Newgrange, located in the Boyne Valley in county Meath, is a large circular mound dating back over 5000 years to the Neolithic period. It has one of the most impressive and well-preserved stone passageway tombs in the world. The remarkable archeological site holds immense historical and cultural significance.

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The massive stone structure is adorned with beautiful and intricate megalithic art. It houses a central chamber with a unique roof-box opening that aligns with the rising sun during the winter solstice. This alignment allows the sunlight to enter, flood the passageway and dramatically illuminate the chamber. The sight evokes a mesmerizing sense of wonder and spirituality.


The site was likely a place of astrological, spiritual, religious and ceremonial importance and it stands as a testament to Ireland’s early inhabitants.

To witness this incredible sight you can apply for tickets through a lottery system or watch from the outside of the mound around the solstice in December.

Click here to book tickets to visit Newgrange and delve into the mysteries of the past.