Winter Solstice at Newgrange - updated

December 20, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Last year I made two magical visits to Newgrange in brilliant sunshine for the winter solstice on 18 and 22 December. I blogged about my first visit here and I've just updated my post with some shots from the second visit. You can see a few of these shots here in this post as well.  The additional pictures include a few from inside the chamber where visitors are normally not allowed to shoot. No - these weren't when the sun was shining in - I wasn't lucky enough to win the Solstice lottery - but it's still very special to be able to shoot in a 5,000-year building. Sadly, it seems this year's solstice is going to be clouded out, which is such a pity because this morning and tomorrow morning, the event is being live streamed on the Ireland's Ancient East YouTube channel. We can only hope for next year!

Comp1Comp1 17-2016-Solstice-Newgrange-©-2017-John-Coveney17-2016-Solstice-Newgrange-©-2017-John-CoveneyThe roof of the central chamber at Newgrange in Ireland during 2016 Winter Solstice. 19-2016-Solstice-Newgrange-©-2017-John-Coveney19-2016-Solstice-Newgrange-©-2017-John-CoveneyOne of the side chambers at Newgrange in Ireland during 2016 Winter Solstice. 25-2016-Solstice-Newgrange-©-2017-John-Coveney25-2016-Solstice-Newgrange-©-2017-John-CoveneyBrilliant sunshine during the 2016 Winter Solstice at Newgrange in Ireland.


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