Carrowkeel Summer Solstice
Carrowkeel cairns are in the Bricklieve Mountains in County Sligo (north west of Ireland).
Cairn G has a roofbox above the entrance, similar to
The sun enters the chamber through the roofbox at sunset for about a month before and after the summer solstice.
For the days around the summer solstice the sunset illuminates the back of the chamber.
Carrowkeel Cairn G is smaller and less sophisticated than Newgrange, the passage is 2 meters long compared with 19 meters
of the setting sun from Cairn G on the 20th June 2008.
Carrowkeel Cairn G | The Summer Solstice sunset enters the chamber through the roofbox
Observing the Summer Solstice Sunset through the roofbox from inside Carrowkeel Cairn G
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