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WALK THROUGH A STONE AGE WORLD HERITAGE SITE

Newgrange is a 5,200-year-old passage tomb located in the Boyne Valley on the east coast, near Drogheda.

It is one of three prehistoric sites part of the Brú na Bóinne, a UNESCO World Heritage site listed for its outstanding universal value.

The other two principal monuments are Knowth and Dowth, but there are around 30 other smaller mounds nearby

The Newgrange mound, a passage tomb, is 85 metres wide (279 feet) and 13.5 metres (44 feet) high. Dating back to 3,200 B.C., it was built by farmers in the Stone Age, making it older than Stonehenge.

97 large stones, called kerbstones, surround the mound. Some of them are engraved with megalithic art.

Newgrange is now recognised as an ancient temple, a place of astrological, spiritual, religious and ceremonial importance. The passage and chamber align with the rising sun at the winter solstice.

When visiting, you can only access this site through the Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre. From there you will be transported by shuttle bus to the monuments of Newgrange and Knowth.

Admission tickets for individuals are issued daily on a first-come, first-served basis only and are not available for pre-booking. We therefore recommend being here as early in the day as you can to avoid disappointment. 

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