Loughcrew Equinox Dawn September 2008

The Office of Public Works will have staff in attendance at Cairn T, Loughcrew on the mornings of Saturday the 20th of September, Sunday the 21st September and Monday the 22nd September from 7.15am until 8.30am.

Admission to the Chamber of Cairn T is free of charge.

As the chamber is quite small, only 5 or 6 people can be inside at a time. Visitors are requested to stay inside for only a few minutes so that everyone can get a chance to visit.

Please note that it is very important that visitors dress warmly and are wearing stout shoes. The climb to the top of Carnbane East is very steep and can be slippery after rain or on frosty mornings.

Loughcrew Spring Equinox - March 2008

Loughcrew EquinoxStaff from the Office of Public Works were at Cairn T on Carnbane East, Loughcrew for the Equinox Illumination on the mornings of March 20th, March 21st and March 22nd 2008.

Unfortunately for the people who went on March 20th the sunrise was totally obscured. On the 21st the rising sun occasionally broke through the clouds, Ken Williams has posted photos from the 21st at ShadowsandStone.com

The best morning was the 22nd which was a near perfect sunrise, when the sun rose above a little low cloud, Cairn T was brilliantly illuminated, rewarding the hardy souls that braved the arctic winds and sub zero temperatures.  More...

Loughcrew Video - Spring Equinox 2005

The progress of the sunbeam on the backstone inside Cairn T at Loughcrew was video recorded at sunrise on the morning of March 23rd 2005. The 50 minute video has been compressed to 1 minute 46 seconds and included in the following YouTube Video.

Sunbeam - March 2005
Still photograph from the 2005 Spring Equinox. More photographs ...

Boyne Valley Private Day Tour

Boyne Valley Tours
Immerse yourself in the rich heritage and culture of the Boyne Valley with our full-day private tours. Visit Newgrange World Heritage site, explore the Hill of Slane, where Saint Patrick famously lit the Paschal fire. Discover the Hill of Tara, the ancient seat of power for the High Kings of Ireland. Book Now