Dún Aonghasa, Inis Mór, Co. Galway

Dún Aonghasa, Inis Mór, Co. Galway

We love all things Celtic and hope you will enjoy our candles as much as we enjoy making them. Through my blogs I want to take you all over Ireland, not just the world famous sites but also the hidden gems that will amaze you. My husband Mike is the photographer and I am the writer so we make a good team.

Dún Aonghasa

Every year we spend a weekend on Inisheer, the smallest and most eastern of the three Aran Islands on the west coast of Ireland. From there we travel to Dún Aonghasa, located on a 300ft cliff in Inismór, the largest of the Aran Islands.

Dun Aonghasa is a semi-circular ancient stone fort overlooking the Atlantic. People were living in the fort from around 1500 BC. A network of defensive stones known as Chevaux de Frise were added around 700 BC. Words fail to describe the experience of visiting the fort. On a fine day the walk up to the fort is very enjoyable. You are in a wild rocky landscape that grounds you and brings you back to nature.

john-photographerOnce inside the fort, the majesty of the rock floor, cliff face and pounding Atlantic Ocean come together to give you one of those moments in time – when your brain stops and you feel physically part of the world around you. Add in wind, rain and a tempestuous ocean to your trip and you will get a wild, raw connection to the world and your place in it.

The Eternity Knot candle captures this experience – the unbroken, timeless continuity with no beginning or end. The feeling of being connected to something bigger than ourselves and our place in the world. The beautiful aroma of green leaf, mint, musk and sandalwood can take us there, into the mists of time, back to our Celtic heritage.