High detail print. 210 x 297mm,
The Hill of Tlachtga (pronounced 'Clackta'), also known as the Hill of Ward is an Óenach site of great significance and the burial place of the Druidess Tlachtga, the daughter of the Kerry Druid Mog Ruith. On the hill stood a multivallate ringfort which had a ceremonial enclosure. Historian Geoffrey Keating in his ‘History of Ireland’ records Tlachtga as being the centre of Samhain traditions. This has led to it being labelled as ‘the birthplace of Halloween’. Here a huge bonfire was lit and people came to kindle their fires from this central fire.