Winter Solstice at Newgrange - A poem by Mary Mills
Winter Solstice at Newgrange
Dark retreats before
the calculated caress
of sun's brightness.
Winter's hand pulls back
from a small ancient chamber;
For a few minutes,
brilliance scatters kisses
before light recedes.
The night must return,
and we can draw light into
dark times if we try.
Poem by Mary Mills.
Written in Dr. Sylvia Baer's online Creative Writing:
Poetry class Gloucester County College, New Jersey.
Admission to the chamber of Newgrange for the Winter Solstice sunrise is by lottery. There is no on-line application system, however the obliging Staff at the Visitor Centre will fill out a form on your behalf
All are welcome to gather outside the entrance to the Newgrange mound on each of the mornings from December 18th to December 23rd inclusive, Sunrise is at 8.58am.
Setting Sun Alignments
The Winter Solstice Setting Sun illuminates the chamber at the nearby
the cairn on Slieve Gullion
in Co. Armagh.
Boyne Valley Private Day Tour
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.