History & Heritage

Winter Solstice LIVE from Newgrange

Every winter solstice (21st December),  the shortest day of the year, something truly extraordinary occurs in the Boyne Valley. On this morning, and on the days around it, the rising sun shines across the river and up into the world famous Neolithic passage tomb at Newgrange. The long and narrow passage is perfectly aligned with the sunrise. This amazing feat of engineering was constructed around 3200BC, making it the oldest astronomically aligned structure in the world.

Ireland's 2018 Tourism Drive Kicks At World Travel Market - Published by Hospitality Ireland on November 6th 2017

Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Brendan Griffin TD joins Tourism Ireland and some 70 tourism businesses from across the Republic at World Travel Market - https://www.hospitalityireland.com/northern-irelands-2018-tourism-drive-kicks-world-travel-market/51438

Published by Hospitality Ireland on November 6th 2017

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