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Loughcrew Equinox Dawn


Free of charge


22/09/2022 - 24/09/2022
7:00 am


Loughcrew Cairns

Group of people in silhouette with sun in background

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 join us to celebrate the beginning of Autumn.
Please note that the climb to the top of the hill is steep. Please wear sensible footwear and dress for the weather. Dogs should be kept on leads.


Co. Meath

087 0524975

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Located 3km east of Oldcastle. off R163, about 80km north-west of Dublin

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