Hi Folks,

We are kicking off our 2022 Summer Season on Saturday the 25th of June with some changes to our Opening times. We are returning to full day admission from 10:30am to 5pm!

Booking is recommended but not essential as you can pay on arrival, tickets are available on our website if you wish to book.

Opening times for the Summer Season!

Monday’s Closed.

Tuesday to Sunday: 10:30am to 5pm.

Bank Holiday Mondays: 10:30am to 5pm.

Terms and Conditions:
• Babies under 12 MONTHS are free and do not require a ticket. All other visitors must pay admission.
• If booked, please arrive with your ticket / booking confirmation either on your phone or printed out.
• Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
• Please comply with all directions from our staff and signage.
• Takeaway teas, coffees, snacks, soft drinks and ice creams are available from our coffee shop. Picnics also welcome.
• Visitors should note that our blue barrel and horse and carriage rides are available for €2.50 per person at our coffee shop.

We are looking forward to seeing you for our 2022 season,
Stay safe folks, chat soon,
Henry and 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
  • Blue Barrel Express
  • Pedal Tractors & didi cars
  • Play in our sandpits
  • Horse & Carriage Ride
  • Country Farm Walks
  • Teas Coffees, Soft Drinks etc
  • Ample Parking for Cars and Coaches

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

Saturday 9th of April to Sunday 24th of April daily 11am 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 16th of April, Sunday the 17th of April and Monday the 18th of April. The Treasure hunt runs all day and every child gets a prize!

  • 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 we offer schools a fun learning experience. Our exceptional facilities ensure that pupils will learn much about our animals, our farm and the country side.

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

  • On arrival you will be greeted by your guide.
  • Meet your farm yard friends, the Pigs, Donkey, Goats, Lambs, Rabbits, Geese, Hens Chickens, Turkeys and others.
  • Play shed
  • Lunch break
  • Ride on the Blue Express or Tractor and Carriage Ride
  • Guided farm walk
  • Red Mountain play areas

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Opening Times & Prices 2022

Spring Season
Spring Season (02.04.2022 - 25.06.2022)
Open Weekends only,
Saturday and Sunday from 10:30am to 5pm.
Summer Season
Summer Season (25.06.2022 - 28.08.2022)
Open Tuesday to Sunday,
From 10:30am to 5pm.
Closed Mondays
Autumn Season
Autumn Season (03.09.2022 - 25.09.2022)
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 (29.10.2022 - 06.11.2022)
Open Saturday 29th to Sunday 6th!
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 the countryside are asked to always follow the Country Code:

    • Be Safe – Plan Ahead – Follow Open Farm signs
    • Be Prepared for the Unexpected!
    • Leave Gates and Property as you find them.
    • If you see an open gate which obviously should be closed, please close it.
    • Protect Animals, Birds, Plants and Trees.
    • Take your Litter Home.
    • Be considerate to other people.


    Unfortunately we will be unable to go ahead with our Christmas Experience Event for 2021 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 2022 for the start of our next Summer Season!

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    Running from Saturday 29th of October to Sunday 6th of November!

    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.
    • 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 in to the blue barrel express.
    • Hop on the horse and carriage
    • Tickets available for €2.50 *

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