It has long been a desire of mine to visit Ireland, the home of much of my ancestry, and while all hopes of travel have been postponed by covid (and, let’s be real, 💰), one bright spot in this mess has been the abundance of resources that have been made available through streaming. After years of dreaming of a visit, I am so incredibly excited to be able to stream the Winter Solstice at Newgrange!

For those not familiar, Newgrange is a Neolithic Era “passage monument” and tomb, approximately 5200 years old, making it older than both Stonehenge and the Pyramids. It is perfectly constructed so that passageways align with the exact location of the sunrise and sunset on the Solstice, and with stunning examples of Neolithic carvings, the structure features prominently in Irish folklore.

This year, per the Irish Office of Public Works, “The hugely significant Solstice Sunrise event will be live-streamed from within the Chamber, on 20, 21 and 22 December, so that everyone will be able to experience this wonderful phenomenon from any location around the world.” Stream at the link below!

The Solstice at Newgrange

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