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Boyne Currach Centre – Traditional Boat Building in the Boyne Valley

Located in the world heritage site of Brú na Boinne, sitting alongside the river Boyne, beneath the tomb of Newgrange, visitors can experience various boat building projects and explore skills of the past, associated with tradition of skin boat making.

By recreating our Neolithic past, using only tools and methods that were available 5,000 years ago, we aim to heighten our senses that illustrate for us our own unique cultutre and heritage.


Dun Uabhair, 
Droichead  Atha, 
Co na Mi

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.


The Leck, Donore, Co. Meath

Bru na Boinne Visitor Centre (Newgrange and Knowth)

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.

+353 41 9880300

Donore Meath Republic of Ireland A92 EH5C


Newgrange Lodge

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.

+353 (0)41 988 2478

Newgrange,Donore,Co. Meath

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.

+353 (0) 41 988 0300

Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre,


County Meath

A92 EH5C

NB: Do not go directly to Newgrange or Knowth, all access is via the Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre



2km west of Donore Village on the L21

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From Navan: Take the turn for Duleek and veer left for the Boyne Road. Once you reach the N2 junction, take a right and sharp left for the Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre From Drogheda: Take the Donore Road from the Bus Station which is located just off the N1 on the south side of the River Boyne. Travel about 7km (4.5 miles) to the village of Donore, turn right passing Daly's Brú na Bóinne Bar and Restaurant on the right, travel about 1km, the Visitor Centre cark park is on the right hand side. Bus Route(s): Bus Eireann operates a bus service between the Visitor Centre and Drogheda. This service runs in conjunction with the service to Drogheda from Dublin. Contact Bus Eireann, Travel Centre +353 (0) 1 8366111 or +353 (0) 41 983 5023.

Via the M1 Motorway: Take the M1 heading north, leave the motorway at the Donore Exit near Drogheda, (Brú na Bóinne is clearly signposted before the exit). There is a toll of 1.50 Euro before the Donore exit. Travel about 6km (4 miles) to the village of Donore, turn right passing Daly's Brú na Bóinne Bar and Restaurant on the right, travel about 1km, the Visitor Centre cark park is on the right hand side.

From Dublin: Take the N2 north via Ashbourne towards Slane. Turn right about 2km south of Slane.

From Trim: Take the R161 to Navan and follow directions from Navan. From Slane: take the N2 Ashbourne route from Slane, turn left approx 2 km outside of Slane and follow the signs for Brú na Bóinne.

Tours: 9:20am to 5:20pm.

See website for up-to-date information.

Update: Free admission Summer 2021


1. Brú na Bóinne Tour – Outside Only:
Adult €12
Senior(aged 60+) €10
Children (12–17) €8
Family* €28

12 are free but still require a ticket.
*Family is 2 adults and up to 5 children


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.