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Images of Megalithic Cairns
Carnbane East (Cairnbane East) Loughcrew.

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Aerial view - Carnbane East - Loughcrew

Loughcres Aerial

Aerial view - Loughcrew Cairn T

Aerial pictures of Loughcrew Carnbane East - Cairn T is the centrepiece cairn



Loughcrew Cairn T - Carnbane East

Loughcrew Cairn T - Front

Hag's Chair - Loughcrew Cairn T

Cairn T - Carnbane East

 

Cairn T - Entrance

 

Cairn T - Hag's Chair



Cairn T - Chamber Backstone

Loughcrew Cairn T - stone carving in right hand chamber

Loughcrew Cairn T - stone carving in left hand chamber

Cairn T - Backstone

 

Cairn T - Right recess

 

Cairn T - Left recess



Ceiling Stone over the back chamber in Cairn T

Orthostat from the passage of Cairn T at Loughcrew

Orthostat in the passage of Cairn T - Loughcrew

Cairn T - Ceiling Stone

 

Cairn T - Orthostat R1

 

Cairn T - Orthostat L1



Cairn U - Loughcrew Carnbane East

Cairn U - Passage

Cairn U - Carving on backstone of right hand chamber

Cairn U - Carnbane East

 

Cairn U - Passage

 

Cairn U - Carving (right)

 

     


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Cairn U - Carving on backstone of left hand chamber

 

 

Cairn U - Carving (left)

 

 

 

 


Loughcrew Cairns V and T by Steve Emerson
Loughcrew Cairn V with Cairn T in the background © Steve Emerson

 

The illumination of the passage and chamber at the Winter solstice sunrise in Newgrange is world famous. Less well known is the Equinox illumination at sunrise in Cairn T at Loughcrew. The backstone of the chamber is illuminated by a beam of light at sunrise on the Spring and Autumnal Equinoxes.

The sun light is shaped by the stones of the entrance and passage and descends the backstone while moving from left to the right illuminating the solar symbols.
Equinox sunlight in Cairn T - Loughcrew
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