Sunday, 23 September 2007

Winning Image

My winning image of "Hill of Skyrne" is on the December page of "The Heritage of County Meath" calender 2008.

The accompanying text was written by Clare Tuffy from the Office of Public Works.

"The name Skyrne comes from the Latin word, scrinium, a shrine. The first church on this siye was dedicated to St Columcille and there was a shrine to him here. It was an important Norman site and the present church was founded about 1341. There are wounderful views from the ruins looking west across the Gaghra Valley to the Hill of Tara"

The purpose of the calender is to create a greater awareness of the vast heritage in County Meath, acting as a promotional tool for potential visitors.