Brú na Bóinne, “the palace” or “the mansion of Boyne”, is the name given to one of the world’s most important archaeological landscapes. It is dominated by the spectacular pre-historic passage tombs of Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth.
During the Winter Solstice, the chamber at Newgrange lights up as the sun rises to signify the rebirth of Spring after the darkness of Winter. This lighting of the passage tomb may also signify the ancestors returning to be reawakened by the sun light. There could be infinite meanings to the symbols and rituals associated with the passage tomb; the passing of time and the enduring cycle of life and rebirth.