Heritage Ireland

Heritage Ireland

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The Office of Public Works’ annual Winter Solstice gathering at the Neolithic Passage Tomb of Newgrange on 21 December has been cancelled this year, due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions.

The hugely significant Solstice Sunrise event will be live-streamed from within the Chamber, on the 20th, 21st and 22nd of December, so that everyone will be able to experience this wonderful phenomenon from any location around the world.

The live stream will be available on this page from 08:45 UTC, Sunday 20 December at the player above.

Members of the public are advised not to travel to Newgrange on the morning of the Winter Solstice as access to the site will not be facilitated.

The co-operation of the public is greatly appreciated.

To view more about the Winter Solstice see our video below

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