Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre Newgrange and Knowth
Address: Donore, Co. Meath.
Telephone No: +353 41 988 0300
Fax No: +353 41 982 3071
Newgrange is open all year round except for December 24th, 25th, 26th, and 27th.
Knowth is open from Easter to 16th October.
Last admission to the Visitor Centre is 45 minutes before closing.
Average Length of Visit:
A Exhibition: 1 hour.
B Exhibition and Newgrange: 2 hours.
C Exhibition and Knowth: 2 hours.
D Exhibition and Newgrange and Knowth: 3 hours.
Feb - April; Daily 09.30 - 17.30
May: Daily 09.00 - 18.30
June - Mid Sept: Daily 09.00 - 19.00
Mid - End Sept: Daily 09.00 - 18.30
October: Daily 09.30 - 17.30
Nov - Jan: Daily 09.00 - 17.00
A Adult: €3.00
B Adult: €6.00
C Adult: €5.00
D Adult: €11.00
Brú can now accept Debit and Credit Cards.
Car / Bus park, minibus shuttle service to Newgrange and Knowth, viewing areas. Centre fully accessible to visitors with disabilities - including toilet facilities. Tourist information point. Picnic area.
Restaurant/Tearooms: Tearooms seating capacity 110.
Arrangements for getting to Newgrange on the morning of Saturday December 21st 2013.
Anyone who wants to stand on the outside of Newgrange monument as the sun is rising on December 21st is very welcome. The best way to get there is to go to Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre and get a shuttle bus to the site. There is no charge for this. The centre will be open from 7am. Once you get to Newgrange, there will be a queue on the road but everyone will be allowed on site at about 8.30am once it begins to get light. Sunrise is at 8.54am. There is no charge to go on site. If visitors decide to access the site from the N51, i.e. go directly to Newgrange, the roads will be closed off to traffic from a distance of approx 1.5 km and visitors will have to walk from where their car is parked. After dawn (c. 9.30am), when the lottery and art competition winners come out of the chamber, people who have been waiting outside will be brought inside for a brief visit in groups of 20 people. In 2012, it took until 11.30am for everyone who wanted to go inside to get in and out. Please dress appropriately and wrap up well. Please respect the monument and other visitors and enjoy the experience! There are no dogs or other pets allowed on site.
Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre interprets the Neolithic monuments of Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth. The extensive exhibition includes a full scale replica of the chamber at Newgrange as well as a full model of one of the smaller tombs at Knowth.
All admission to Newgrange and Knowth is through the Visitor Centre, there is no direct access to these monuments. Visitors are brought from the Visitor Centre to the monuments by shuttle bus.
Location: 2 km west of Donore Village on the South side of the river Boyne.
Directions: For visitors who use Satellite Navigation Systems, please note that your destination is Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre. GPS Co-Ordinates:
Latitude 53.694567 Longtitude -6.4463
Bus Route(s): Bus Eireann operates a bus service between the Visitor Centre and Drogheda, (operating twice daily Mon - Sat from 26/03/10, with no Sunday service). This service (163) runs in conjunction with the service to Drogheda from Dublin. Please click here for route timetable. Contact Bus Éireann, Travel Centre +353 1 836 6111 or +353 41 983 5023.
For further detailed information please click on the following link: Directions to Brú na Bóinne
|Guided Tours :||Newgrange||Knowth|
|Duration||1 hour 15mins||1 hour 15mins|
Last tour of monuments 1 hour 45 mins before closing time of the centre.
All groups of 15 or more must be pre-booked.
Tickets for indivduals and small groups are sold on a first come first served basis and cannot be reserved in advance.
Leaflet/Guide book: English, Irish, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese.
Seasonal Events: Please check in advance using contact details listed above.
Photography / Video allowed: Yes, except inside the chamber at Newgrange. Permit required for commercial purposes.
Pets allowed: Guide/Assist dogs only
Duration: 7 minutes.
Language: English, Irish, French, German, Italian, Spanish.
Please note that this is a very busy site and visitors may experience a delay during the summer months. If visiting Newgrange and Knowth, access is not guaranteed. Groups which have pre-booked are expected at Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre at the appointed time, not at the monuments.
It is advisable to arrive as early in the day as possible to avoid the disappointment of finding all the tours for that day sold out.