Hi Folks,

As the summer season comes to an end, we would like to say a big thank you for everyone who came and visited our farm! We appreciate your support and hope that you had a great summer!

Our animals had so much fun meeting so many new people, and we were delighted to see some familiar faces! Our farm dogs, Poppy, Parker, and Millie played so many fun games and they can’t wait for a break before they see you all again!

We will be open on weekends only in September from 10:30am to 5pm, with more news on our Halloween event coming soon…!

We are very grateful for everyone, and we hope that you return to visit the farm in September. Finally, best of luck to all the children starting back at school!

Stay safe, see you soon,
Henry & Liz.

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Red Mountain Open Farm got its name from the Red Mountain, which is the hill between the Farm and Donore Village. It is believed by some researchers that the colour of the sunrise on the morning of the Winter Solstice was the original inspiration for the name of the hill over which that sunrise occurs when viewed from Newgrange. The hill is called Red Mountain.

Located just five minutes from the Newgrange Monument the Open Farm boasts the most extensive indoor facilities of all open farms in Ireland. We believe these indoor facilities are important given the unpredictable nature of our Irish weather. We have blended a range of indoor and outdoor facilities, so no matter what the weather may bring, there is lots to enjoy...

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Daily Activities

We have the Largest indoor Facility available on any Open Farm in Ireland so you can enjoy your visit whatever the weather.

At Red Mountain Open Farm you can enjoy the following:

  • Play Areas – Indoors and Outdoors
  • Picnic Facilities – Indoors and Outdoors
  • Animal Enclosures – Indoors and Outdoors
  • Pedal Tractors & didi cars
  • Play in our sandpits
  • Country Farm Walks
  • Teas Coffees, Soft Drinks etc
  • Ample Parking for Cars and Coaches
  • Horse & Carriage Ride*
  • Blue Barrel Express*
  • Tickets are €2.50 for the rides*

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Our Easter Event @ Red Mountain Open Farm will run from:

Saturday 1st of April to Sunday 16th of April daily 10:30am to 5pm including Bank Holiday Monday.

Morning session from 10:30am to 1:30pm and afternoon session from 2pm to 5pm,


With plenty of activities in our large open barns so regardless of the weather, you’re guaranteed to have a good time!

Participate in our annual Easter Treasure Hunt! This Treasure Hunt is exclusively on Saturday the 8th of April, Sunday the 9th of April and Monday the 10th of April. The Treasure hunt runs all day and every child gets a prize!

  • Easter Treasure Hunt (8th, 9th & 10th of April 2023)
  • See our day old chicks.
  • Visit our farmyard friends.
  • Play in our indoor/outdoor play areas.
  • Play in our sandpits.
  • Drive our toy tractors.
  • All for €8 per child and €8 per adult.
  • Families of 4 or more people is €7 per person.

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School Tours

Here at Red Mountain Open Farm all school tours are fully guided, our exceptional facilities ensure pupils will have a good time regardless of the weather. (ensure pupils have suitable clothing and a packed lunch)

What do you need to know?

  • Book your School Tour today with Liz on 0872573159!
  • All school tours require a deposit of €100 to confirm your date
  • School Tour available dates from the 25th of April to 30th of June (Tuesday’s to Fridays only 10am to 1pm)

A typical visit to Red Mountain Open Farm includes the following:

  • On arrival you will be greeted by your guide who will guide you around the following,
  • Meet your farm yard friends, the Cows, Donkeys, Goats, Pony, Lambs, Rabbits, Geese, Hens, Chickens and others.
  • Village Activity Shed & Take a spin on our peddle tractors
  • Lunch break
  • Ride on the Blue Barrell Express
  • Farm walk
  • Red Mountain play areas
  • All teachers go free and get a complimentary tea / coffee

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Opening Times & Prices 2023

Easter Holidays
Easter Holidays (01.04.2023 - 16.04.2023)
Open 1st of April to the 16th of April, CLOSED MONDAY 3RD OF APRIL, Open Bank Holiday Monday. 10:30am to 5pm Daily.
School Tours
School Tours (25.04.2023 - 30.06.2023)
Tuesday to Fridays only, 10am to 1pm. Must be pre-booked. €10 per child. Teachers go free.
Please ring Liz on 0872573159 to book!
Spring Season
Spring Season (22.04.2023 - 30.06.2023)
Open Weekends only,
Saturday and Sunday from 10:30am to 5pm.
Summer Season
Summer Season (01.07.2023 - 27.08.2023)
Open Tuesday to Sunday,
From 10:30am to 5pm.
Closed Mondays
Autumn Season
Autumn Season (02.09.2023 - 24.09.2023)
September, Open Weekends only.
Saturday and Sunday from 10:30am to 5pm.
Bank Holidays
Bank Holidays
Open each Bank Holiday Monday, 10:30am to 5pm.
Halloween Event
Halloween Event (21.10.2023 - 05.11.2023)
Open the weekend of 21st & 22nd & from Saturday the 28th of October to the 5th of November
Morning session 10.30am to 1.30pm and afternoon session 2pm to 5pm.

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    • From Dublin:
      Take the M1 north and exit at junction 9. Follow the signs for Newgrange Monument through the village of Donore. After the Newgrange Monument take the first left turn (at the railings on the right), and then take the first right.
    • From Dundalk:
      Take the M1 south and exit at junction 9. Follow the signs for Newgrange Monument through the village of Donore. After the Newgrange Monument take the first left turn (at the railings on the right), and then take the first right.
    • From Dublin, Navan, Slane via the N2:
      Follow the signs for Newgrange Monument (2 km south of Slane). Take the fourth turn to the right opposite railings on the left, then take the first right.
    • From Drogheda:
      Take the Donore Road into the village of Donore and follow signs for Newgrange Monument. After the Newgrange Monument take the first left turn (at the railings on the right) and then take the first right.
    • Postcode:
      A92 TN59

    Country Code

    • All visitors to Red Mountain Open Farm please note the following,
    • Be sure and plan your journey with Google Maps as we are off the beating track.
    • Take your Litter Home.
    • Be considerate to other road users.


    Unfortunately we will be unable to go ahead with our Christmas Experience Event for 2022 as we feel we are unable to provide a safe venue for our customers that is in line with Covid 19 Regulations, We hope to see you all in 2023 for the start of our next Summer Season!

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    Our Halloween Event begins on the weekend of Saturday 21st of October & Sunday 22nd of October and continues for the Halloween midterm break (Saturday 28th of October to Sunday 5th of November)

    Two sessions daily, 10:30am to 1:30pm and 2pm to 5pm.

    Times daily are 10:30am to 1:30pm and 2pm to 5pm!

    All tickets must be prebooked!

    A visit to our Halloween event includes:

    • Play in the Halloween barn.
    • Suitable for children up to 8/9 years of age.
    • Visit our farmyard friends.
    • Take your photo in the witches’ den.
    • Play in our indoor/outdoor play areas.
    • Play in our sandpits.
    • Drive our toy tractors.
    • Take a spin on the Ghost Carriage if you dare!*
    • Hop into the blue barrel express*
    • Hop on the horse and carriage*
    • Tickets available for €2.50 *

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