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Beltany Stone Circle


At Raphoe village, in County Donegal in Ireland, there is a great bronze statue on the green, titled “Earth Mother” by Maurice Harron. It depicts a pre-Celtic or druidic woman facing the North, where her shadow at midday falls on a rock in front of her. Her hands form a diamond or rhombus shape which projects onto the rock, like a symbol of fertility in homage to the nearby Beltany stone circle, named from the Bealtaine ceremonies which take place there. Follow the signs from here and you’ll find the stone circle roughly two miles from the South…

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