Winter Solstice Sunrise

18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd and 23rd December

Winter Solstice Dawn in Newgrange
Office of Public Works
About this event

Members of the public can attend the Winter Solstice dawn. As space within the chamber is very limited, approximately 20 people can be accommodated each morning. The spaces are allocated by way of a lottery draw, which takes place at the end of September each year. Members of the public complete and return an official application form. Fifty names are drawn initially and each person is offered two places in the chamber during the solstice period from 18 – 23 December. There are a further fifty names drawn as a reserve list in the event that those drawn out first are unable to attend.


Newgrange National Monument,
Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre
Co. Meath


Marian O’Brien

Phone: 00-353-1- 6476916