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Sunday 26 March 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# Winter Solstice

Last year
# Winter Solstice
Visitors re-enter Newgrange chamber during winter solstice for first time since Covid
Hundreds gathered at the neolithic monument for the annual event.
# 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.
# 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.
# Shortest Day
Watch: The sun failed to show its face on the winter solstice livestream from Newgrange this morning
The livestream was aimed at ensuring “everyone will be able to experience this wonderful phenomenon”.
# Winter Solstice
'Remarkable archaeological discoveries' made near Newgrange passage tomb
A report sheds new light on discoveries made this summer.
# Not Newgrange
Saying goodbye to the short days at Knockroe: 'It’s a way to think of how to go forward'
“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
Unfortunately, weather conditions weren’t great this morning.
# streamed live
You can now see the winter solstice at Newgrange without a ticket
And without having to leave your home.
# neolithic after all
Newgrange's winter solstice is only 50 years old? No way, says OPW
A former State archaeologist had suggested that the roofbox at Newgrange was fabricated in the 1960s.
# Winter Solstice
These bird's-eye views of Newgrange from above are jaw-dropping
You can also catch a glimpse of its neighbours Knowth and Dowth.
# Newgrange
Rain clouds dull winter solstice for crowds at Newgrange
There was no light at the end of the tunnel this year…
# Winter Solstice
Large crowds gather at Newgrange, despite sun failing to shine
Hundreds gathered at the tomb this morning.
# high noon
Want to go to Newgrange for the winter solstice? The names are being picked today
30,000 entries have been received.
# Winter Solstice
In pictures: The winter solstice at Newgrange reader Aoife Thomas was on hand to witness the winter solstice today. This is how it went.
# Google
Google goes knitting as doodlers mark the winter solstice
Have you seen the homepage today?
# 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.
# Watch
VIDEO: the winter solstice in Alaska
Watch this beautiful timelapse video and immediately feel better about life.
# Achillhenge
Achillhenge still standing, despite court order
Eyesore or novel attraction?
# Winter Solstice
Winter solstice to be marked at Newgrange
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.
# 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.