Bru na Boinne Visitor's Centre to reopen

The Bru na Boinne Visitors Centre, as well as Oldbridge House and Visitors Centre, will open on Monday in line with the Government’s announcement on the reopening of museums and galleries.

The Office of Public Works announced on Friday that additional heritage sites would open to visitors next week, and more will follow in the coming weeks.

The opening of the Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre, allows access once again to the renowned UNESCO World Heritage Site of Newgrange as well as to Knowth and Dowth.

Other sites that will open their doors again next week to welcome visitors for self-guided tours are Oldbridge House and Visitor Centre at the Battle of the Boyne site, Dublin Castle State Apartments, Dublin Castle Coach House Gallery and Kilkenny Castle.

Safety for all is a priority and OPW staff have worked hard to risk assess these historic attractions, castles and museums in order to provide access in easy one-way systems to facilitate social distancing. Together with the OPW gardens and parklands that have remained open and accessible to locals throughout lockdown this year, these reopened heritage sites will play an important role in providing important amenities for citizens’ health and wellbeing and in reviving cultural life locally as we move to the early stages of recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.