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

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Aerial view of Cairn L

Aerial view of Cairn D

Ringfort - aerial view.

Cairn L


Cairn D



Sheep on Carnbane West

Cairn L front view - Carnbane West Loughcrew

Cairn L side view - Carnbane West Loughcrew

Carnbane West


Cairn L - front view


Cairn L - side view

Loughcrew Cairn L - Limestone monolith

Loughcrew Cairn L - Megalithc Art

Loughcrew Cairn D

Loughcrew Cairn L
Limestone monolith


Loughcrew Cairn L
Megalithic Art


Loughcrew Cairn D
Circumference 163m

Loughcrew Cairn H

Loughcrew Cairn H

Concentric circles - Cairn H Loughcrew

Loughcrew Cairn H
Circumference 40m


Loughcrew Cairn H
Front view


Loughcrew Cairn H
Concentric circles


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Video of Spring Equinox illumination

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  The Stone Age Cairn L on Carnbane West at Loughcrew is featured in the March 2015 edition of Astronomy Ireland in an article by Ann Dunne "Irish Recorded Oldest Known Eclipse 5355 Years Ago"  More...

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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Boyne Valley Tours Private Tour with pick up and return to your accommodation. Newgrange World Heritage site, the 10th century High Crosses at Monasterboice, Hill of Tara the seat of the High Kings, Hill of Tara the seat of the High Kings and the Hill of Slane where St. Patrick let a Paschal fire in 433 More ...
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