No access to Newgrange for Winter Solstice 2020
The annual Winter Solstice gathering at the Neolithic Passage Tomb of Newgrange on 21 December has been cancelled this year, due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions. The Solstice Sunrise event is to be live-streamed from within the Chamber. More...
Newgrange Winter Solstice - Saturday December 21st 2019
who wants to stand on the outside of Newgrange monument as the sun is rising on December 21st is very welcome.
The best way to get there is to go to Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre
and get a shuttle bus to the site.
There is no charge for this. The centre will be open from 7.00am.
Once you get to Newgrange, there will be a queue on the road but everyone will be allowed
on site from 8.30am (once it begins to get light) until 9.30am. Sunrise is at 8.54am.
There is no charge to go on site.
If visitors decide to access the site from the N51, i.e. go directly to Newgrange,
the roads will be closed off to traffic from a distance of approx 1.5 km and visitors
will have to walk from where their car is parked.
After dawn (c. 9.30am), when the lottery winners come out of the chamber,
people who have been waiting outside will be brought inside for a brief visit
in groups of 20 people. In previous years it took until 11.00am for everyone who wanted to go inside to get in and out.
Once all the people at the monument have left the site, normal arrangements and normal admission prices will apply.
Guided tours will recommence at 12.30pm approx.
Please dress appropriately and wrap up well.
Please respect the monument and other visitors and enjoy the experience!
All dogs and /or other pets must be kept on a lead.
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