Images of Megalithic Cairns
Carnbane East (Cairnbane East) Loughcrew.
Aerial photograph of Loughcrew Carnbane East
Loughcrew Carnbane East - Cairn S, Cairn T and Cairn U
Cairn T is the main cairn on Loughcrew Carnbane East
Cairn T on Loughcrew Carnbane East
Entrance to Cairn T on Loughcrew Carnbane East
Loughcrew Cairn T - Hag's Chair
Loughcrew Cairn T - Backstone
Loughcrew Cairn T - Right recess
Loughcrew Cairn T - Left recess
Cairn T - Ceiling Stone
Cairn T - Orthostat R1
Cairn T - Orthostat L1
Cairn U - Carnbane East
Loughcrew Cairn U - Carving on backstone of right hand chamber
Loughcrew Cairn U - Carving on backstone of left hand chamber
Loughcrew Cairn V with Cairn T in the background, photo by Steve Emerson
The illumination of the passage and chamber at the Winter
sunrise in Newgrange is world famous. Less well known is the
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.
Boyne Valley Private Day Tour
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