FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions - re Solstice overnight event:
1. Q: Sacred space?
…warm, relaxed, joyful atmosphere in keeping with the energies of the Solstice… Stillness…awareness…letting go and aspiring to creating a more harmonious world for the year ahead.
2. Q: Food, hot beverages, juices & drinking water.
Food will be at set times and is included in your booking.
Hot beverages, fruit and small snacks will be available through the night.
Feel free to bring your juicer & fruit/veg (for non-sleeping hours)
This is a vegetarian event like all our events. And Vegans are catered for (dairy-free soup for dinner & porridge/muesli for breakfast).
In the spirit of community you are encouraged to bring some sweet & savoury celebratory food to share around (It’ll be nearly Christmas then: )
Drinking water - new venue Townley Hall - own well water. Recently certified checked.
3. Q: Getting inside Newgrange?
It is 12 min drive from here to Newgrange. However, access to the inside of Newgrange at the exact time of sunrise is decided by lottery. On 21 Dec when the lottery winners come out (approx. 10mins after sunrise) Newgrange is open to everyone and free to go in.
4. Q: How long is it?
Late noon 20 December to late noon 21 December (each year the timetable changes slightly, please check). The arrival is at the Dowth monument for the Solstice Sunset Ceremony, and then over to the venue for the check-ins. There are a few morning-only ticket options available by pre-booking (arriving to the venue on 21 Dec, am.)
5. Q: How much is it?
94.41€ | 74.41€ | 35€ | Pre-booking required | Tickets are transferable, non-refundable. All workshops, sauna, Communal Supper, Breakfast & Communal Sleeping space are included in the price.
6. Q: How to get there / car share
Please follow the directions carefully.
On the day of the event you will observe Solstice Experience signs at local junctions (celtic spiral). If you need help with personal travelling arrangements please use the wall of our current  FB event. Exact car-pooling post link is updated annually on the directions page.
7. Q: Children allowed?
This event is suitable for over 14 year olds.
8. Q: Accommodation
Communal sleeping space is provided for all and included in the price of your booking. Townley Hall is our new venue. This is a modernised, freshly refurbished, large, comfy, building with heated floors. These will be covered with soft duvets throughout – just bring something for your own comfort (pillow / blanket / sleeping bag / warm socks for shoes-off areas)…
Townley Hall also has a large dormitory with 10 single beds, partitioned. You will need to: pre-book these as an add-on and bring your own set of sheets. For accommodation separate from the venue visit Newgrange Lodge (you will need to drive/get a taxi). Alternatively, if you arrive early or want to stay on, check out Spoon & the Stars Hostel (Drogheda). Or our previous lovely venue Glebe House (4 private bedrooms, exquisite quality & taste)
9. Q: Townley Hall House: indoors / outdoors?
Townley Hall Main House (Meath / Louth) is a large, warm, recently refurbished and modernized Georgian house. At our disposal: indoor kitchen area cafeteria, showers, toilets. There is an outdoor fire-pit access. The venue is a 12 minute drive from Newgrange monument and 6 minutes drive from Dowth. Here's Townley Hall website. Tel: 041 983 8218