We plan to go to New Grange on May 3rd. Will it be busy at that time of the year. Should I buy advance tickets?
No one can really tell if any sight/attraction is going to be busy on any particular day, but if it's something you really want to see and you are stuck to a schedule, it would be advisable to book somewhat in advance to be sure.Edited: 17 January 2018, 19:18
Thank you so much. I didn’t know if this might be a peak time of the year. Keep traveling. 😊
We went in July and just turned up. We did get tours but they were later in the day so we had to wait a while.
I believe advance booking is now allowed - much easier to work your schedule if you've got a booking. Having said that the visitor centre has lots to keep you interested and a great Cafe if you do have to wait.
A small point for your info not for correction - it's Newgrange all one word, and it is fascinating. Enjoy!
Definitely book online, it's very easy to do. Be aware that the booking times build in time in the visitors centre before you actually go to the monument itself. I went with my children recently - we booked for the 12.15 time slot, but our actual departure time to the site itself (you go on a minibus) was 1.15 pm. The cafe is very nice and there's also an exhibition (which my guys had no interest in unfortunately).
As an aside, I can't get over how cheap it is to visit Newgrange. Our tickets for 1 adult and 2 children cost a total of €16, which included a €1 booking fee. Adult admission is only €7.