About Us

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, so you’re guaranteed to have a good time here at Red Mountain Open Farm regardless of the weather.

We provide a clean and safe environment which we regard as essential.  Parents and teachers are invited to read our “Safety Notice” which is directed towards providing a fun and safe place for humans and animals alike.

We have a large outdoor picnic area with lots of picnic tables, swings, slides, and a sand pit where your Children can play while you relax over a coffee. For the not so nice days we also have a large indoor picnic area. So be sure to bring your picnic and or barbecue with you on the day as to make your visit with us more enjoyable.

Opening Times

Spring Season
Spring Season (01.04.2017 - 30.06.2017)
Open Weekends only
Saturday 11am - 5pm, Sunday 1pm - 5pm
Summer Season
Summer Season (01.07.2017 - 01.09.2017)
Open Tuesday to Saturday, 11am - 5pm
Sunday 1pm - 5pm. Closed Mondays
Autumn Season
Autumn Season (02.09.2017 - 05.11.2017)
September-October: Open weekends only
Saturday 11am - 5pm, Sunday 1pm - 5pm
Bank Holidays
Bank Holidays
Open each Bank Holiday Monday 11am - 5pm
Easter Holidays
Easter Holidays (08.04.2017 - 23.04.2017)
Open Daily, Monday to Saturday 11am - 5pm
Sunday 1pm - 5pm
Halloween Event
Halloween Event (28.10.2017 - 05.11.2017)
11am - 5pm Daily. Sunday 1pm – 5pm.
Christmas Experience
Christmas Experience (02.12.2017 - 23.12.2017)
Open Saturdays & Sundays only, 11am – 5pm