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Newgrange, Meath


Newgrange is a huge Stone Age monument in Meath; a stone-built, earth covered burial hill, found less than a mile north of the River Boyne. It is known in Irish as Sí an Bhrú.

Newgrange is older than Stonehenge and the Egyptian pyramids. Its large, circular mound, ringed by engraved kerbstones, covers a vaulted burial chamber of dry stone with a passageway and interior chambers. The chamber is skilfully aligned with the rising sun, the light of which floods the chamber at the winter solstice. (Read more)