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Bealtaine Fire In Westmeath Symbolises Hope For Brighter Days Ahead

Only the Keeper of the Hill and his immediate family attended the event.

The Bealtaine Fire burned on the Hill of Uisneach last night to mark the arrival of summer in Ireland. 

The event which attracts thousands of people every year couldn't be held due to COVID-19 restrictions but the organisers believed that the lighting of the sacred fire, should still go ahead - to symbolise hope and healing in brighter days ahead.

The centuries old tradition is also seen as symbol of the re-birth & rejuvenation of the land after the long winter months.

At sunset (21:21pm) the Keeper of the Hill; David Clarke and his immediate family attended the lighting of the fire which was streamed on Facebook.  

Posted by Uisneach on Tuesday, May 5, 2020



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