Lahinch Co. Clare
Irish Photography Prints - Ancient sites, Nature & the Stars.
I drove all night in 2015 to get this one, it was a cold night so I knew there would be a nice mist at dawn. This was taken at the September equinox and if you look at the shadows of the stones you can see that in a few months as the sun rises more and more to the south that on December 21st the sun will shine directly in the roofbox window and light the interior. I made a drone video that morning , it is narrated by Jim Fitzpatrick -
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.
I also film and edit music videos, see below for my latest work -
The Rolling Sun over Croagh Patrick on my youtube channel :