuatha De Danann God and king of Ireland called The Dagda. My cousin told me many years ago that during the the equinox sunrise at Grianan of Aileach in Donegal a beam of light is created along the ground inside the fort as the sun rises. The beam only lasts for about 12 min. I took this photo in 2015 and as far as I know it is the first time this event was photographed from a drone. I removed the modern path to the entrance in the photo to give an idea of how it may have looked years ago.
I am from Lahinch in County Clare and have been visiting the ancient sites of Ireland since 2015. I am very interested how the doorway of stone circles always seem to be purposefully pointed at the sunrise or sunset at key times of the year. This suggests that the people who built these forts thousands of years ago had a deep understanding of astronomy and were more advanced than we give them credit for.
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