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Boyne Valley Wools


Alison Fullam Gogan lives in the heart of the Boyne Valley Co.Meath, Ireland. She has a large flock of Jacob sheep which won second place in the recent All Ireland Flock assesments and she also was awarded Best Stock Ram in Ireland with the Jacob Breed.

Alison Hand spins all her own Jacob wool and crafts products with the finished yarn such as woven scarves, hand knit hats, socks, rugs, throws etc.


Bru na Boinne Visitor Centre is the first point of call for those wishing to take a tour of the megalthic passage tombs of Newgrange and Knowth and view Dowth as tickets are required to gain entry. The centre itself contains extensive Interpretive displays and viewing areas. An audio visual presentation can be viewed in English, Irish. German, Italian or Spanish.

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Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre, in Donore, County Meath, interprets the Neolithic monuments of Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth. The extensive exhibition includes a full scale replica of the chamber at the World Heritage Site of Newgrange, as well as a full model of one of the smaller tombs at Knowth.

Tourist information is available from the OPW staff at the reception desk and in the centre's gift shop.

 

Brú na Bóinne – Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth

The new state of the art, immersive visitor experience focuses on the monuments of the World Heritage Site during the Neolithic period. It transports visitors back 5000 years to the pinnacle of passage tomb building when Brú na Bóinne contained some of the largest buildings in the world. 

The exhibits explore the seasonal nature of Stone Age society, the significance of the solar cycle, ceremonies and the monument building process. 

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Brú na Bóinne – Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth

Newgrange Lodge is a unique venue located only one minute’s walk from the world famous heritage site of Newgrange, Knowth  and Dowth located in the heart of the beautiful Boyne Valley. We offer accommodation for both independent travellers and groups alike. Our rooms include a mix of 23 Double/ Twin and Family rooms and a number of multi bed rooms that are ideal for accommodating large groups on a budget.

Brú na Bóinne; the legends behind the tombs

Brú na Bóinne is one of the most important prehistoric megalithic sites in Europe drawing thousands of visitors daily. Each of the tombs has their own myths to explore against the beautiful backdrop of the gently meandering River Boyne. You will marvel at the skill of these prehistoric builders The Dinshenchas, from the Book of Leinster (a manuscript from the 12th century) is a very useful source for anyone interested in Irish mythology. This collection of poems tells the origin of place names, events and characters. It recounts the legends behind Brú na Bóinne, the Palace of the Boyne.

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Brú na Bóinne; the legends behind the tombs
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