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Tuesday, 12th February 2019

€5m refurbishment for Brú na Bóinne

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The Brú na Bóinne Centre had almost 300,000 visitors in 2018 with approximately 150,000 going to Newgrange and 50,000 to Knowth with the remainder visiting the Centre only. Photo: Andy Spearman.

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, which are scheduled to begin later this month, include major refurbishment of Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre, the installation of a 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.  

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Tours to Newgrange and Knowth (from March 28th) will operate as normal with as little disruption as possible. 

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 

For more information and updates see opwcsc@opw.ie or www.heritageIreland.ie

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