Loughcrew Equinox


The Equinox is the halfway point in the year between the Summer and Winter solstices. It is over this 3 day period that the back stone in Cairn T is lit up by the morning sunlight shining down the passage way. The Loughcrew Equinox is a unique experience not to be missed!

Equinox - Edited

The OPW are on hand to open the Cairn before the sun rises. People form a queue around the side of the Cairn. The spectacle lasts about 50 minutes which allows most people time to get inside in groups of 5/6.

To help with the early start we provide accommodation at the foot of the hill. It is just a short walk up to the top and there is a fantastic atmosphere as people join together to welcome the light.

Enjoy the following video from Michael Fox:

We have a cosy cottage hostel and a new campsite on the Loughcrew Hills. For bookings follow the link below:

click here for accommodation loughcrew tour page

For events happening this year, click below: