2The two tombs within the Dowth mound are not (in 2011) considered secure and are closed to visitors, except for the yearly opening of the south tomb for the winter solstice sunset. A 2006 winter solstice photograph by Clare Tuffy (OPW) shows the people gathered for sunset standing high on the mound to catch the last rays of the setting sun. Information regarding the annual opening of the tomb for the winter solstice sunset may be found here. There was previously access available to the north tomb through the souterrain tunnel, in total darkness. An account of such a visit is available here.