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"The annual Winter Solstice sun show at Newgrange is a world famous event. Five thousand years ago the Neolithic builders engineered the monument so that sunlight could enter the vaulted chamber at dawn on the shortest days of the year. On clear Solstice mornings, the chamber at the end of the passage is illuminated and bathed in a wonderful golden glow."

Would you like to be in the Chamber at Newgrange for the Winter Solstice this year?

The Office of Public Works is delighted to announce that it will be running an Art Competition for Primary School children aged 10 and over, with the winning entrants being present for the Winter Solstice at Newgrange on December 21st 2012.

This is an extremely exciting opportunity and all you have to do is channel your creativity on the following theme: Newgrange – The Winter Solstice.

Entry is Free - full details and rules of the competition are available by clicking on the following link:

Terms and Conditions (PDF)

Winners will be present in the chamber with a parent/guardian for one of the most important events in the heritage calendar.

Closing date for receipt of entries is Friday 16th November 2012.

All entries should be posted/delivered to the Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre, Donore, Co. Meath.

Newgrange Winter Solstice 2012 Art Competition Image

A3 Poster (PDF)

A4 Poster (PDF)

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