Solstice celebrations at Hill of TaraTuesday 21 June 2005 21.56
Celebrations to mark the summer solstice took place today at the Hill of Tara in Co Meath.
The celebrations climaxed this evening with a torch-lit procession.
Druids from Ireland and further afield visited the ancient site to mark the longest day of the year.
The Save Tara/Skryne Valley Group, which opposes the planned route of the M3 motorway, asked visitors to pay a silent visit to the nearest archaeological excavation site to register their protest at the decision to allow this activity to begin.