Newgrange lies at the heart of the Boyne Valley. Sitting on a summit, it overlooks the swirling waters of the River Boyne.

It is the oldest astronomically aligned structure in the world, older than Stonehenge, older than the pyramids.

It was built by a farming community who enjoyed the same rich valley lands that nurture our barley and delivers up our deep, well water.

Once a year, for the past 5,000 years, dawn light floods its inner chambers during the winter solstice.


The Hill of Tara, which is also located near the River Boyne, is an ancient archaeological complex that runs between Navan and Dunshaughlin in Co. Meath, Leinster, Ireland. It contains a number of ancient monuments and according to tradition, was the seat of the High King of Ireland.

Discover more of our ancient past and keep up to date by visiting Discover Boyne Valley, or else download the Discover Boyne Valley Guide 2020.


A unique and authentic travel experience, guiding you along the 225km Boyne Valley Driving Route, as you delve deeper and deeper into the history of the Boyne Valley.