Winter Solstice

The children in the 2nd and 3rd classes have been exploring Neolithic (late Stone Age) Ireland including the Newgrange Passage Tomb.  People gather at Newgrange for winter solstice dawn on each of the mornings from December 18th to December 23rd inclusive. Sunrise is at 8.58am. All access to the chamber is decided by lottery. Weather permitting on the days around the Winter Solstice the rising sun illuminates the passage and chamber of the 5000 year old passage tomb.

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