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Watch an Irish Winter Solstice

Tomorrow Friday 21st December 2012 at  8.45am (GMT) you can watch the dawn sunshine of the shortest day of the year light up the interior of an ancient temple  on http://www.newgrange.com/webcast.htm

Newgrange in County Meath on Ireland’s east coast was built 500 years before Egyptian slaves had to haul stone for the Great Pyramid of Giza and  a thousand years before Stonehenge was constructed.
No one is sure why Newgrange  was built but once a year for about quarter of an hour a shaft of sunlight shines through a hole in the roof to light up the inner chamber.
Tomorrow is the day, provided there isn’t a bit of mist off the mountains blocking the way….

Newgrange

Newgrange (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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2 comments on “Watch an Irish Winter Solstice

  1. ann perrin
    December 20, 2012

    it’s supposed to be burning of he clocks in Brighton tomorrow too, I have filmed this for two years, brilliant, This year no candles, but those electronic light things, No lit up clocks thown in the fire..H and S gone mad…will I go? Does youtube deserve it? Ummm thinking about itX

    • bridget whelan
      December 21, 2012

      saw the headlines and wondered what it was about…has there been a problem in past years? Sounds like some of the magic will go…

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