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Winter Solstice Festival 2015

Set on the summit of Slieve Gullion is the highest surviving passage tomb in Ireland.  It is known locally as ‘the Calliagh Berra’s House’.  Every year on the winter solstice the setting sun illuminates the chamber inside and every year this is celebrated at the Winter Solstice Festival.  The Neolithic or New Stone Age monument dates to between 4000 B.C. and 2500 B.C., making it up to 6000 years old.  That could be 3000 years older than the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt and nearly 4000 years older than England’s Stonehenge!  Or as old as them anyway…

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