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Loughcrew, possibly the oldest cemetery in the world, tells of Ireland’s neolithic cultures, shrouded in myth and mystery. One legend has it that… Read More
Loughcrew, possibly the oldest cemetery in the world, tells of Ireland’s neolithic cultures, shrouded in myth and mystery. One legend has it that the so-called burial mounds were created by a witches flying overhead and dropping pebbles on the landscape. Sounds hard to believe but who’s to say otherwise? The tombs are located on three different hills. The largest of the three Cairn T has a vernal and Autumunal Equinox which is when the chamber becomes illuminated with sunlight. The passage tomb at Loughcrew: magnificent, mighty and virtually unknown. This massive prehistoric mound is nothing less than the Irish equivalent of Egypt’s pyramids; both witnessed the passage of the dead from this world to the next. As with the pyramids, Loughcrew continues to perplex and amaze; the burial complex in Meath possibly more so - it predates its desert cousins by 2000 years. info by http://www.meath.ie/ Read Less
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''Loughcrew Meghalithic Cairns''
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Clusters of Megalithic Cairns are dotted around the Slieve na Caillaigh hills at Loughcrew, Co. Meath. Ancient burial grounds are dating back to 3500 and 3300 BC.  However less famous than Newgrange, Loughcrew twenty tree tombs in addition to main two Cairns, are surrounded by breathtaking Irish landscape. Equinox illumination at sunrise in Cairn T, brings to light backstone, wonderfully decorated with solar symbols.
 
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