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# Solstice

Last year
2022
# dowth hall
Winter solstice: Explore these new 3D scans of passage tomb megalithic art
Some of the art found at the recently uncovered Dowth Hall passage tomb have been made public.
All time
# grand stretch
Crowds gather at Newgrange to watch winter solstice despite overcast weather
For the second year in a row, the chamber itself remains closed due to Covid-19.
# Newgrange
No visitors to be allowed in Newgrange chamber for Winter Solstice sunrise, OPW confirms
The solstice sunrise event will once again be livestreamed from within the chamber.
# Solstice
Quiz: How much do you know about the rest of 2021?
We’re half way through the year (well, almost, and also technically not just for another couple of weeks).
# grand stretch
WATCH: Beautiful sunrise lights up Newgrange chamber as days start to get longer
Weather conditions were better this morning as thousands of viewers tuned in from around the world.
# dowth hall
Newgrange's recently uncovered neighbour is being preserved for future generations
Digging at the site has been delayed due to the pandemic.
# 21 june
This year had the warmest summer solstice since 1961
A temperature of 28.6°C was recorded at the Phoenix Park on 21 June.
# SO SO SO SO SLOWLY
11 moments where you are convinced time has actually stood still
Stop the clocks. Oh wait they’ve stopped themselves.
# Winter Solstice
The Newgrange lottery draw is now open, so how do you win?
This year could be your year to witness the incredible Winter Solstice display in the Neolithic tomb.
# Solstice
In pictures: The Winter Solstice (Slideshow)
Pink moons suspended over snowy landscapes – what’s not to like?
# Solstice
Newgrange winter dawn coincides with rare total lunar eclipse
On the shortest day of the year, the two celestial events will coincide for first time in about 450 years.