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Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre Newgrange and Knowth

Contact Details

Address: Donore, Co. Meath
Telephone No: +353 41 988 0300
Email: brunaboinne@opw.ie
Fax No. +353 41 982 3071


Opening Hours


Opening Times:
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

Knowth is open from 1st April to 1st November inclusive.

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.


Please note due to works taken place at the Visitor Centre at Brú na Bóinne, there is restricted access between the upper and lower level. Please ring before your visit if you have mobility problems and we will do our best to make alternative arrangement, we regret any inconvenience caused - 041 - 9880300 also please note the public toilets in the visitor centre are closed for Mon April 3rd for at least 6 - 8 weeks.  There are potaloos located in the public car park and also outside on the lower level of the building.

Admission Fees

Adult: €4.00
Sen/Group: €3.00
Child/Student: €3.00
Family: €10.00

Adult: €7.00
Sen/Group: €6.00
Child/Student: €4.00
Family: €16.00

Adult: €6.00
Sen/Group: €4.00
Child/Student: €4.00
Family: €14.00

Adult: €13.00
Sen/Group: €10.00
Child/Student: €8.00
Family: €30.00

Debit and Credit Cards accepted.


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.

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 Visitor Centre

Guided Tours : Newgrange  Knowth 
Maximum Number 24   48
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

Audiovisual presentation:
Seating: 30.
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. 


Winter Solstice 2017

To enter the lottery, you can fill out an application form in Brú Na Bóinne Visitor Centre when you visit Newgrange. Alternatively you can send your postal address, a contact telephone number and an indication whether or not you have ever visited Newgrange by e-mail to brunaboinne@opw.ie