On Saturday 18th June the Gaultier Historical Society arranged a very succesful event to mark the Summer Soltice at Harristown Megalithic Passage Tomb. For many of the large number of attendees it was their first visit to this historic location that is only 2 miles from bustling Dunmore East village in Co Waterford. Society Chairman Richie Roberts welcomed everybody including a group from Vancouver, Canada and there was a well chosen range of short talks from members on the historic importance of the location and the tomb itself.
|Chairman Richie Roberts|
Eamon Gavin spoke about the differing types of tombs and dolmens etc. Noel McDonagh detailed the rich range of local history that is connected to the druids. There was a nice recitation of Yeats' poetry from Ray McGrath and Cathy Desmond played a haunting tune on the violin.
The group adjourned to Aggies Pub in Killea where mine host Pat Flynn served up the traditional ribs and colcannon supper. The evening was rounded off with some excellent music from local musicians.