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# newgrange - Thursday 7 October, 2021

No visitors to be allowed in Newgrange chamber for Winter Solstice sunrise, OPW confirms
# Newgrange
# Newgrange

No visitors to be allowed in Newgrange chamber for Winter Solstice sunrise, OPW confirms

Oct 7th 2021, 2:23 PM 14,686 Views 9 Comments

The solstice sunrise event will once again be livestreamed from within the chamber.

# newgrange - Saturday 4 September, 2021

Ireland's ancient astronomers and the alignment of our prehistoric monuments
# Newgrange
# Newgrange

Ireland's ancient astronomers and the alignment of our prehistoric monuments

Sep 4th 2021, 6:30 AM 23,459 Views 16 Comments

Anthony Murphy outlines how the ancient dwellers built clever structures to work in harmony with the cosmos.

# newgrange - Tuesday 22 December, 2020

WATCH: Beautiful sunrise lights up Newgrange chamber as days start to get longer
# Grand Stretch
# Grand Stretch

WATCH: Beautiful sunrise lights up Newgrange chamber as days start to get longer

Dec 22nd 2020, 9:44 AM 36,168 Views 11 Comments

Weather conditions were better this morning as thousands of viewers tuned in from around the world.

# newgrange - Monday 21 December, 2020

Watch: The sun failed to show its face on the winter solstice livestream from Newgrange this morning
# Shortest Day
# Shortest Day

Watch: The sun failed to show its face on the winter solstice livestream from Newgrange this morning

Updated Dec 21st 2020, 9:52 AM 86,015 Views 27 Comments

The livestream was aimed at ensuring “everyone will be able to experience this wonderful phenomenon”.

Newgrange's recently uncovered neighbour is being preserved for future generations
# Dowth Hall
# Dowth Hall

Newgrange's recently uncovered neighbour is being preserved for future generations

Dec 21st 2020, 6:45 AM 36,917 Views 3 Comments

Digging at the site has been delayed due to the pandemic.

# newgrange - Thursday 3 December, 2020

Newgrange to livestream solstice sunrise
# SOLSTICE STREAM
# SOLSTICE STREAM

Newgrange to livestream solstice sunrise

Dec 3rd 2020, 3:12 PM 27,459 Views 18 Comments

The neolithic tomb is closed to visitors this winter solstice.

# newgrange - Monday 4 November, 2019

Archaeologists say they've discovered what could be Neolithic log boats near Newgrange
# Brú Na Bóinne
# Brú Na Bóinne

Archaeologists say they've discovered what could be Neolithic log boats near Newgrange

Nov 4th 2019, 9:12 AM 68,959 Views 32 Comments

The river bed of the Boyne is being searched by archaeologists.

# newgrange - Friday 16 August, 2019

The Explainer: How are we still making discoveries at Newgrange?
# The Explainer
# The Explainer

The Explainer: How are we still making discoveries at Newgrange?

Aug 16th 2019, 7:30 AM 14,788 Views 3 Comments

And why haven’t we dug the entire Boyne Valley up to find more?

# newgrange - Wednesday 7 August, 2019

Dozens of previously unknown monuments discovered at Newgrange
# Brú Na Bóinne
# Brú Na Bóinne

Dozens of previously unknown monuments discovered at Newgrange

Aug 7th 2019, 12:26 PM 34,165 Views 17 Comments

Newgrange is synonymous with the Winter Solstice where the dawn light illuminates its burial chamber.

# newgrange - Friday 21 December, 2018

'Remarkable archaeological discoveries' made near Newgrange passage tomb
# Winter Solstice
# Winter Solstice

'Remarkable archaeological discoveries' made near Newgrange passage tomb

Dec 21st 2018, 6:30 AM 36,642 Views 28 Comments

A report sheds new light on discoveries made this summer.

# newgrange - Monday 13 August, 2018

Your summer in Ireland: 5 must-see sites in Meath
# Heritage Hotspots
# Heritage Hotspots

Your summer in Ireland: 5 must-see sites in Meath

Aug 13th 2018, 7:46 AM 16,937 Views 18 Comments

Take our challenge and tick off as many glorious sites this summer as recommended by heritage officers around Ireland.

