Days Out


Newgrange is a world heritage site in Co. Meath. It is a 5,200 year old passage tomb. The most remarkable thing about the tomb is that the passage and chamber are aligned with the rising sun on the mornings around the winter solstice.

There is a lottery held every year for tickets for this remarkable event (as long as it’s not a cloudy morning!) but the tomb is open year round for visitors as well. From the Visitor Centre (which was closed for renovations when we visited) there are shuttle buses to take you to the actual tomb. You can then go into the tomb and walk down the passageway into the chamber. It’s narrow and dark so watch your step! When the tour is over the bus will return you to the visitor centre and car park.


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