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David McWilliams: Even Druids saw benefits of clean slate for indebted

Published 23/06/2010 | 05:00

I was thinking of Druids the other night on the summer solstice -- the longest day of the year. The weather was wonderful and the last light of the day was gorgeous.

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In ancient times, people used to celebrate the solstice by lighting bonfires on hills -- generally have a bit of a night out, carousing and having the craic. The winter solstice seemed to be a more solemn affair and if you have been to Newgrange you can tell the significance of these events to the ancients can't be underestimated.

Newgrange is a most magical place.

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