Newgrange Winter Solstice - 22nd December 2010
Arriving at a snowy Newgrange for the Winter Solstice sunrise on December 22nd 2010.
A promising sky on the closest morning to the actual Winter Solstice.
The Newgrange Solstice group before entering the chamber.
Winter Solstice Sunrise viewed from the Newgrange entrance.
White Quartz Facade
glowing in the Winter Solstice sunrise.
Touching the light in the passage at the mouth of the chamber.
Sun rays in the passage at the end of a spectacular solstice illumination.
Snow at the Roofbox, thankfully it didn't block the sunbeam entering the passage.
It's the sunbeam from the Roofbox above the entrance that reaches the chamber.
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