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Oldcastle Equinox weekend gets underway

Friday, 21st March, 2014 10:48pm
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Oldcastle Equinox weekend gets underway

The Spring Equinox sun rises above Cairn V on the way to lightening up the Equinox Stone in Cairn T.

Oldcastle Equinox weekend gets underway

The Spring Equinox sun rises above Cairn V on the way to lightening up the Equinox Stone in Cairn T.

A large crowd was present from 5am at Loughcrew this morning in near perfect conditions although very cold to witness the Equinox Sunrise break the Horizon and enter Cairn T. The group included four poets who had walked overnight from Newgrange to witness the spectacle and the event was attended by the chairman of Meath County Council John V Farrelly and Deputy Damian English.

Oldcastle Tourism Group have organised a series of events around the Equinox and spokesperson Bartle D'Arcy said: " It was a magical experience to witness the sunrise this morning and the absolute silence that greeted the spectacle of the sun breaking the dawn as it took peoples breaths away. The weather forecast is good for the weekend and on Saturday and Sunday we have organised dawn ceremonies featuring performance artists including drumming, sound vibration bowls and Peruvian whistling vessels to greet the sunrise."  Events start at 6am and there is a packed schedule of off site events taking place in Oldcastle and Loughcrew Gardens over the weekend all details on www.oldcastlechamber.ie

 

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