(Designed by Tony Christie)
The Labyrinthireland logo is an amalgamation
of the Irish Christian and pre-Christian symbols
of the shamrock and the tri-spiral.
The shamrock is a symbol of Ireland, and is reputed to have been used by Saint Patrick to explain the mystery of the Holy Trinity - the three Divine persons in the one God - God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. In pre-Christian times the shamrock was a sacred plant among the Druids, and was associated with the Triple Goddess (Virgin, Mother, Crone), and the rebirth of spring. Interestingly, the trefoil in Arabia is called shamrakh and was sacred in Iran as an emblem of the Persian triads.
The trispiral, found on the entrance stone and in the chamber at Newgrange, most likely refers to the interrelation between birth, death and rebirth, although it can be taken to represent all sacred things that come in threes. The trispiral in the Labyrinthireland logo is a double spiral that can be traced or walked as a labyrinth.
The trinity or triad symbol can be representative of all things that come in threes: a symbol of the unity of body, mind and spirit; an integration of the three divisions of time - past, present and future; while thought, word, and deed complete the sum of human capability.
In summary the trinity, tri-spiral or triad can be understood as a key to the integrity and interdependence of all existence.
For more information on Newgrange see http://www.knowth.com/