Brú Na Bóinne

Highly recommended
The stretch of valley between Drogheda and Slane, Brú na Bóinne (Gaelic for Palace of the Boyne) is home to spectacular megalithic tombs dating back more than 5 000 years. Some 40 burial places have been identified, but only three have been systematically excavated. The site is strewn with other monuments: stone circles, menhirs and medieval buildings, so many vestiges of the civilisations that have succeeded each other in Ireland over close to 6 000 years.

Useful information

Phone:

+353 41 988 0300

Price:

3 € (children 2 €)

Opening hours

[early Jun-mid Sep: 9am-7pm; May and mid -end Sep: 9am-6.30pm; Feb-Apr and Oct: 9.30am-5.30pm; rest of year: 9.30am-5pm]

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