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The Stones in the Field of the Sun

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Full title: Athgreany Stone Circle: the stones of time
Creator / Author: Helen O’Clery

Item Type / Page count: Book / 203p

When Published: 1990

Publisher / Place of Publication: A. H. Morrison / Box 75, Old Chelsea Station, New York, NY 10113-oo75.

About: A well-illustrated book which tries to make sense of the purpose for which Athgreany Stone Circle was created. Drawing on mythology and astronomy, it tries to connect the monument, also known as the Piper’s Stones, with the equinoxes and the major pagan Celtic feasts of Imbolc, Beltane, Lughnasa and Samhain. Parallels are drawn with Newgrange and the possibility of Athgreany being a working solar calendar. Even the name Athgreany hints at such, meaning field or place of the sun.

ID number(s): 096267601

Chapters: Acknowledgements — List of illustrations — Themselves — Long shadow — Athgreany stone calendar –Mayday “It’s all there”— Scientific superiority — Possibilities – Conviction — Athgreany New Year  — No problem — It might be  — Irish dilemmas and Maltese analemmas — “You are on to something” – Appendix 1: The Goddess as Macha — Appendix 2: Samhain customs — Appendix 3: Samhain dues — Appendix 4: Samhain terrors — The Goddess as Boand — Bibliography.

Extra #1: Contains illustrations and photographs.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #3: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide.

Extra #4: View the entry for ‘Athgreany’ in the Placenames Database of Ireland.

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