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- Northern Europe
- 3000BC - 2001BC
- Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery, Fourknocks,
Newgrange is a dramatic prehistoric burial mound complex in County Meath in Ireland.
Comprised of several elements including a passage grave, a henge and a circle of standing stones, Newgrange is thought to have been built sometime between 3300 and 2900BC. This would make it older than both Stonehenge and Egypt’s pyramids, pre-dating the latter by some 500 years.
An extraordinary aspect of Newgrange is its alignment with the rising sun during winter solstice when its inner chamber is filled with sunlight. This unique feature adds to the mystery and wonder of this famous site.
Newgrange is part of megalithic cemetery and UNESCO listed site of Brú na Bóinne, in which there are over forty other such burial mounds including Knowth and Dowth.
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Address: Newgrange, Donore, Co. Meath, Ireland
Phone: +353 41 988 0300
Newgrange is located 40km north of Dublin in County Meath. GPS destination is Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre (Coordinates: Latitude 53.694567, Longtitude -6.4463). Bus 163 runs between Drogheda and the Visitor Centre twice daily Mon-Sat (no Sunday service).
Newgrange is open daily Feb-Apr 9:30am-5:30pm; May 9am-6:30pm; Jun-mid Sept 9am-7pm; mid-end Sept 9am-6:30pm; Oct 9:30am-5:30pm; Nov-Jan 9am-5pm. Last visitor centre entry 45 min before closing. Closed 24-27 December. Entry to visitor centre plus Newgrange costs €6, to visitor centre, Newgrange and Knowth costs €11. Discounts, other tickets available.
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