Category Archives: The Cairns

Autumn Equinox 2017

The Cairn will be opened by the OPW on Thursday 21st, Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd September this year. More details on the Equinox festival coming soon.
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Loughcrew Spring Equinox 2017

Loughcrew Spring Equinox 2017 It’s that time of year again when the days are getting long and a special event happens at Loughcrew. Celebrate this wonderful spectacle and relax with some intimate events at Loughcrew Megalithic Centre. Full details below: Sunday 12th March 15.00 – Equinox Art Exhibition by Dave Gavin, Elanor Thompson & Sandra…
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Jonathan Swift’s Loughcrew Poem

The hills at Loughcrew are commonly known by their Irish name: Sliabh na Caillí. Meaning Mountain of the Witch. This comes from the local legend about how the Cairns were formed. Jonathan Swift heard of this story and put it to verse.   Determined now her tomb to build, 
Her ample skirt with stones she…
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