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Hi Folks,

We have have invited some new farmyard friends for you all to visit in 2024 and are excited to announce the dates for our Summer Season! Come and meet our farm animals including goats, calves, chickens, bunnies and more! Play in our indoor and outdoor play areas, drive our pedal tractors, play in our sandpits and have a picnic with all of your family and friends!

We are open every weekend in May and June, and both Bank Holiday Mondays too! Opening dates & times can be found under the 'Opening Times & Prices' section on our website!

Tickets are available from our website under the 'Book Now' section, however we also welcome walk-ins on the day of your visit!

Looking forward to seeing you all this year!
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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Easter

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

Saturday 23rd of March to Sunday 7th 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,

CLOSED MONDAY 25TH OF MARCH

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 30th of March, Sunday the 31st of March and Monday the 1st of April. The Treasure hunt runs all day and every child gets a prize!

  • Easter Treasure Hunt (30th & 31st of March and 1st of April 2024)
  • See our day old chicks.
  • Visit our farmyard friends.
  • Hop into the blue barrel express*
  • Hop on the horse and carriage*
  • *Tickets available for €2.50 *
  • Play in our indoor/outdoor play areas.
  • Play in our sandpits.
  • Drive our toy tractors.
  • All for €9 per child and €9 per adult.
  • Families of 4 or more people is €8 per person.
  • ** All Online Bookings are €8 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 16th of April to 28th 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 2024

Easter Holidays
Easter Holidays (23.03.2024 - 07.04.2024)
Open 23rd of March to the 7th of April, CLOSED MONDAY 25th OF MARCH, Open Bank Holiday Monday. 10:30am to 5pm Daily.
School Tours
School Tours (16.04.2024 - 28.06.2024)
Tuesday to Fridays only, 10am to 1pm. Must be pre-booked. €10 per child. Teachers go free. Minimum of 20 in a group
Please ring Liz on 0872573159 to book!
Spring Season
Spring Season (23.03.2024 - 28.06.2024)
Open Weekends only,
Saturday and Sunday from 10:30am to 5pm.
Summer Season
Summer Season (29.06.2024 - 01.09.2024)
Open Tuesday to Sunday,
From 10:30am to 5pm.
Closed Mondays
Autumn Season
Autumn Season (07.09.2024 - 15.09.2024)
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 (19.10.2024 - 03.11.2024)
Open the weekend of 19th & 20th & from Saturday the 26th of October to the 3rd of November
Morning session 10.30am to 1.30pm and afternoon session 2pm to 5pm.

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  • Easter Treasure Hunt Tickets @ Fareharbor

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    Directions

    • 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.

    Christmas

    We currently have no plan on running our Christmas Event in 2024!

     

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    Halloween

    Our Halloween Event begins on the weekend of Saturday 19th of October & Sunday 20th of October and continues for the Halloween midterm break (Saturday 26th of October to Sunday 3rd 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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