Newgrange Solstice - 19th December 2010
Clouds on the eastern horizon delayed the beam of sun entering the Newgrange passage.
When the sun did break through the cloud, it was magnificent and shone down the passage
delighting the Winter Solstice Lottery winners inside.
The white quartz front of Newgrange illuminated by the rising sun.
Boyne Valley ToursPrivate Tours by Limousine or Eight Seater Minivan. Pick up and return to your accommodation or cruise ship. Suggested day tour: Brú na Bóinne Visitors Centre and Newgrange, the 10th century High Crosses and Round Tower at Monasterboice, Hill of Tara the seat of the High Kings of Ireland, Bective Abbey and Trim Castle the largest Anglo-Norman castle in Ireland. More ...
Setting Sun AlignmentsThe Winter Solstice Setting Sun illuminates the chamber at the nearby Dowth mound and at the cairn on Slieve Gullion in Co. Armagh.