For 5 days every year at the end of December, a few minutes after sun rise, the sun lights the inner chamber of Newgrange. Weather permitting, around 100 people, are selected by lottery to view this event. If you which to summit your name for the lottery, you can enter it when you visit the Brú na BÓinne Visitor Center.
Photo above – kerbstones set at the base of the Newgrange. The quartzite, white rocks, were cement in place during reconstruction. Today, many question the interpretation that the white rooks were an exterior facing of the mound, instead believing the white rocks were pavers of a sacred pathway leading up to the tomb.
Our tour of the interior of the tomb now complete we return down the passageway to exit through the entrance. We take our time exploring the exterior of the mound before hopping a bus and returning to the Visitor Center.