# newgrange - Saturday 4 August, 2018

Archaeological discoveries are being made by the dozen this summer - but what happens next?
# Ancient Ireland
# Ancient Ireland

Archaeological discoveries are being made by the dozen this summer - but what happens next?

Aug 4th 2018, 10:00 PM 45,668 Views 31 Comments

The dry weather has revealed previously undiscovered site around the county.

# newgrange - Wednesday 25 July, 2018

Another new archaeological discovery in the Boyne Valley has just come to light
# Drought
# Drought

Another new archaeological discovery in the Boyne Valley has just come to light

Jul 25th 2018, 10:22 AM 40,183 Views 44 Comments

After two years of work, a drone photograper has found the apparent remains of a barrow cemetery

# newgrange - Saturday 21 July, 2018

It's been a 'mind-blowing' few weeks for neolithic discoveries near Newgrange - here's what's been happening
# Brú Na Bóinne
# Brú Na Bóinne

It's been a 'mind-blowing' few weeks for neolithic discoveries near Newgrange - here's what's been happening

Jul 21st 2018, 10:30 AM 43,626 Views 34 Comments

The area still has much to reveal.

# newgrange - Wednesday 11 July, 2018

Recent drought led to archaeological discovery of circular enclosure near Newgrange
# Discovery
# Discovery

Recent drought led to archaeological discovery of circular enclosure near Newgrange

Jul 11th 2018, 10:34 PM 57,758 Views 40 Comments

Anthony Murphy, founder of Mythical Ireland, made the discovery when flying drones in the Brú na Bóinne area yesterday evening.

# newgrange - Thursday 21 December, 2017

Thousands of people tuned in to watch winter solstice from Newgrange
# BEAM OF LIGHT
# BEAM OF LIGHT

Thousands of people tuned in to watch winter solstice from Newgrange

Dec 21st 2017, 9:20 AM 51,195 Views 30 Comments

Unfortunately, weather conditions weren’t great this morning.

# newgrange - Monday 18 December, 2017

You can now see the winter solstice at Newgrange without a ticket
# Streamed Live
# Streamed Live

You can now see the winter solstice at Newgrange without a ticket

Dec 18th 2017, 9:54 AM 29,087 Views 38 Comments

And without having to leave your home.

# newgrange - Thursday 22 December, 2016

Newgrange's winter solstice is only 50 years old? No way, says OPW
# Neolithic After All
# Neolithic After All

Newgrange's winter solstice is only 50 years old? No way, says OPW

Dec 22nd 2016, 2:03 PM 27,235 Views 40 Comments

A former State archaeologist had suggested that the roofbox at Newgrange was fabricated in the 1960s.

# newgrange - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

These bird's-eye views of Newgrange from above are jaw-dropping
# Winter Solstice
# Winter Solstice

These bird's-eye views of Newgrange from above are jaw-dropping

Dec 21st 2016, 7:00 AM 19,547 Views 19 Comments

You can also catch a glimpse of its neighbours Knowth and Dowth.

# newgrange - Monday 21 December, 2015

Rain clouds dull winter solstice for crowds at Newgrange
# Newgrange
# Newgrange

Rain clouds dull winter solstice for crowds at Newgrange

Dec 21st 2015, 12:47 PM 10,410 Views 14 Comments

There was no light at the end of the tunnel this year…

# newgrange - Tuesday 8 September, 2015

Taoiseach says Isis 'want to blow up Newgrange'
# Destruction
# Destruction

Taoiseach says Isis 'want to blow up Newgrange'

Sep 8th 2015, 5:54 PM 73,867 Views 211 Comments

And the Rock of Cashel too.

# newgrange - Thursday 16 April, 2015

If you've never been inside Newgrange, here's your chance to take a peek
# Have A Look
# Have A Look

If you've never been inside Newgrange, here's your chance to take a peek

Apr 16th 2015, 10:30 AM 19,650 Views 10 Comments

More than 130 buildings and monuments have been transformed into 3D digital models.

# newgrange - Sunday 21 December, 2014

Large crowds gather at Newgrange, despite sun failing to shine
# Winter Solstice
# Winter Solstice

Large crowds gather at Newgrange, despite sun failing to shine

Dec 21st 2014, 7:45 PM 23,450 Views 55 Comments

Hundreds gathered at the tomb this morning.

