Mrs. Hickey at Newgrange

50 Years of Tours by Candlelight

Mrs. Hickey at Newgrange

Click on the photo above to view a 1962 RTE interview with Professor Michael O’Kelly, in which ninety-year-old Anne Hickey recounts local superstitions (at 1:50). The same Mrs Hickey, leading a visitor into the passage tomb by candlelight, is mentioned in a 1914 book, in a 1950 newspaper story, and on a postcard.


postcard of Mrs Hickey

A postcard with Mrs Hickey (undated).


Read more about Newgrange here.
Information and images courtesy of Clare Tuffy and Marie Meade.