Winter Solstice

As the longest day of the year approaches, join us in celebrating the Winter Solstice on Tuesday, 21st December. Link with us for our sunset tour and afterwards a chat with warm refreshments at the Visitor Centre.

Together we will take a journey back in time and hear how this was a very important date on the old Celtic Calendar. So important, that our ancient ancestors left us a monumental site – Bru na Boinne / Newgrange. The Winter sun enters through the light-box above the entrance and slowly embraces the inner chamber with light and warmth – life ! We celebrate this date here on the Hill of Uisneach, in the same manner we imagine our ancestors did. . .

We will recall our departed and holding them close as this long day’s sun rests, chronicling the lore of past, reminding our younger kindred of  continued traditions while creating a safe space for them to engage with what is Mother Nature and all that she provides. Our ancestors would have spent the days leading up to the Winter Solstice and the couple of days afterwards, completing the final yearly routines of gathering, curing, killing, collecting, nesting and celebrating this wondrous season of rest and rejuvenation in the company of their loved ones. . .

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Dec 21 2021


2:30 pm - 4:30 pm




Uisneach Hill
Uisneach Hill, Rathnew, Co. Westmeath
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