Loughcrew Equinox - September 2012


The rising sun on the mornings around the equinox illuminates the passage and chamber.
At Cairn T, the 5000 year old megalithic passage tomb at Loughcrew the rising sun
on the mornings around the equinox illuminates the passage and chamber.


Glorious sunrise that illuminated the backstone inside the chamber of Cairn T.
The people who made the effort to get up early on a Saturday morning were rewarded
by a glorious sunrise that illuminated the backstone inside the chamber of Cairn T.


Groups of 5 or 6 enter Cairn T to experience the illumination of the chamber.
Clare and Leontia from the OPW (Office of Public Works) allowed groups of 5 or 6 to enter
Cairn T from alternative sides to experience the illumination of the chamber.


Sunbeam on the backstone of the chamber inside Cairn T
Sunbeam on the backstone of the chamber inside Cairn T - Photo by Ken Williams.

Loughcrew Video - Spring Equinox 2005

The progress of the sunbeam on the backstone inside Cairn T at Loughcrew was video recorded at sunrise on the morning of March 23rd 2005. The 50 minute video has been compressed to 1 minute 46 seconds and included in the following YouTube Video.




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