Newgrange neolithic burial tomb is a stunning symbol of our Irish heritage. But what does the enigmatic tri-spiral of Newgrange mean? Was it purely decorative of did it have some spiritual meaning? The iconic tri-spiral design carved on the entrance stone of Newgrange is an eternity symbol, in constant flow, with no beginning and no ending.
The three joined spirals may represent three Celtic – spiritual, present and celestial, or they may represent the cycle of birth, life and death, or past, present and future. Nobody knows for certain what the tri-spiral means, but we do know that this elegant design was an important symbol representing the culture and beliefs of our ancestors.