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Autumn Equinox 2023 at Loughcrew Megalithic Centre

Summer has drawn to a close and next up we are super excited to be celebrating the upcoming Autumn Equinox here at Loughcrew, just outside Oldcastle in Co. Meath.
As always we are running a number of events over the weekend to mark this special occasion.

087 211 3624



Co. Meath.

A82 A6N7

Fri, Sep 22 - Sun, Sep 24 2023, All day

Swim Ireland: Pop-up Pool at Oldcastle

Swim Ireland's Pop-up Pool was officially launched on Tuesday, March 28th in Oldcastle and will be open daily to the public until August. 

Oldcastle Pop-up Pool
+353 1 625 1120

Beside the co-op at the Railway Yard, Oldcastle, Co Meath, A82 TF86

Tue, Mar 28 - Tue, Aug 1 2023, All day

Autumn Equinox Celebrations at Loughcrew Megalithic Centre

Autumn Equinox is just around the corner and where better to celebrate this magical time of year then Loughcrew.

Autumn Equinox officially falls on the morning of the 23rd September this year.

We will be running a number of events between the 23rd - 25th which are outlined below.

Please note some events need to be booked, details of how to do so is included.

Friday 23rd September

Loughcrew Megalithic Centre
00353 (0)86 736 1948

Summerbank, Oldcastle, Co. Meath, A82 A6N7

Fri, Sep 23 2022, 10:30am - Sun, Sep 25 2022, 5pm

Loughcrew Equinox Dawn

The autumnal equinox is on September 23rd. For us in the Northern Hemisphere, autumn arrives while south of the equator, spring begins. 5000 years ago, the builders of the monument known as Cairn T at Loughcrew aligned their tomb to sunrise at the equinoxes.

The Office of Public Works will have staff on site for dawn from 7.00am on September 22nd, 23rd and 24th (Thursday, Friday and Saturday).

Cairn T remains closed but all are welcome to visit the Cairns to celebrate the beginning of Autumn.

Equinox Dawn
087 0524975

Cortown, Oldcastle, Co Meath

Thu, Sep 22 2022, 7am - Sat, Sep 24 2022, 8am

Spring Equinox 2023 Events at Loughcrew Megalithic Centre

Here at Loughcrew, just outside Oldcastle in Co. Meath, we have celebrated the Spring & Autumn Equinox for many years. The famous Cairn T, which sits on top of the highest point in the county, has an incredible alignment with the equinox sunrise, dating back thousands of years.

At Loughcrew Megalithic Centre we believe this is cause for celebration and we invite you to come celebrate with us to!
Spring Equinox this year officially falls on Monday 20th March.

Loughcrew Megalithic Centre
087 2113624 / 086 736 1948

Loughcrew Megalithic Centre, 



Co. Meath. 

A82 A6N7

Sat, Mar 18 - Mon, Mar 20 2023, All day

Hill Walking at Loughcrew

Start Point of Walk: Loughcrew Cairns

Guided tours in Summer months

Description of route:  Hillwalk

Length and duration of walk: 3-4km

Difficulty Level: Medium challenge

Features: The Loughcrew Complex are smaller in scale than the monuments of Newgrange, Knowth & Dowth however are 5000 years old. Stunning views await the visitor.

Proximity to tourist service facilities: Oldcastle and Kells are close by

087 0524975

Corstown, Oldcastle, Co Meath