Winter Solstice sunrise at Newgrange - 22nd December 2006

Newgrange Winter Solstice
Newgrange Winter Solstice sunrise.

Jolyon Frampton and Clare Winkel won tickets in the winter solstice lottery for December 22nd, they were very fortunate to experience a glorious sunrise in the chamber at Newgrange.

Newgrange Solstice
Clare leaving the Visitors Centre with mist over the Boyne, it didn't look like a good morning for the sun to illuminate the Newgrange passage and chamber.



Boyne Valley - Newgrange
View of the Boyne Valley from Newgrange, the mist adding a mythical element.

Newgrange Solstice
The sun broke through the mist for a brilliant illumination of the chamber at Newgrange.

Outside Newgrange
Joe outside Newgrange after experiencing the illumination of the chamber.

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