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The Irish circles of the Early Bronze Age, however, are much smaller and quite unlike British examples such as Callanish, Avebury and Stonehenge.They could have been erected by rather small groups of people - even single extended families. And some are intimately associated with alignments or Stone-rows and circles filled with stones.This space or platform was in early- and pre-Roman times not for viewing celestial bodies, but for viewing birds - birdwatching.For augury (from a proto-Latin word for 'bird') was practised by observing the flight of birds Those of the Middle Bronze Age were erected at a time of climate-deterioration in areas of marginal soils which had never before been exploited and exhausted: the uplands of counties Cork and Kerry, Tyrone and Derry - with a few examples on the Galway-Mayo border.Perhaps planning a casual date — like a simple coffee — just after a Church event (maybe the event where you first met) might be a good first step, and an easy date to show up on-time for.
The word temple derives from Latin templum, whose original meaning was 'viewing-space'.
A huge amount of destruction was wreaked in the early twentieth century.
Some of the large stones of one great row in county Cork (Dromfeagh, near Dunmanway) can now be seen strewn along field-fences.
and thus cannot get our compartmentalising minds around phenomena which involved magic, mystery, burial, celebration, the fertility of soil and livestock, mayhem, machismo and phallic rites, cruelty, torture and scapegoating, potlatch events, week-long drinking bouts, divination, astrology and star-gazing - but certainly bore no relation to the embarrassingly crass screenplay of the 1973 film, ' The Wicker Man'.
Yet we can, if we tear ourselves away from our literal, mechanistic, domineering, rectangular, concrete (and often at the same time inanely-romantic) mind-set, marvel at the æsthetic magic of constructions which are, paradoxically, in humble sympathy with the landscape that their builders sought to subdue by force-majeure and ritual.But circles were being built in the north-west of Ireland at least a couple of hundred years before the dramatic edifices of Britain.