Hundreds see in winter solstice at Newgrange

The sun rises at Newgrange for the winter solstice. Pic: @DublinKev

Hundreds of people have gathered at Newgrange in Co Meath to mark the shortest day of the year.

The cloud parted to allow a narrow beam of sunlight broke through the opening known as the roof box and lit up the chamber of the 5,000- year-old tomb.

A number of other events are taking place around the country to mark the shortest day of the year.

Claire Tuffy from the OPW was there to mark the shortest day of the year.

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