"A fascinating insight into Ireland's ancient burial sites" - Irish Independent
passage entrance and kerbstone
is the magnificent entrance to Newgrange. The dry-stone walling either
side of the entrance was reconstructed during excavation, and curved
to allow for the installation of steps to allow access to the passage.
Note the beautiful spirals and lozenges on the entrance stone, which
is officially designated the name Kerbstone 1.
the roofbox above the entrance it is this space which allows
the sunrise on the morning of Winter Solstice to penetrate the passage
and illuminate the central chamber.
are two photos showing the entrance stone and its spiral designs.
For more photos of Newgrange, inside and out, you can visit the Winter