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#Winter Solstice

# winter-solstice - 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 36,056 Views 11 Comments

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

# winter-solstice - 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 85,917 Views 27 Comments

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

# winter-solstice - 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 36,533 Views 28 Comments

A report sheds new light on discoveries made this summer.

# winter-solstice - Friday 22 December, 2017

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 13,493 Views 8 Comments

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

# winter-solstice - 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 51,169 Views 30 Comments

Unfortunately, weather conditions weren’t great this morning.

# winter-solstice - 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 29,069 Views 38 Comments

And without having to leave your home.

# winter-solstice - 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 27,060 Views 40 Comments

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

# winter-solstice - 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 19,509 Views 19 Comments

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

# winter-solstice - 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 10,406 Views 14 Comments

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

# winter-solstice - 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 23,443 Views 55 Comments

Hundreds gathered at the tomb this morning.

# winter-solstice - 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 10,368 Views 19 Comments

30,000 entries have been received.

# winter-solstice - 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 21,182 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 10,406 Views 8 Comments

Have you seen the homepage today?

# winter-solstice - 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 10,855 Views 9 Comments

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

# winter-solstice - Saturday 22 December, 2012

VIDEO: the winter solstice in Alaska
# Watch
# Watch

VIDEO: the winter solstice in Alaska

Dec 22nd 2012, 6:51 PM 13,630 Views 19 Comments

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

# winter-solstice - Sunday 9 September, 2012

Achillhenge still standing, despite court order
# Achillhenge
# Achillhenge

Achillhenge still standing, despite court order

Sep 9th 2012, 7:45 AM 10,429 Views 31 Comments

Eyesore or novel attraction?

# winter-solstice - 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 2,973 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.

# winter-solstice - Monday 20 December, 2010

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 4,481 Views 0 Comments

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

The 9 at 9: Monday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Monday

Dec 20th 2010, 8:19 AM 1,262 Views 0 Comments

Nine things you really, really need to know by 9am: travellers face chaos as they try to get home for Christmas; gardaí launch an investigation into Sunday Independent claims on cocaine use in RTE; and the rape case against Julian Assange “may be less flawed” than thought.