H8445 : Holy tree, Navan Fort

taken 7 years ago, near to Millford and Armagh, Northern Ireland

Holy tree, Navan Fort
Holy tree, Navan Fort
What caught my eye here was the rags tied to the branches

Tree Worship

Rich offerings were hung on trees for the pagan priestesses - but the poor could only give tokens - rags or pins.

The Celts regarded the oak as their sacred tree and planted it above their sacred wells. Much later the ash and the hawthorn were added by the Celts.

I have seen a similar thing here H3462 : The Eye Well
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 25 June, 2014   (more nearby)
Thursday, 26 June, 2014
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Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! H 846 450 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:20.8390N 6:41.9506W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! H 846 451
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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