Autumn Equinox 2019

Autumn Equinox 2019

The equinox is a special time of year when night and day are almost equal lengths. However, it may have meant more to the people who built the Loughcrew Cairns over 5,000 years ago. It could have been a time to honor the harvest, mark a stage in the cycle of the year or maybe something else.

Today people celebrate the equinox sunrise alignment at Cairn T by gathering around the entrance of the Cairn which is also the highest point in Meath. The suns rays illuminate the passage, chamber and ancient carvings within this ancient monument. To mark this occasion we have put together the following events to celebrate this special time of year at Loughcrew. Hopefully, we will see you here for sunrise!

* To book tickets click here

Saturday 21st of September

07.00 Equinox Sunrise

07.30 Equinox Breakfast

08.00 Megalithic Art Exhibition and Print Making Workshops - Padraig Conway will present a series of blind embossed prints of artworks contained within Cairn T and other interpretive works inspired by megalithic sites. Meet the artist and create your own unique handcrafted prints. (All day - Adults and kids) To find out more click here

11.00 Psychic Medium Dawn (All Day) To find out more click here

Sunday 22nd of September

07.00 Equinox Sunrise

07.30 Equinox Breakfast

11.00 Psychic Medium Dawn (All Day) To find out more click here

11.30 Equinox Meditation with Debbie Boyle. To find out more click here

14.00 Facepainting Fun with Aisling

14.00 The Story of the Loughcrew Equinox for kids with Tina Halpin - Conan and the Mystical Magical Light of Loughcrew (Adults and Kids). To find out more click here

15.00 Explore the techniques and skills used by prehistoric people to create tools and the meanings behind them - A hands-on flint knapping workshop and talk with Dr. Bernard Gilhooly (UCD) (Adults and Kids). To find out more click here

16.30 Guided Tour of the Loughcrew Cairns with Malachy Hand (Adults and Kids) To find out more click here

Monday 23rd of September

07.00 Equinox Sunrise

07.30 Equinox Breakfast

*To book tickets click here

*Please note that everyone is welcome to visit the Loughcrew Cairns and ticket are for events at Loughcrew Megalithic Centre

*Please note that access to Cairn T is not possible as it is closed due to conservation work being carried out by the OPW

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