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Saturday 2 December 2023 Dublin: 1°C

# Winter Solstice

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.
Winter solstice: Explore these new 3D scans of passage tomb megalithic art
Some of the art found at the recently uncovered Dowth Hall passage tomb have been made public.
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.
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”.
'Remarkable archaeological discoveries' made near Newgrange passage tomb
A report sheds new light on discoveries made this summer.
Saying goodbye to the short days at Knockroe: 'It’s a way to think of how to go forward'
“There’s the sense, that we’re experiencing something that brings us quite close to people living 5000 years ago”
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…
Large crowds gather at Newgrange, despite sun failing to shine
Hundreds gathered at the tomb this morning.
Want to go to Newgrange for the winter solstice? The names are being picked today
30,000 entries have been received.
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?
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.
VIDEO: the winter solstice in Alaska
Watch this beautiful timelapse video and immediately feel better about life.
Achillhenge still standing, despite court order
Eyesore or novel attraction?
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.
Newgrange winter dawn coincides with rare total lunar eclipse
On the shortest day of the year, the two celestial events will coincide for first time in about 450 years.