Menu

19
Tue, Sep

Irish Wolfhound Club of Ireland Makes History

World

Submitted by John Potter, treasurer, Irish Wolfhound Club


5000 years in Ancient Ireland the Newgrange passage tomb was built.
Every 21st of December on mid-winter morning the rising sun lights up the interior of the tomb.
30,000 people from around the world enter a lottery to win one of 16 places to be inside to see the event.
Hundreds wait outside for sunrise and this year the Irish Wolfhound club of Ireland made history!

Pictured: “Looking towards the light”
Rebecca Smith, Irish Wolfhound Club of Ireland, and Amazing Grace at Newgrange
Photo: Alan Betson, Irish Times

For the first time in perhaps 1000 years a group of 20 Irish Wolfhounds have awaited the mid-Winter sunrise at Newgrange.
The club was welcomed to bring members and hounds to this the most important site of Ancient Ireland.
Our members were able to introduce the many visitors to our great hounds- the living heartbeat of Ancient Ireland.

Eileen Battersby writing for the Irish Times described the morning like this:

“Chanting began to soar into a chorus, making a sound resembling a hum.
The darkness was fading as daylight took over. Shapes emerged out of the night, loping along on four legs.
Their arrival was greeted with cheers as close to 20 Irish Wolfhounds introduced an element of wonder, as well as a hint of the past.
The dogs were calm, stately, not a bark between them. They seemed aware that they were gathered at a ceremonial site at which their ancestors had once presided”

The Wolfhounds have returned to Newgrange, to that place of myth and legend, to the enthusiasm of the Solstice visitors and to acclaim around the world.
Irish Wolfhound Club

Subscribe

Ohio IAN

September 2017

Submit Article

Shop Locally

Ahern Catering
Brady Campbell School of Dance
Branches & Roots
Buffalo Irish Fest
Mona Burke Remax Realty SW Florida 239.634.1673
Casey's Irish Imports
Chamber’s Funeral Homes
Cincinnati irish Heritage Ctr
Cleveland International Film Festival
Cleveland's Irish Cultural Fest
Collins and Scanlon LLP
Competitive Title Agency
Michael Crawley Bagpipe Lessons
Dayton Celtic Fest

Dublin Irish Fest
Dworken Law
Flannery's irish Pub
Fiddler's Hearth - South Bend Indiana
Fitzgerald's Irish Bed & Breakfast
Fitzgerald's Tours
Gaelic Imports
Gandalf's Pub
Green Island  Restaurant  440.250.9086
Harp Irish Pub
Hermes
Hooley House
Hooligan’s Put-n-Bay
Irish American Archives Society
Irish American Club Eastside
Irish American News - Chicago
John Coleman ERA Rath Realtors
Kansas City Irish Fest
Kenneally Law - 440-333-8960
Lackey & Company
Little Bros & Sisters of the Eucharist Visitation Home
Logan's irish Pub
MadMacs Band
Mary's Lane
Mayo Society/Ball
McMahon-Coyne-Vitantonio Funeral Homes
Michigan Irish Music Festival
Mike O'Malley Attorney 216-241-6868
Murphy Irish Arts
Music Box Supper Club
Nally Irish Dance
Next Day Signs
Northern Ohio Rose of Tralee
O'Bent (O'Brien enterprises)
Ohio Celtic Fest
Old Angle Tavern
PCS Auto Repair & Body Shop 216-251-4242
P J McIntyre's Irish Pub
Pittsburgh Irish Fest
Plank Road Tavern
RISE Foundation
RunOhio
Sheer Sound    216-533-2527
Sober St. Pat's
Stone Mad Pub & Restaurant & Bocce
Sully's Irish Pub
The Harp
Top o' the Towers
The Travel Connection
Tri-C
Treehouse Bar
The Unicorn Restaurant & Pub
Walk of Life (IAAS
West Side Irish American Club
West Park Massotherapy