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Posted by on Dec 21, 2013 in Ancient, Headlines | 0 comments

5 Good Reads to Learn About the Winter Solstice in Ireland

A message left on a bench at Loughcrew on the Solstice. - Photo by Ilja Klutman via Flickr Creative Commons

A message left on a bench at Loughcrew on the Solstice. – Photo by Ilja Klutman via Flickr Creative Commons

Today is the winter solstice… the shortest day of the year… the official start of winter; and a day that has captured the imaginations of humans for millennia.

In Ireland, there are many locations that appear to have connections to this specific day. Below are a few articles that may shed some light on the topic:

10 Amazing Winter Solstice Experiences in Ireland – Pól Ó Conghaile reveals that Newgrange isn’t the only place to visit on the shortest day of the year.

Where to Experience the Winter Solstice: Ireland’s Prehistoric Newgrange Tomb – The Guardian delves into the mysteries of Newgrange and other solstice locations around the world.

Newgrange and the Winter Solstice – Irish Archaeology covers the significance of the passage tomb at Newgrange.

Light on the Darkest Day: The Winter Solstice at the Passage Tomb at Newgrange – John McKeown talks about his annual visit to Ireland’s most famous passage tomb.

Newgrange: the Big Winter Solstice Fake? – Bernd Biege chews on some of the many controversies tied to the World Heritage Site.

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