Newgrange Lodge Campsite

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  • Set on seven acres overlooking the ancient site of Newgrange
  • Handy base for gigs at Slane Castle
  • Picnic area, barbecue and communal lodge with kitchen and free wifi
Some not-in-the-know folks claim that having a pint of Guinness and going to a céilidh are the main must-do Irish things. But they’d be only two-thirds right. A trip to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Newgrange at Slane is also very much in order, being as it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country (it’s been called ‘Ireland’s national monument’) and is a rocking four hundred years older than Stonehenge and the pyramids. The Guinness and the céilidh, natch, can come along too. Like Stonehenge, the jury’s mostly out on what the purpose of Newgrange was: ponder the point of it all back at base with a hospitable Irish welcome at Newgrange Lodge Campsite, set on seven acres overlooking Newgrange and its sister site Knowth. There are somewhat spectacular views of the Boyne Valley and the River Boyne from here too, and handy berths for concert-goers staggering back from Slane Castle. Guests at Newgrange Lodge can use toilets and showers in the site’s main lodge where there’s also a self-catering kitchen and free wifi. Also on site for guests' use are a picnic area, outside decking area and barbecue facility on site.

Site type

Motorhome pitches 3
Tent pitches 15
Open all year

Languages spoken


Nearest sites

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Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment


Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away



Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access


Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portable toilet

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area


Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome


Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed




Remote location

Spectacular scenery


Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Shop nearby


Medium (26-50 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Horse riding nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Restaurant nearby


Newgrange Lodge Campsite




Co. Meath

Republic of Ireland




Europe/Dublin GMT (GMT+01:00)



Route directions

The nearest town is Drogheda, a 10-minute drive to Newgrange Lodge. Trains travel regularly to Drogheda from Dublin and Belfast. There are buses from Drogheda directly to Newgrange daily. Newgrange shuttle bus departs Dublin twice daily. The Newgrange Lodge is approximately 30 minutes from Dublin Airport. Get on the M1 towards Belfast and take the second exit after Toll Bridge before Drogheda. The exit is signposted for Donore; follow the signs for Newgrange Visitor Centre. We are located on the left-hand side before the entrance to the Newgrange Visitor Centre.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Everything known and speculated about Newgrange can be found at the nearby Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre on the south of the Boyne at Donore village, where there are extensive displays and viewing areas and where you can pick up your ticket to see the stones (this is the only access point to Newgrange as all guided tours begin here). Tickets to Newgrange include access to the other World Heritage Site stones nearby: the three hundred decorated stones of Knowth make up the biggest group of Megalithic art in western Europe, and the large mound surrounded by 115 stones at Dowth (like Newgrange, the main passageway here is illuminated by sun during the winter solstice). Once you’ve rocked out the prehistoric sites, there’s a good choice of activities to pick from along the River Boyne and in the Boyne valley: fishing for salmon and trout, canoeing and kayaking, golf clubs galore and heritage trails. The town of Kells, origin of the famous Book of Kells, is in the Boyne Valley (though you’ll need to go to Trinity College Dublin to see the original manuscript), and we’d also take ourselves on a trip to the ancient town of Trim with Trim Castle. The Hill of Tara, seat of the ancient Irish kings and the place Scarlett O’Hara’s pops grandiosely named his plantation after in Gone With the Wind, is another ancient and popular site. Dublin, with its shops, Temple Bar area, Trinity College and restful St Stephen’s Green, is about 45 minutes’ drive away; day trippers can also catch the bus from the Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre to the city of Drogheda.

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Laytown/Bettystown 8.4 mi Sea Excellent Good Good Good
Seapoint 9.3 mi Sea Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Clogherhead 10.6 mi Sea Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Port, Lurganboy 11.9 mi Sea Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Balbriggan, Front Strand Beach 12.1 mi Sea Poor N/A N/A N/A

Data source: European Environment Agency


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  • When can I check in and check out of Newgrange Lodge Campsite?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  11:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  12 p.m.
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