Winter Solstice at Newgrange

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Although I live in Ireland I am sadly the other end of the country from the Megalithic Passage Tomb at Newgrange where hundreds gather for the sunrise of Winter Solstice. Those few lucky people enough to be able to enter the tomb gather in the darkness to await the rays of the sun which light up the passage.

In the past I have been able to watch this online via a video link but the last couple of years this stopped. This year though it is not only back but is being broadcast worldwide for the first time ever.

So if it is a clear boring on either 20th or 21st December this year we will all be able to join the lucky few and watch the sun light up the passage tomb by tuning into Ireland’s Ancient East YouTube channel





4 thoughts on “Winter Solstice at Newgrange

  1. I remember reading a good few years ago now that once every (if I recall correctly) 8 years the planet Venus can be seen along the passage and that the plan shape of the passage resemble the womb, the conjecture being that the tomb is dedicated to Venus and the feminine divine. Have you heard this Yvonne?

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