Bru na Boinne

Brú na Bóinne Visitors Centre

Brú na Bóinne Visitors Centre is the starting point for guided tours of Newgrange and Knowth the World Heritage Sites in the Boyne Valley. These ceremonial structures are among the most important Neolithic sites in the world and contain the largest collection of megalithic art in Western Europe.

For more information go to Visitor Centre.

Boyne Valley Tours

Boyne Valley Tours Private Tour with pick up and return to your accommodation. Newgrange World Heritage site, the 10th century High Crosses at Monasterboice, Hill of Tara the seat of the High Kings, Hill of Tara the seat of the High Kings and the Hill of Slane where St. Patrick let a Paschal fire in 433 More ...

Coach Tours

We recommend the Mary Gibbons Day Tour of Newgrange and the Hill of Tara. There are a number of convenient pickup points in Dublin city. Tour runs daily, price of 75 Euro includes admission to the Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre and the actual Newgrange monument. For more information go to Mary Gibbons Newgrange Tour.

Meath Tours

Day Tours of Newgrange and the Boyne Valley, Hill of Slane, Battle of the Boyne site, Trim Castle, Hill of Tara, Loughcrew and other heritage sites in the County Meath area. Tailored tours for families and small groups. For more information to to Meath Day Tour.

Wicklow Tours

Private Day Tour out of Dublin to the Wicklow through the Sally Gap scenic mountain drive to Glendalough the monastic settlement founded in the 6th century by St Kevin. Vising Avoca Handweavers, cafe and craft shop. Coastal drive back to Dublin via Killiney and Dalkey.  More ...

Newgrange Ireland
Front view of Newgrange with white quartz facade


Newgrange is arguably one of the finest monuments of European pre-history. It was built during the Neolithic or New Stone Age more than 5000 years ago by a wealthy farming community that prospered on the rich lands of the Boyne Valley.

Archaeologists classify Newgrange as a passage tomb, but for its builders, Newgrange was much more than simply a place of burial. It housed the spirits of their ancestors, providing a link for the living community to the world of their deities and serving as a focal point for ritual and celebration.

Passage tombs, as the name implies, consist of a passage leading to a chamber where the remains of the dead (usually cremated) were placed. The passage and chamber are covered by a large mound of stones and earth, retained at the base by large kerbstones. The amount of time and labour invested in their construction tells us much about the well-organized societies and specialized groups responsible for different aspects of their construction.

Newgrange is part of a large complex of monuments built along a bend of the River Boyne known collectively as Brú na Bóinne. The other two principal monuments are Knowth (the largest) and Dowth, but throughout the region there are as many as 35 smaller passage-tombs and many other sites of great archaeological importance and interest.  More ...

Boyne Valley Private Day Tour

Boyne Valley Tours
Immerse yourself in the rich heritage and culture of the Boyne Valley with our full-day private tours. Visit Newgrange World Heritage site, explore the Hill of Slane, where Saint Patrick famously lit the Paschal fire. Discover the Hill of Tara, the ancient seat of power for the High Kings of Ireland. Book Now