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Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre Newgrange and Knowth

Contact Details


Address: Donore, Co. Meath.

Telephone No: +353 41 988 0300
Fax No: +353 41 982 3071
Email: brunaboinne@opw.ie

Opening Hours


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.


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.

Admission Fees

A Adult: €3.00
Sen/Group: €2.00
Child/Student: €2.00
Family: €8.00

B Adult: €6.00
Sen/Group: €5.00
Child/Student €3.00
Family: €15.00

C Adult: €5.00
Sen/Group: €3.00
Child/Student: €3.00
Family: €13.00

D Adult: €11.00
Sen/Group: €8.00
Child/Student: €6.00
Family: €28.00
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.

Winter Solstice 2012

Winter Solstice 2011

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 8366111 or +353 41 983 5023. 

For further detailed information please click on the following link: Directions to Brú na Bóinne                     


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.


For information on next year's Solstice Lottery please click Winter Solstice Lottery 2013

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