Wicker man's head and torso, the arms are leaning against the fence.
They are building a wicker man to burn on Lunesa, complete with a sacrifice inside. When we left the village, they gave us a small hand full of barley to offer to the god, Lu, when we arrived at the top of Navan. Lu is the god of sunshine. We made the offering, but so far, it's still raining. Bill thinks we needed more barley.
The walk to the base of the hill was about a quarter of a mile, then we went up, up, up. This site was most active around 100 BC when a 40m across round building was erected and filled with stone. It was then burned and covered with soil to make the beautiful dome we see today. The skirt walls were 3 meters, with the top of the domed area being 15 meters high, all on top of a hill. Great views. I can understand why this would be a good place for gatherings and talking to the gods.
To give you an idea of the size, since it doesn't really show in the picture. This is a tree we could see from the hill.
Me sitting on the tree trunk. It's a big old tree!