At Bealtaine, May 1st, The ancients lit fires on the hilltops to celebrate the coming of summer and of purity and hope. The bonfires were also said to be a way of tribes communicating with each other as they could be seen from hilltop to hilltop across the country. Here we have a Cailleach liting the fire atop Lough Crew Cairn T with an arrow, and she travels with her hound from hill to tribe. The ley/energy lines are exaggerated and the grass is textured.
Location: Loughcrew megalithic site
Artist Patricia Mc Ateer