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