Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Ireland  /  Province of Leinster  /  County Meath  /  Donore  /  Historic Sites  /  Bru na Boinne

Bru na Boinne, Donore

4.5
#1 of 61 in Things to do in County Meath
Ruin Historic Site
Older than the Egyptian pyramids, Bru na Boinne serves as the largest Neolithic archeological complex in Europe, designated as a World Heritage Site. Situated around a wide bend of the Boyne River, this 5,000-year-old site includes mounds, chamber tombs, standing stones, and henges, encompassing about 800 hectares (2,000 acres). The site's star attractions are three passage graves built with an impressive knowledge of science and astronomy and containing significant collections of megalithic art. You can access these tombs by guided tour only, available at the visitor center in the nearby town of Donore. The complex receives only 650 people each day, so arrive at the center as early as possible to ensure your place on the tour. Put Bru na Boinne and other Donore attractions into our Donore trip itinerary planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
Create an itinerary including Bru na Boinne
map

Plans in Donore by other users

3 days in Donore BY A USER FROM SPAIN August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Donore BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Donore BY A USER FROM IRELAND July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in County Meath BY A USER FROM CANADA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Western Ireland, Donore & Blarney BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 3 days in Donore BY A USER FROM CANADA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Donore BY A USER FROM IRELAND July, kids, popular PREFERENCES: July, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 20 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM CANADA October, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Ireland & Northern Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in County Dublin, County Meath & Drogheda BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 35 days in United Kingdom & Ireland BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: September, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM ISRAEL May, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans

Plan your trip to Donore

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Donore

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
TripAdvisor
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
2,120 reviews
  • A short distance from the N1 motorway. We arrived around 11 am on a Wednesday. To our great delight on entering the visitor Centre, we discovered that, as it was the first Wednesday of the month, that...  more »
  • This visitors centre is the access to Newgrange & Knowth historical sites. You can NOT go to those sites directly, they will just turn you away. So, they get you to this visitors centre, to get on one...  more »
  • Note: arrive early if you want to be sure to get into Knowth and Newgrange. We arrived 15 minutes before opening and there was a already a line of about 25 people ahead of us. The tours are a bit too ...  more »