Donore

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.

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IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR VISITORS 2019
Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre is currently undergoing a major refurbishment for approximately 6 months

Brú na Bóinne – Newgrange and Knowth

Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre has re-opened after its major refurbishment.

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 and Knowth

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

Newgrange Lodge is a unique venue that caters for both the independent tourist and groups alike. Located overlooking the world famous UNESCO sites of Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth and less than a minute’s walk to the Heritage centre and entrance to these amazing sites.

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