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Bru na Boinne

Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre Newgrange and Knowth

Contact Details

Address:

Donore,
Drogheda
Co. Meath
A92 EH5C

Tel. +353 (41) 988 0300

Fax. +353 (41) 982 3071

Email: brunaboinne@opw.ie.

 

 

Opening Hours

Opening Times 2019:

FEBRUARY – APRIL -  Daily 9.30- 3.30*

MAY - Daily - 9.00 – 4.30*

JUNE -  MID SEPTEMEBR - Daily - 9.00 – 5.00*

MID - END SEPTEMBER - Daily - 9.00 - 4.30*

OCTOBER - Daily - 9.30 -  3.30*

NOVEMBER – DECEMBER - Daily - 9.00 – 3.00*

*Entrance Gates will be closed 15 minutes after these times

Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre is currently undergoing a major refurbishment for approximately 6 months.

While the visitor centre building is closed, a temporary reception/ticketing area and limited facilities will be available in the carpark of the visitor centre.

The Office of Public Works apologises for the inconvenience caused.

 

Admission Fees

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

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

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

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

Debit and Credit Cards accepted.

Facilities

Public Toilets, picnic area and mobile coffee van. There is no universal access , those who require special assistance or those with mobility issues please contact us in advance of visit.

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR VISITORS

Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre is currently undergoing a major refurbishment for approximately 6 months

Shuttle buses for tours of Newgrange and Knowth (from 28th March) will not be affected.

While the visitor centre building is closed, a temporary reception/ticketing area and limited facilities will be available in the carpark of the visitor centre.

There is no exhibition or audio-visual show.

Although pre-booking online is not available, admission is free of charge during the works.

Groups and individuals have to check in at the visitor centre carpark. Those who go directly to the sites will not gain entry.

There is a maximum of 48 on each tour so delays can occur as the tours fill up.

Admission tickets for individuals and small groups (14 or fewer people) are issued daily on a first come on a first served basis only and are not available for pre-booking.

We have a limited number of places reserved for groups each day and these places must be booked in advance by emailing brunaboinne@opw.ie. A group is 15 or more people.

Be here as early in the day as you can to avoid disappointment.

To see both sites takes about 3 hours, to see one takes about 2 hours.

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There is no universal access, those who require special assistance or those with mobility issues please contact us in advance of visit.

The Office of Public Works apologises for the inconvenience caused.

 

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.

All groups of 15 or more must be pre-booked.

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.

              

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.

Winter Solstice Lottery

People gather at Newgrange for dawn on each of the mornings from December 18th to December 23rd inclusive. Sunrise is at 8.58am

All access to the chamber is decided by lottery. However, everyone else is welcome to come and stand on the outside of the monument.

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 .On receipt of these details a member of staff will complete an application on your behalf. Applicants must be over 10 years of age. An adult must accompany children under 18 years of age. Only applications on the official form can be entered into the draw. Applications are valid for the current year’s draw only.

The draw for places at Newgrange for Solstice 2019 will take place on September 27th 2019. Children from three local schools will choose the winning applicants. The successful people will be notified by mid October.

Sixty names are drawn, and each of those sixty people is invited along with a guest to attend on a specific morning. There are ten lottery winners and their guests in the chamber on each of the mornings. Some additional names are also drawn and placed on a reserve list. The reserve list is there in case someone whose name is drawn for the initial list is not contactable or else finds it impossible to travel to Newgrange on the date they have been assigned. The place at Newgrange for dawn is non-transferable. Lottery winners cannot offer their place in the chamber to someone else. 

There were 28,595 entries for Solstice 2018.

There is no guarantee that there will be sunlight in the chamber on any of the mornings…the event is totally weather dependent!