Forty kilometers north of Dublin, in Co. Meath, is a tourist attraction so popular that on and around the Winter Solstice, it's booked for the next decade.
A Rare Glimpse of Sun
In Ireland, days end early in winter. Between mid-afternoon sunsets, daily drizzle, and a gray dome that replaces sky, sunlight is cherished. So it's understandable that what those tourists have reserved space for is a vision of light. From a small entry way, for a few minutes each year (with luck), a pitch black tomb is illuminated. The tour guides say it's bright enough to read a book -- but only if it's a sunny morning.