The OPW (Office of Public Works) will have staff in attendance at Cairn T,
Loughcrew on the mornings
Friday March 20th, Saturday March 21st and Sunday March 22nd from 6.15am until 7.30am.
Admission to the Chamber of Cairn T is free of charge.
As the chamber is quite small, only 5 or 6 people can be inside at a time. Visitors are requested
to stay inside for only a few minutes so that everyone can get a chance to visit.
It can be very cold at the Equinox dawn so dress warmly with layers of clothing.
The 10 minute walk up the hill can be very slippery, boots with good grip are recommended.
An Organic Breakfast is available at the nearby
Loughcrew Gardens coffee shop from 7.30am onwards.
Loughcrew Video - Spring Equinox 2005
The progress of the sunbeam on the backstone inside Cairn T at Loughcrew was video recorded at sunrise
on the morning of March 23rd 2005. The 50 minute video has been compressed to 1 minute 46 seconds
and included in the following YouTube Video.
The present day psyche is drawn to the inscriptions on ancient stones. As the Earth moves into a crisis phase
we more and more understand the ancestral links to the inner chambers of the mounds. We see green bellies
rising from the land with entrances guarded by stones that have to be crawled over before going inside.
Step over this stone and go into a space of deep slumber or deep awakening. These builders are not the
people who wanted to subjugate the Earth, to tame it. We would grow into those people, who would come later.
Now in 2008 there is a desire to return to that time of innate personal rhythm with the seasons.
Immerse yourself in the rich heritage and culture of the Boyne Valley with our full-day private tours.
Visit Newgrange World Heritage site, explore the Hill of Slane, where Saint Patrick famously lit the Paschal fire.
Discover the Hill of Tara, the ancient seat of power for the High Kings of Ireland.