History & Heritage

Hill of Tara feature's in '12 Historic Sites in Ireland to Visit in 2018'

Steeped in both history and myth, the Hill of Tara is seen the world over as the ancient capital of Ireland and seat of its High Kings. The tales tells of magical kings, queens, sorcerers and demons, whilst the archaeology of the hill suggests it was in use for millennia as a site of burial and of the rituals of kingship and feasting.

Newgrange Solstice featured in Meath Chronicles "Solstice visitors to Newgrange on 50th anniversary of Professor Kelly's discovery"

"Minister Moran said: “I am delighted to be here alongside Minister Madigan to celebrate the 50th anniversary since Prof MJ O’Kelly rediscovered the sunrise illumination on the chamber at Newgrange on the Winter Solstice and to witness the live streaming of this phenomenon in association with Fáilte Ireland." - http://www.meathchronicle.ie/news/roundup/articles/2017/12/22/4150088-solstice-visitors

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.

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