A few miles outside Dingle, up above the village of Lispole is a field with ancient standing stones that are aligned to the setting sun at the winter solstice. We have been participating in a little celebration there for several years with six or seven other people. This year about 200 people showed up due to the involvement of the Lispole Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA). The GAA is concerned about losing young people to emigration and have set out to make known some of the special features of this interesting and beautiful place and to bring people in.
After sunset we all went to the Seal Centre for refreshments and presentations, with slides, of local points of interest. Recent research shows there were people inhabiting Dingle Peninsula 10,000 years ago. And the cow was here 6,000 years ago. We have lots of old stuff here-come see for yourself.