Full moon – Inis Meàin and NSW Aussie style

On our bike ride this afternoon, we saw a beautiful big full moon, rising over a local oval …

full moon cooranbong 21 July 2013 (3)

full moon nsw

 

It reminded us of exactly one month ago – our last night on Inis Meàin. For our last night on the island, Sunday 23 June 2013, there was a perfect full moon as the island celebrated a bonfire for St John’s eve. St John is the patron saint of the island.

Moon 23 June 2013 (1)

 

Moon 23 June 2013 (5)

Moon 23 June 2013 (6)

We went along to the bonfire which was held at Dún Chonchúir (Conor’s Fort), as it had been for hundreds and hundreds of years, dating back to pre-Christian days. Bonfire location by day …

Dún Chonchúir 02 Mar 2013 (133)

And by night …

Bonfire 23 June 2013 (1)

Bonfire 23 June 2013 (11)

And here are another few memorable full moons on Inis Meàin …

moonrise over paraics

another moonrise

another moonrise2

another moonrise3

another moonrise4

another moonrise5

 

The same moon looking down on us all – down under and up in Inis Meàin. Hope all our friends on Inis Meàin enjoy a full summer’s moon tonight.

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