Those of you who know me can honestly say you never know where I’ll turn up, this week it’s in magickal Ireland. Home of fairies and legends, kings and craic, Ireland does not disappoint. There has been a lot written lately about the magick of Ireland, and I tip my furry wool cap to those writers, but this is how I do … Ireland. As both an anthropologist and a ritualist burial sites excite me to no end. I’ve seen tombs big and small, bog bodies, and sacred bones. This trip around I was looking forward to visiting the “Hag’s Bed,” a neolithic tomb site.
The sign at the site reads :
This is one of the biggest wedge-shaped gallery graves in the country. These graves were erected in many parts of Ireland during the early Bronze age around 1500 B.C.E. and are particularly common in the South-West of Ireland. This tomb consists of one large and one small chamber covered by three massive capstones. The burial chamber is surrounded by a stone cairn flanked by further upright stones in a U-formation. Excavation in 1934 produced inhumation burials and fragments of pottery, bone, and stone.
Magickal Ireland: Equinox at the Hag’s Bed
My friends also made a film of this event, you can watch here
The burial mounds here at the Hag’s Bed dates to over 4,000 years ago. It is full of magickal energy and power and I highly recommend visiting if you are in this part of Ireland. Like it’s larger cousins, Newgrange and Knowth, these tombs illustrate the importance of ancestral worship and Pagan magick in Ireland. Have you been here ? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below. As always if you have enjoyed what you read here please remember to share, share, share !