Samain, The Celtic new year.
The 1st of November, marks the start of the Celtic new year or Samain/Samhain.
It was believed that this time of year marked a very spiritual time, the underworld became visible and the sides of the mounds were opened. A ritual was held on this night that marked rebirth of the gods and goddess, Ireland’s fires held a sacred flame and the years cycle was started a fresh.
Kilkenny Photographer : Nigel Borrington