Coircethairchuir means the right-angle arrangement, the 4 square suitable placement of Celtic order and layout. This is seen in the central post with 4 sided meaning.
Rowan Fairgrove:(quote)" At Gournay (France), a pit is dug at the entrance with a foot bridge to cross to enter the sacred space. ..In the interior the center point of the sanctuary is indicated by a post, a pit or a building. Presumably the center is closest to the Otherworld being farthest from the outer world beyond the ditch. A system of posts with directional and astronomical significance were aligned around this center. Another interior feature are pits, the shape and size of which vary from site to site. At one site in Czechoslovakia the central pit was 11m x 8m and 2m deep! A more common pattern is 10 pits grouped in threes and a central pit. Sacrifices may have occurred at the central pit with the others being sealed so that sacrificial animals placed within could decompose."(end quote).
This shape is seen in the side-pinnacles around the central spire at each of 4 corners in Somerset towers, adopted by Henry VII from Burgundy, possibly from Celtic tradition.
The 4 aspect shape is emphasised in Armenia's Mother Temple, built over an existing Persian fire-temple, which were "mihr" with 4 corner towers.
http://www.armeniapedia.org/index.php?t ... l_Compound
"Mihr /Meru" central mountain of Brahmins was built at Angkor Wat in Cambodia. Sanskrit Brahmins came fom Punjab India, and were influenced by Parthian architecture of Persia.
http://www.robertbremec.com/ - 6k - 16 Feb 2007
Is this the meaning of Celtic temple design?
(my old pc won't post images- could someone put up these pictures?)