Loughcrew (County Meath)

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Loughcrew is situated close to Oldcastle in the county.
The parish or area consists of Passage tombs dating back thousands of years way back before towns and villages were established. In the year 3500 BC the first settlers built these tombs in the lands of Loughcrew on the summit of Sliabh na cailla.
According to sources these Megalithic Petroglyphs were designed in shapes like, Lozenge, leaf, cirles and lines. The locations of the tombs are in Carnbane East and Carnbane West. In Patrickstown consists of a cairn and it is known as Sliabh na Cailla derives from mountain of the hag.
Martin Brennan who is an irish researcher discovered that when the sun rises in autumn its meant to light up the passage inside in the tomb during the spring and autumn equinox. It goes as far as a backstone which stands at the back of the tomb. On the 21st December of each year it lights up again and everyone goes to watch and take footage of this amazing scenario.

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