Wednesday, December 17, 2008

NEWGRANGE WINTER SOLSTICE

This from Mythical Ireland.....Once again the Winter Solstice illumination of the Newgrange Chamber is to be broadcast live on the internet. It follows the first webcast last year which was an outstanding success, marred only by the fact that 300,000 people tried to see it at once and some people were unable to view the event.
It gives those who are unable to make it to Ireland, or indeed those not lucky enough to be in the chamber on the morning, an opportunity to witness this 5,000-year-spectacle.
Newgrange was constructed around 3150BC by Neolithic farmers who had a cosmic world view and who attempted to enshrine their beliefs in monumental fashion along the banks of the Boyne. Their endeavours resulted from a crossover between science and spirituality, and ultimately saw the destination of the soul as being fixed among the stars. View the webcast via the link below between 8.30 and 9.30 21st December.
http://www.servecast.com/opw/211208/index.html

Hope it isn't cloudy!

4 comments:

BarbaraS said...

It's always cloudy! ;)

Thanks for this: I've always wondered what it's like. Apparently when I was a baby I was taken there by my parents on that date... but that could just be a family myth!

Totalfeckineejit said...

Hi B,yeah,I'd love to go,i'm intersted an all that ancient stuff like standing stones, my favourites are at Drombeg down in West Cork.I love castles,follies and all the big old houses gone to rack and ruin too.

Dominic Rivron said...

Thanks for posting this. I've always wanted to go there. I've been to several similar sites in England (round Avebury, mainly), but never got round to Newgrange when I've been in Ireland.
I'll try to remember to watch the webcast.

Totalfeckineejit said...

Hi Dominic you're most welcome.I'd say you'd need to be there to get anything out of it but it might be worth a look.I was at Stonehenge as a kid ages ago(roughly around the time it was built!) but would love to see it again properly.Thanks a million for dropping by.