Can you check it and try again? Sunrise is at 8.58am. It’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for one. It’s an ancient lightshow that has been taking place at the same time and date for over 5,000 years. Your Unfortunately there was a problem signing you up for E-Zine, please click the button below to try again or refresh the page.Want to know more? Because this fantastic video by Paul Kelly shows the sunlight streaming into the passage and chamber, and it's set to beautiful music that will enchant you and put you into a mystical mood!

In addition, it may have served as a powerful symbol of the victory of life over death.”You can learn more about Newgrange from National Geographic here:Become a Friend of IrishCentral - help us to continue bringing Ireland to youCoronavirus live updates: NI reports first new death this weekJimmy Breslin knew Trump was a bigot before the rest of America didTUNE IN: Milwaukee Irish Fest 2020 streaming online!Jimmy Breslin knew Trump was a bigot before the rest of America didMichael Dowling - what real leadership looks like during a pandemicRep Neal denies involvement with allegations against House opponentCOVID calling time on Ireland's traditional "wet" pubs© Copyright 2020 Irish Studio LLC All rights reserved.60 lucky winners have been chosen to witness the magic of Newgrange during the Winter Solstice The winner is permitted to bring a single guest.

It is on those days that the sun aligns perfectly with the stone structure and - weather permitting - illuminates the interior passageways.“The accuracy of Newgrange as a time-telling device is remarkable when one considers that it was built 500 years before the Great Pyramids and more than 1,000 years before Stonehenge," says the Newgrange “The intent of the Stone Age farmers who built Newgrange was undoubtedly to mark the beginning of the new year. The state of the art, immersive visitor experience focuses on the monuments of the World Heritage Site during the Neolithic period.
Just look at Described by one visiting journalist as “5,000-year-old Stone-Age engineering”, the passage tomb at Newgrange is not your typical resting place. Canal Street and Brooklyn have just been connected by the Manhattan Bridge; Henry...Kate Coleman is super-star deputy editor at Le Cool Dublin, tolerably competent manager of South Studios, and all-round...A Unesco City of Literature, Dublin is justly proud of its literary heroes, and their footsteps are there to be followed...Want to see Ireland's cities for less? It’s a story the world is still captivated...Holiday ideas, news, offers… sign up for our ezine and we’ll keep you in touch with Ireland.Sign-up for the latest information on great offers, holiday hot spots and events across Ireland. It transports visitors back 5000 years to the pinnacle of passage tomb building when Brú na Bóinne contained some of the largest buildings in the world.


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