There are many different ways of exploring the rich history of Ireland, and one of the most fascinating is Newgrange in County Meath. This circular mound is supported by 97 stones, many of which have megalithic artwork adorning them. Moreover, the monument dates back more than 5,000 years, which means that it was built before the Great Pyramid of Gaza as well as Stonehenge.
Inside the circular mound that forms the exterior of this monument are chambers and passageways. Along with two other similar mounds, Knowth and Dowth, Newgrange has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Many now view Newgrange as an ancient temple due to its religious, ceremonial and spiritual importance.
Tour the Brú na Bóinne / Newgrange site
Newgrange forms part of the Brú na Bóinne complex, which encompasses a number of historic monuments along the River Boyne. The other two main monuments are Knowth and Dowth but there are also smaller mounds that can be found here. Around the Winter Solstice, the passage and chamber of Newgrange is illuminated by the sun, and this is an event that brings many visitors to this historical attraction.
In order to delve into the long and rich history of these mounds and their creation, you can benefit from guided tours of the complex, where you can take in Newgrange as well as the other two key monuments. Other than Winter Solstice there is no public road access and tours are therefore arranged via the Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre.
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