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Newgrange County Meath

Newgrange Ancient Temple

Newgrange County Meath
Newgrange this historical landmark was built over 5000 years ago (about 3,200 B.C.). It is older than Stonehenge in England and the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt.

It is situated in the Boyne Valley and was built by the farming community that resided there.

Newgrange was classified by archaeologists as a passage tomb but Ancient Temple is a more fitting description as it is a place of astrological, spiritual, religious and ceremonial importance.

Illumination Of The Chamber Winter Solstice

Newgrange lighting up

illuminated Chamber

Every year during the Winter solstice, its passage and chamber are illuminated by the sun which shines at dawn, beginning at around 9am, through an opening above the entrance to the passage called a roof-box.

This event lasts for seventeen minutes and happens from December 19th to 23rd.




Our Map Below Will Help You Locate Newgrange

Directions and using the interactive map

To get directions to your location of interest it will be centred on the map with a red bubble. Just mouse over it and click to open a pop up window, use the scroll bar on the pop up window and then select Directions to:

A: Enter your current location:
B: This will display the location of interest:

Then select get directions your route and directions will be displayed on the map, you can also print them out enjoy.


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