Donore, a village situated in the River Boyne Valley on the border of counties Meath/Louth , underwent considerable expansion in recent years due to its location near the newly upgraded M1 Motorway.
King James II spent the night in Donore before his defeat by King William III at the fateful Battle of the Boyne in 1690.
Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre
Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre, opened in 1997, is designed to present the archaeological heritage of the River Boyne Valley, which includes the megalithic passage tombs of Newgrange and Knowth.
The Centre is the starting point for all visits to both monuments, and contains extensive interpretative displays and viewing areas.