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#Winter Solstice

# winter-solstice - Friday 21 December, 2018

'Remarkable archaeological discoveries' made near Newgrange passage tomb

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'

“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 This post contains videos

Thousands of people tuned in to watch winter solstice from Newgrange

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

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

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

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

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

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

30,000 entries have been received.

# winter-solstice - Saturday 21 December, 2013

In pictures: The winter solstice at Newgrange Winter Solstice This post contains images

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 goes knitting as doodlers mark the winter solstice

Have you seen the homepage today?

# winter-solstice - Wednesday 9 January, 2013

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.

# winter-solstice - Saturday 22 December, 2012

VIDEO: the winter solstice in Alaska

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

# winter-solstice - Sunday 9 September, 2012

Achillhenge still standing, despite court order

Eyesore or novel attraction?

# winter-solstice - Wednesday 21 December, 2011

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.

# winter-solstice - Monday 20 December, 2010

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.

The 9 at 9: Monday

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.