# newgrange - Friday 28 November, 2014

Someone added googly eyes to Newgrange at Dublin Airport
# Eyes Of Tara
From The Daily Edge
# Eyes Of Tara

Someone added googly eyes to Newgrange at Dublin Airport

Nov 28th 2014, 12:14 PM 2,220 Views 0 Comments

Some benevolent soul…

# newgrange - Saturday 27 September, 2014

Twink, McNulty, and the iPhone 6: The week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

Twink, McNulty, and the iPhone 6: The week in numbers

Sep 27th 2014, 7:30 PM 15,295 Views 16 Comments

Plus: How many pigs are there in Ireland?

# newgrange - Friday 26 September, 2014

Want to go to Newgrange for the winter solstice? The names are being picked today
# High Noon
# High Noon

Want to go to Newgrange for the winter solstice? The names are being picked today

Sep 26th 2014, 7:30 AM 10,379 Views 19 Comments

30,000 entries have been received.

# newgrange - Saturday 8 March, 2014

Hidden Ireland: From the Boyne flows the story of Ireland
# Boyne Valley
# Boyne Valley

Hidden Ireland: From the Boyne flows the story of Ireland

Mar 8th 2014, 9:15 AM 16,117 Views 41 Comments

Archaeologist Neil Jackman takes us on a guided tour of the treasures of one of Ireland’s most important historical hotspots.

# newgrange - Saturday 21 December, 2013

In pictures: The winter solstice at Newgrange
# Winter Solstice
# Winter Solstice

In pictures: The winter solstice at Newgrange

Dec 21st 2013, 3:16 PM 21,195 Views 45 Comments

TheJournal.ie reader Aoife Thomas was on hand to witness the winter solstice today. This is how it went.

Google goes knitting as doodlers mark the winter solstice
# Google
# Google

Google goes knitting as doodlers mark the winter solstice

Dec 21st 2013, 12:07 PM 10,412 Views 8 Comments

Have you seen the homepage today?

# newgrange - Thursday 28 February, 2013

9 places in Ireland you need to visit as soon as possible
# If We Only Had The Weather
From The Daily Edge
# If We Only Had The Weather

9 places in Ireland you need to visit as soon as possible

Feb 28th 2013, 9:00 PM 57,557 Views 122 Comments

The auld sod ain’t so bad after all.

# newgrange - Wednesday 9 January, 2013

The Newgrange lottery draw is now open, so how do you win?
# Winter Solstice
# Winter Solstice

The Newgrange lottery draw is now open, so how do you win?

Jan 9th 2013, 6:30 AM 10,917 Views 9 Comments

This year could be your year to witness the incredible Winter Solstice display in the Neolithic tomb.

# newgrange - Saturday 18 August, 2012

Newgrange is Ireland's favourite heritage site
# Staycation
# Staycation

Newgrange is Ireland's favourite heritage site

Aug 18th 2012, 8:15 AM 4,313 Views 12 Comments

Meath site pips the Cliffs of Moher and Glendalough as the nation’s favourite site, as National Heritage week kicks off on Saturday.

# newgrange - Wednesday 7 March, 2012

Senator calls for judicial review of Slane bypass decision
# Road To Nowhere
# Road To Nowhere

Senator calls for judicial review of Slane bypass decision

Mar 7th 2012, 7:49 PM 2,745 Views 26 Comments

Thomas Byrne has criticised the decision of An Bord Pleanála today.

# newgrange - Wednesday 21 December, 2011

Winter solstice to be marked at Newgrange
# Winter Solstice
# Winter Solstice

Winter solstice to be marked at Newgrange

Dec 21st 2011, 7:37 AM 2,979 Views 19 Comments

All going well this morning’s sunrise is expected to light up the passage tomb at Newgrange. However, tomorrow is actually the shortest day of the year.

# newgrange - Tuesday 18 October, 2011

Hidden chambers may exist in Newgrange
# Archaeology
# Archaeology

Hidden chambers may exist in Newgrange

Oct 18th 2011, 1:31 PM 4,287 Views 11 Comments

As a new survey begins in Meath, we take a look at four other archaeological sites where unexpected discoveries have been made…