One of the greatest man-made recurring wonders of the world is the Winter Solstice at Newgrange, Co. Meath, Ireland.
On the 21 st December each year, as dawn rises, sunlight enters the 5000 year old chamber. It is an awesome spectacle of mathematical precision that contradicts completely with the notion that our distant forefathers of that time lacked intelligence.
There is a waiting list which runs into thousands to be one of the few to see the actual event. Each year a draw is made and a lucky few people get to see the inside of the chamber on the day of the Winter Solstice.
Throughout the year thousands of visitors congregate on Newgrange to explore the burial mound and spiral carvings and it has become one of the most visited attractions in Ireland.
Now for the first time through the use of technology, you have the opportunity to see the inside of the famous World Heritage Site from the comfort of your armchair.
Look Around Ireland were given exclusive access by the Newgrange authorities to carry out a virtual tour of the passageway and the central chamber.
John Mc Keown, Director of Look Around Ireland, states that he was thrilled to be allowed to create the virtual tour and that it had always been a dream of his to get it onto the web.
“Our website is very respected by the Irish heritage authorities because of our work on other locations in Ireland and consequently they were satisfied that we would produce an authentic and faithful reproduction of Newgrange, to satisfy the countless people who do not have the opportunity to visit the location” says John.
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The virtual tours may be viewed online at https://www.lookaroundireland.com/insidenewgrange.php