An Geimhreadh and Dagda's return
The longest night and shortest day approaches, the 4 images are based on looking and seeing from An Forradh (the seat of judgement) on Tara Éire. In our indigenous language this time of the Eightfold Year is called An Geimhreadh, meaning winter.
An Geimhreadh, the Sun will rise at 08:41 on Sunday the 22nd of December at 131*SE to give us the shortest day of the Sun's passage. High Noon at 12:25 and Sunset is at 16:08. The day length is 7h:26m:25s.
Dagda at 00:25 on the 23/12/19 is due south. He dominates An Geimhreadh, the longest night. This image shows Dagda (aka Orion) in the middle of the night on the longest night based on looking and seeing from An Forradh (the seat of judgement) on Tara Éire.
Image below - From my current lecture - "Dagda's Return to the Realm of Land". A composite image showing Dagda rising in the east with his shield first (a special shield he was given by Manannan and later loans to Fionn), the middle section shows Dagda's Harp "Daur da Bláo" (described as '4 cornered, three stringed') and Dagda setting in the whest dipping the dead into "An Coire Ansic" his cauldron of reincarnation.
"Due to previous farming practices and land use techniques the majority of the land suffers from poor soil regeneration......original hedgerows remain relatively intact and without testing indicate more balanced soil PH. These hedgerows are the largest source of biodiversity and possess the most beneficial eco tone on the land. Improvement of soil conditions, water drainage and take up are visible from the efforts of the recent years. With proper management practices and the succession of time the land would eventually regenerate into a unique woodland and thriving ecosystem"..............this is an excerpt from our first biodiversity survey you can read the full PDF here