POTHOLES- Parents tour to Newgrange

On Monday 6th March parents from St. Aidans, Mount Seskin, KCS and TCS took a trip to Newgrange to visit the famous, ancient passage tomb there. Before arriving to Newgrange we popped up to nearby Newry for a couple of hours shopping.

The weather turned rainy as we arrived at Newgrange but it didn’t dampen our spirits as we took the short bus ride from the visitors’ centre to the ancient burial site. Our very knowlegable guide told us all about the tomb and the excavation of it before leading us into the central chamber… which was quite small!! Using an electric light he showed us how the light shines into the camber on the morning of the 21st December every year, the same way it has for the last 5000 years!

After the tour we were more than ready for a nice warm cuppa and we went back to the visitors centre for tea and cream scones. Yum!

POTHOLES parents tours run regularly and are open to all parents and family members! Next tour will be in May to Russborough House and all are welcome.... We'd love to see some new faces!!

Contact Laura on 0852089296 to enquire or sign up for a trip. .