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

Aerial view - Carnbane East - Loughcrew
Aerial photograph of Loughcrew Carnbane East

Loughcres Aerial
Loughcrew Carnbane East - Cairn S, Cairn T and Cairn U

Aerial view - Loughcrew Cairn T
Cairn T is the main cairn on Loughcrew Carnbane East

Loughcrew Cairn T - Carnbane East
Cairn T on Loughcrew Carnbane East

Loughcrew Cairn T - Front
Entrance to Cairn T on Loughcrew Carnbane East

Hag's Chair - Loughcrew Cairn T
Loughcrew Cairn T - Hag's Chair

Cairn T - Chamber Backstone
Loughcrew Cairn T - Backstone

Loughcrew Cairn T - stone carving in right hand chamber
Loughcrew Cairn T - Right recess

Loughcrew Cairn T - stone carving in left hand chamber
Loughcrew Cairn T - Left recess

Ceiling Stone over the back chamber in Cairn T
Cairn T - Ceiling Stone

Orthostat from the passage of Cairn T at Loughcrew
Cairn T - Orthostat R1

Orthostat in the passage of Cairn T - Loughcrew
Cairn T - Orthostat L1

Cairn U - Loughcrew Carnbane East
Cairn U - Carnbane East

Cairn U - Carving on backstone of right hand chamber
Loughcrew Cairn U - Carving on backstone of right hand chamber

Cairn U - Carving on backstone of left hand chamber
Loughcrew Cairn U - Carving on backstone of left hand chamber

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

Equinox sunlight in Cairn T - Loughcrew 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.
 

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