Current News and Events
Winter Solstice December 2022 - Access to the interior of Newgrange to experience the rising sun illuminating the chamber on the Solstice mornings was decided by lottery.
All are welcome to gather outside the entrance to the Newgrange mound on each of the mornings from December 19th to December 23rd inclusive, sunrise is at 8.58am.
No Webcast of Winter Solstice 2022 - The annual Winter Solstice gathering at the Neolithic Passage Tomb of Newgrange was webcast
in December 2020 and 2021 when access to the chamber was restricted due to
COVID-19 restrictions. For December 2022 there is a return to an in-person experience through its traditional lottery draw,
so there will be no webcast in December 2022. Click on Webcast for a recording of the December 2020 Winter Solstice at Newgrange.
Previous News and Events
Winter Solstice 2019 Arrangements - places inside the Newgrange chamber were selected by
lottery in September. All are welcome to gather outside the entrance
to the Newgrange mound on each of the mornings from December 18th to December 23rd inclusive, sunrise is at 8.58am.
More information for December 21st, more information for Other Mornings.
Autumn Equinox 2019 at Loughcrew - All are welcome to assemble outside Loughcrew Cairn T for the sunrise on Saturday September 21st, Sunday September 22nd and Monday September 23rd. The Office of Public Works will have staff in attendance from 7.00am to 8.30am.
- The Lady Well Fete - Slane Castle August 19th 2012
from 1pm. Jousting Knights on warhorses, a medieval village and a 100ft inflatable obstacle
course will be some of the attractions at this year's Fete. More...
- Lighting The Darkness -
Collaborative Arts + Health exhibition running at the Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre to Friday January 13th 2012.
Newgrange Megalithic Tomb in the Boyne Vally, Ireland's Ancient East
Boyne Valley Private Day Tour
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.