Images of Megalithic Cairns
Carnbane West (Cairnbane West) Loughcrew.
Aerial view of Loughcrew Cairn L
Aerial view of Loughcrew Cairn D
Loughcrew Ringfort - aerial view
Sheep on Loughcrew Carnbane West
Cairn L front view - Carnbane West Loughcrew
Cairn L side view - Carnbane West Loughcrew
Loughcrew Cairn L - Limestone monolith
Loughcrew Cairn L - Megalithc Art
Loughcrew Cairn D - Circumference 163m
Loughcrew Cairn H - Circumference 40m
Loughcrew Cairn H
Concentric circles - Cairn H Loughcrew
Loughcrew Cairn V with Cairn T in the background, photo by Steve Emerson
The Stone Age Cairn L on Carnbane West at Loughcrew was featured in the March 2015 edition
of Astronomy Ireland in an article by Ann Dunne Irish Recorded Oldest Known Eclipse 5355 Years Ago
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.
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