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Happy St. Patrick’s Day Sale

In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day – a special deal on 8 x 10  black and white framed prints of Ireland available in My Etsy Store

Ring of Kerry Print
Ring of Kerry, Ireland
Ring of Kerry
Framed Ring of Kerry Black and White Print

 

Kylemore Abbey
Fine art, infrared, black and white photograph of Klyemore Abbey, County Galway, Ireland
Kylemore Abbey
Framed black and white print of Kylemore Abbey

 

Druid's Ring, County Kerry, Ireland
Fine art, infrared, black and white photograph of pagan, site in Kerry, Ireland
Druid's Circle
Framed black and white print of the Druid’s Circle, Kerry, Ireland

To view more photographs from my Ireland collection please visit Jacqueline LaRocca Photography

Feeling the Serenity of the Solstice

Galway Forest
Forest, Galway, Ireland

Feeling the Serenity of the Winter Solstice

In the Northern Hemisphere, the Winter Solstice is the darkest day of the year preceding the gradual return of sunlight.   These photographs represent to me the Winter Solstice based on their shadows and light found in serene, natural places around the world. To see more of my photographs please visit www.JacquelineLaRocca.com

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County Kerry, Ireland
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County Cork, Ireland
Lady Gregorys Ghost
Lady Gregory’s Estate, Galway, Ireland
Navan Fort. County Armagh, Northern Ireland
Navan Fort, County Armagh, Northern Ireland
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Rocks Park, Maryland
black and white photograph of the sun on the Winter Solstice
Sun on the Winter Solstice, Maryland

In Search of Spirits from Long Ago at Navan Fort, Armagh, Northern Ireland

Shadows on Navan Fort, Co, Armagh, Northern Ireland
Shadows on Navan Fort, Co, Armagh, Northern Ireland

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.

Photos available at www.JacquelineLaRocca.com

 

Tree at Navan Fort, Co. Armagh
Tree at Navan Fort, Co. Armagh
Steps at Navan Fort, Co. Armagh, Northern, Ireland
Steps at Navan Fort, Co. Armagh, Northern, Ireland