That Newgrange pre-dates the time of the pyramids is surprising to many visitors.  It is said to have been in existence since 3200 BC.  The area has been restored and the carvings on the round granite boulders and the passage tomb are incredible to behold. Newgrange is a massive mound close to 80 meters in diameter and 14 meters in height.  Its passage tomb is famous for its alignment to the sun on the first day of winter solstice

    Guided tours are given.  Visitors must park at the Bru na Boinne Visitors Centre down the road and are driven by bus to Newgrange and Knowth. 

    There are two passages at Knowth but neither one of them are accessible

to the public.  There are about 250

decorated stones


June to mid-Sept.  9 a.m. -7 p.m.

May to

mid-late Sept.        9 a.m. -6:30 p.m.


and October         9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Nov-Feb                9:30 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Admission to Visitors Centre:

3 euros for adults

1.60 euros for students and children

2 euros for seniors

Admission to Visitors Centre and


6 euros for adults

3 euros for students and children

4.50 euros for seniors

Admission to Visitors Center and

Newgrange and Knowth:

10.30 euros for adults

4.50 euros for students and children

7.40 euros for seniors


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