Glyph sculpture by Sally McKenna
At the Glore Mill Art Centre
we have been working in the sculpture and labyrinth gardens making signs for all the paths
so that visitors can find their way around better. Ray Cooper has built four
with entrances facing each other to form a central platform of stone. Visitors
begin by standing there first and breathe deeply before moving into the circular
path of the labyrinth.
At each main seasonal point around the large enclosing stone
circle, made by my husband, is a sculpture that I have welded. At the Equinox point
is a sculpture called Glyph that I made in 1976. Little did I know then that it would
travel to Ireland and stand at the half way point of balance between light and dark.
The sculpture is painted in red and gold and is intersected like the day of the
Equinox into equal parts. It is a time of balance and in Ireland the day often has
an eerie quality of calm. Mark the sun rise and it will be exactly 12 hours to the sunset.
For the rest of the year the coming months will be a time to welcome souls at Samhain,
then to move on to the Winter solstice, an ancient time for burying the dead at the
tumulus in Meath.
Boyne Valley Private Day Tours
Pick up and return to your accommodation or cruise ship. Suggested day tour:
Newgrange World Heritage site, 10th century High Crosses at Monasterboice,
Hill of Tara the seat of the High Kings of Ireland, Bective Abbey and Trim Castle the largest Norman castle in Ireland