Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre set for €5 million upgrade

Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre set for €5 million upgrade

The Office of Public Works along with its strategic partners, Fáilte Ireland and the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, is set to invest €5m at Brú na Bóinne. The works include major refurbishment of Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre, the installation of a stunning state of the art exhibition at Knowth celebrating the megalithic art at the site and improved interpretation and visitor facilities at Newgrange National Monument.

The works at the Visitor Centre are programmed to commence in February 2019 and to be completed within six months. During the period of works, the Visitor Centre will be closed. However, access to the monument will still be provided through a temporary reception facility based in the Visitor Centre carpark. Tours to Newgrange and Knowth (from March 28th) will operate as normal with as little disruption as possible.

The reception area at the Brú na Bóinne centre, soon to be completely revamped.

Welcoming the announcement, Minister of State, Kevin Boxer Moran said "This is a significant investment by the State in one of the most important Heritage Sites in Ireland."

This investment will see improvement to a number of elements at the Visitor Centre, including updated interpretative displays, upgrading of mechanical and electrical facilities, upgraded café and improvement to universal access.

The Office of Public Works apologises for the inconvenience caused.

If you have any queries regarding this or for visitors with disabilities or special requirements please contact us at or +353 (0) 41 988 0300.

The pedestrian footbridge linking the visitor centre with the bus park where visitors catch buses to the monuments.


All up to date information will be available on our website and Facebook page - see links below.

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The Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre is to undergo a €5m revamp.
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