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Thursday 7 December 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Newgrange

This year
Spectacular auroral phenomenon seen at select spots across Ireland on Sunday night
Cloud cover meant that not many had the chance to see it.
Last year
Visitors re-enter Newgrange chamber during winter solstice for first time since Covid
Hundreds gathered at the neolithic monument for the annual event.
All time
Crowds gather at Newgrange to watch winter solstice despite overcast weather
For the second year in a row, the chamber itself remains closed due to Covid-19.
No visitors to be allowed in Newgrange chamber for Winter Solstice sunrise, OPW confirms
The solstice sunrise event will once again be livestreamed from within the chamber.
Ireland's ancient astronomers and the alignment of our prehistoric monuments
Anthony Murphy outlines how the ancient dwellers built clever structures to work in harmony with the cosmos.
WATCH: Beautiful sunrise lights up Newgrange chamber as days start to get longer
Weather conditions were better this morning as thousands of viewers tuned in from around the world.
Watch: The sun failed to show its face on the winter solstice livestream from Newgrange this morning
The livestream was aimed at ensuring “everyone will be able to experience this wonderful phenomenon”.
Newgrange's recently uncovered neighbour is being preserved for future generations
Digging at the site has been delayed due to the pandemic.
Newgrange to livestream solstice sunrise
The neolithic tomb is closed to visitors this winter solstice.
Archaeologists say they've discovered what could be Neolithic log boats near Newgrange
The river bed of the Boyne is being searched by archaeologists.
The Explainer: How are we still making discoveries at Newgrange?
And why haven’t we dug the entire Boyne Valley up to find more?
Dozens of previously unknown monuments discovered at Newgrange
Newgrange is synonymous with the Winter Solstice where the dawn light illuminates its burial chamber.
'Remarkable archaeological discoveries' made near Newgrange passage tomb
A report sheds new light on discoveries made this summer.
Your summer in Ireland: 5 must-see sites in Meath
Take our challenge and tick off as many glorious sites this summer as recommended by heritage officers around Ireland.
Archaeological discoveries are being made by the dozen this summer - but what happens next?
The dry weather has revealed previously undiscovered site around the county.
Another new archaeological discovery in the Boyne Valley has just come to light
After two years of work, a drone photograper has found the apparent remains of a barrow cemetery
It's been a 'mind-blowing' few weeks for neolithic discoveries near Newgrange - here's what's been happening
The area still has much to reveal.
Recent drought led to archaeological discovery of circular enclosure near Newgrange
Anthony Murphy, founder of Mythical Ireland, made the discovery when flying drones in the Brú na Bóinne area yesterday evening.
Thousands of people tuned in to watch winter solstice from Newgrange
Unfortunately, weather conditions weren’t great this morning.
You can now see the winter solstice at Newgrange without a ticket
And without having to leave your home.
Newgrange's winter solstice is only 50 years old? No way, says OPW
A former State archaeologist had suggested that the roofbox at Newgrange was fabricated in the 1960s.
These bird's-eye views of Newgrange from above are jaw-dropping
You can also catch a glimpse of its neighbours Knowth and Dowth.
Rain clouds dull winter solstice for crowds at Newgrange
There was no light at the end of the tunnel this year…
Taoiseach says Isis 'want to blow up Newgrange'
And the Rock of Cashel too.
If you've never been inside Newgrange, here's your chance to take a peek
More than 130 buildings and monuments have been transformed into 3D digital models.
Large crowds gather at Newgrange, despite sun failing to shine
Hundreds gathered at the tomb this morning.
Someone added googly eyes to Newgrange at Dublin Airport
Some benevolent soul…
Twink, McNulty, and the iPhone 6: The week in numbers
Plus: How many pigs are there in Ireland?
Want to go to Newgrange for the winter solstice? The names are being picked today
30,000 entries have been received.
Hidden Ireland: From the Boyne flows the story of Ireland
Archaeologist Neil Jackman takes us on a guided tour of the treasures of one of Ireland’s most important historical hotspots.
In pictures: The winter solstice at Newgrange reader Aoife Thomas was on hand to witness the winter solstice today. This is how it went.
Google goes knitting as doodlers mark the winter solstice
Have you seen the homepage today?
9 places in Ireland you need to visit as soon as possible
The auld sod ain’t so bad after all.
The Newgrange lottery draw is now open, so how do you win?
This year could be your year to witness the incredible Winter Solstice display in the Neolithic tomb.
Newgrange is Ireland's favourite heritage site
Meath site pips the Cliffs of Moher and Glendalough as the nation’s favourite site, as National Heritage week kicks off on Saturday.
Senator calls for judicial review of Slane bypass decision
Thomas Byrne has criticised the decision of An Bord Pleanála today.
Winter solstice to be marked at Newgrange
All going well this morning’s sunrise is expected to light up the passage tomb at Newgrange. However, tomorrow is actually the shortest day of the year.
Hidden chambers may exist in Newgrange
As a new survey begins in Meath, we take a look at four other archaeological sites where unexpected discoveries have been made…