Newgrange Solstice - 19th December 2010

Clouds on the eastern horizon
Clouds on the eastern horizon delayed the beam of sun entering the Newgrange passage.

Newgrange Winter Solstice
When the sun did break through the cloud, it was magnificent and shone down the passage
delighting the Winter Solstice Lottery winners inside.

Newgrange illuminated by the rising sun
The white quartz front of Newgrange illuminated by the rising sun.

Setting Sun Alignments

The Winter Solstice Setting Sun illuminates the chamber at the nearby Dowth mound and at the cairn on Slieve Gullion in Co. Armagh.

Boyne Valley Private Day Tours

Boyne Valley Tours Pick up and return to your accommodation or cruise ship. Suggested day tour: Newgrange World Heritage site, 10th century High Crosses at Monasterboice, Hill of Tara the seat of the High Kings of Ireland and the Hill of Slane where St. Patrick let a Paschal fire in 433  More ...