Brú na Bóinne - Archaeological Ensemble of the Bend of the Boyne

UNESCO RegionEurope and North America
LocationCounty Meath
CoordinatesN53 41 30.012 W6 27 0
Inscription Date1993
Property (ha)770
Buffer Zone (ha)2,560
Type of HeritageCultural
CriteriaTo represent a masterpiece of human creative genius
CriteriaTo bear a unique or at least exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to a civilization which is living or which has disappeared
CriteriaTo be an outstanding example of a type of building; architectural or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates (a) significant stage(s) in human history
All ThreatsLocalised utilities
All ThreatsManagement systems/ management plan
Unesco Reference Number659
State of Conservation Report
DescriptionThe three main prehistoric sites of the Brú na Bóinne Complex, Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth, are situated on the north bank of the River Boyne 50 km north of Dublin. This is Europe's largest and most important concentration of prehistoric megalithic art. The monuments there had social, economic, religious and funerary functions.
StatusWorld Heritage Site