Loughcrew Equinox Dawn March 2009The OPW (Office of Public Works) will have staff in attendance at Cairn T, Loughcrew on the mornings
of 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.
Still photograph from the 2005 Spring Equinox. More photographs ...
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