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Newgrange: The sun shines into it for 17 minutes on one day of the year ... the winter solstice ... And only that day.

Newgrange - The sun entering the passageway at Winter Solstice. Newgrange is a prehistoric monument in County Meath, Ireland, about one kilometre north of the River Boyne. It was built about 3200 BCE, during the Neolithic period.

Top 10 Reasons To Visit Ireland - Newgrange (Sí an Bhrú)   One of the things that irks me most about Irish tourism is how much less well-known Newgrange is than Stonehenge.  Read more: http://www.toptenz.net/top-10-reasons-to-visit-ireland.php#ixzz2PASND1xT

Top 10 Reasons To Visit Ireland

built around 3200 bce, making it older than the pyramids of egypt and stonehenge.

The passage tomb at Newgrange, County Meath awash with light during the Winter Solstice on December 21st. This ancient light show has been taking place at the same time and date for over 5,000 years!

Newgrange, Ireland

Passage in Newgrange Megalithic Tomb. At sunrise on the mid-winter Solstice, a shaft of sunlight pierces the narrow opening above the entrance. Slowly, light travels the passage and illuminates the chamber.

The Hole Stone, County Antrim  Some of my favourite photographs of Ireland. Also available to order as high quality prints. Please contact me for more information on sizes, paper and delivery. www.georgepennock.com

On a hilltop near Doagh is a Bronze Age megalith known as The Holestone. Couples used to promise marriage by clasping hands through the hole in the stone. from Irish: Dumhach, meaning "mound") Photo by George Pennock Photography.

The Winter Solstice, or Midwinter, is celebrated around the world by a variety of cultures.  It marks the shortest day of the year (the longest night), and when the sun is at its lowest on the hori…

Winter Solstice

Gaulstown Dolmen, county Waterford, Ireland

Gaulstown Dolmen , county Waterford, Ireland There are over 170 dolmens (also known as portal tombs) recorded in Ireland.

Mt Errigal Co Donegal Ireland. https://www.facebook.com/IrelandOfAThousandWelcomes

Mt Errigal Co Donegal Ireland. Ireland Of A Thousand Welcomes- Cead Mille Failte

Touring the Ring of Kerry // County Kerry, Ireland • The Overseas Escape

Touring the Ring of Kerry // County Kerry, Ireland

Country Kerry, Ireland

Monastic settlement, Skellig Michael, County Kerry, Ireland - Photo by Ian Kennelly. ----- The scene where Rey finds Luke is filmed here.