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.
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Boyne Valley Tours
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
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 55 Euro includes admission to the Brú na Bóinne
Visitor Centre and the actual Newgrange monument. For more information go to
Mary Gibbons Newgrange Tour
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
Private Day Tour out of Dublin to the
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.
Front view of Newgrange with white quartz facade
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.
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
, 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 Tours
Pick up and return to your accommodation or cruise ship. Suggested day tour:
Newgrange World Heritage site, 10th century High Crosses at Monasterboice,
Hill of Tara the seat of the High Kings of Ireland and the Hill of Slane where St. Patrick let a Paschal fire in 433