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#Winter Solstice

# winter-solstice - Last year 2021

Crowds gather at Newgrange to watch winter solstice despite overcast weather
# Grand Stretch
# Grand Stretch

Crowds gather at Newgrange to watch winter solstice despite overcast weather

Updated Dec 21st 2021, 12:35 PM 54,655 Views 19 Comments

For the second year in a row, the chamber itself remains closed due to Covid-19.

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 14,784 Views 9 Comments

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

# winter-solstice - All time

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 36,246 Views 11 Comments

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

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 86,100 Views 27 Comments

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

'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 36,795 Views 28 Comments

A report sheds new light on discoveries made this summer.

Saying goodbye to the short days at Knockroe: 'It’s a way to think of how to go forward'
# Not Newgrange
# Not Newgrange

Saying goodbye to the short days at Knockroe: 'It’s a way to think of how to go forward'

Dec 22nd 2017, 7:11 PM 13,546 Views 8 Comments

“There’s the sense, that we’re experiencing something that brings us quite close to people living 5000 years ago”

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 51,228 Views 30 Comments

Unfortunately, weather conditions weren’t great this morning.

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 29,141 Views 38 Comments

And without having to leave your home.

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 27,519 Views 40 Comments

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

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 19,617 Views 19 Comments

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

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 10,427 Views 14 Comments

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

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 23,471 Views 55 Comments

Hundreds gathered at the tomb this morning.

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 10,401 Views 19 Comments

30,000 entries have been received.

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

In pictures: The winter solstice at Newgrange

Dec 21st 2013, 3:16 PM 21,217 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 10,426 Views 8 Comments

Have you seen the homepage today?

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 11,002 Views 9 Comments

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

VIDEO: the winter solstice in Alaska
# Watch
# Watch

VIDEO: the winter solstice in Alaska

Dec 22nd 2012, 6:51 PM 13,651 Views 19 Comments

Watch this beautiful timelapse video and immediately feel better about life.

Achillhenge still standing, despite court order
# Achillhenge
# Achillhenge

Achillhenge still standing, despite court order

Sep 9th 2012, 7:45 AM 10,608 Views 31 Comments

Eyesore or novel attraction?

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

Winter solstice to be marked at Newgrange

Dec 21st 2011, 7:37 AM 2,996 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 winter dawn coincides with rare total lunar eclipse
# Solstice
# Solstice

Newgrange winter dawn coincides with rare total lunar eclipse

Dec 20th 2010, 11:29 AM 4,509 Views 0 Comments

On the shortest day of the year, the two celestial events will coincide for first time in about 450 years.