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Navan Fort “Eamhain Macha” is an ancient monument in County Armagh, Northern Ireland located at 81 Killylea Rd., Armagh BT60 4 LD, Northern Ireland.
Navan Fort “Eamhain Macha” was a royal, ceremonial site that existed from 700 BC to 100 BC. Navan Fort was founded by Queen Macha, a beautiful Celtic warrior queen with golden hair. During her reign, Navan Fort was the royal capital of Ulster. The original site was circular and spanned 16 acres. The site is also associated with the ancient Celtic warrior Cuchulainn. In 332 AD the site was destroyed by fire, presumably the result of religious conflict between Pagans and Christians. What remains today is a large, grass covered mound where visitors can feel the ancient spirits from long ago.
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Photo taken of a statue of St. Michael the Archangel in Milltown cemetery, in West Belfast, Northern Ireland. Milltown is a historic, predominately Irish Catholic cemetery filled with Irish Republican casualties from the “Troubles.”
St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle.
Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou,
O Prince of the heavenly hosts, by the power of God.
Thrust into hell Satan, and all the evil spirits,
Who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls
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In 2009, I visited Belfast, Northern Ireland. While walking down a city road I was struck by children’s artwork displayed in a window. The theme of the artwork was sectarianism. The artwork communicated to me these children’s experience of living in a segregated and battle scarred society. It deeply saddened me that these young children obviously knew too well what sectarianism was – in my mind – an adult theme. Presented here are the photographs I took of their artwork hanging in the window.
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