Winter Solstice at Newgrange

This event was held 18 - 23 Dec 2017. Explore What's On for the latest festivals & events.

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Location: Newgrange, Brú na Bóinne Centre, Donore, Meath

Witness a dawn spectacle engineered over 5,000 years ago by spending a morning at Winter Solstice at Newgrange. The Winter Solstice takes place on December 21 each year but Newgrange is open for visitors to witness the beautiful dawn experience from December 18 – 23. On clear Solstice mornings, the chamber at the end of the passage is fully illuminated and bathed in a wonderful golden glow. For visitors gathered outside the monument, you’ll witness the dawn as Newgrange’s Neolithic builders saw it thousands of years ago. A truly magical event you'll remember for decades to come, don't miss your chance to experience Winter Solstice at Newgrange. Admission Free