Loughcrew Equinox Events - Autumn 2019

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Loughcrew Megalithic Centre

Summerbank

Oldcastle

A82 A6N7 oldcastle

Ireland

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The Loughcrew Equinox is a unique experience which happens twice a year at the Loughcrew Cairns in County Meath.

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The equinox is a special time of year when night and day are almost equal lengths. However, it may have meant more to the people who built the Loughcrew Cairns over 5,000 years ago. It could have been a time to honor the harvest, mark a stage in the cycle of the year or maybe something else.

Today people celebrate the equinox sunrise alignment at Cairn T by gathering around the entrance of the Cairn which is also the highest point in Meath. The suns rays illuminate the passage, chamber and ancient carvings within this ancient monument. To mark this occasion we have put together the following events to celebrate this special time of year at Loughcrew. Hopefully, we will see you here at Loughcrew for sunrise!

Sat 21st of September

07.00 Equinox Sunrise

07.30 Equinox Breakfast at Loughcrew Megalithic Centre

08.00 Megalithic Art Exhibition and Print Making Workshops - Padraig Conway will present a series of blind embossed prints of artworks contained within Cairn T and other interpretive works inspired by megalithic sites. Meet the artist and create some of your own unique hand crafted prints (All Day – Adults and Kids)

11.00 Psychic Medium Dawn (All day)

Sun 22nd of September

07.00 Equinox Sunrise

07.30 Equinox Breakfast at Loughcrew Megalithic Centre

11.00 Psychic Medium Dawn (All day)

11.30 Equinox Meditation with Debbie Boyle

14.00 Face Painting fun with Aisling

14.00 The Story of the Loughcrew Equinox for Kids by Tina Halpin – Conan and the Mystical Magical Light of Loughcrew (Adults and kids)

15.00 Flint Knapping Workshop is CANCELLED DUE TO UNFORSEEN CIRCUMSTANCES Explore the techniques and skills used by prehistoric people to create tools and the meanings behind them – A hands on flint knapping workshop and talk with Dr. Bernard Gilhooly (UCD) (Adults and Kids)

16.30 Guided Tour of the Loughcrew Cairns with Malachy Hand (Adults and Kids)

Mon 23rd of September

07.00 Equinox Sunrise

07.30 Equinox Breakfast at Loughcrew Megalithic Centre

*To find out more about each event and accommodation visit our Website www.loughcrewmega.com

* Please note that everyone is welcome to visit the Loughcrew Cairns and that bookings are only for events at Loughcrew Megalithic Centre.

* Please note that access to Cairn T is not possible as it is closed due to conservation work being carried out by the OPW

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Loughcrew Megalithic Centre

Summerbank

Oldcastle

A82 A6N7 oldcastle

Ireland

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

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