Friday, December 13, 2013

Loughcrew Cairns

Loughcrew Cairns
Corstown, Oldcastle, Co Meath

The Loughcrew Cairns, also known as the Hills of the Witch , are a group of Neolithic passage tombs dating to 3000 BC. The tombs are located on three different hills and Cairn T, one of the largest tombs in the complex, is situated on Cairnbane East. Inside this tomb lies a cruciform chamber, a corbelled roof and some of the most beautiful examples of Neolithic art in Ireland. During the Vernal and Autumn Equinox, people gather at dawn in Cairn T to watch sunlight enter the chamber and illuminate the inside of the tomb.

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