It was early morning when they disembarked at Carrowmore. The visitor centre had just opened, so they would be part of the first tour of the day.
She learned that Carrowmore cemetery is home to 30 passage tombs. These tombs were more than simply monuments or the dead. They were a sort of status symbol for the living.
As she followed along the tour, she found herself drawn to the surrounding views. Imagine, living so close to such a sacred place! She wondered if those in the area were constantly aware of the ancient energy emanating from this space or if they had simply grown accustomed to it, taking it for granted.
They were told of the Cailleach of the North, who brought winter to the land and the Cailleach of the South, who ensured the return of spring. Everywhere you turned, the Goddess had left her mark.
They were told of the "footprint" on the stone leading into one of the cairns. They say that this stone was chosen and carefully placed there because of that mark.
They walked down the stone passageway and stood around the tomb in the centre. There they were told of how, in ages past, stones were chosen and transported here in order to create these structures. To honor their ancestors.
She tried to feel something, but the ancients were distant. The energy was there, of course, but it was faint. Could it be that too much had been taken and not enough given back?