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..
We provide a clean and very safe environment which we regard as essential. Minders and teachers are invited to read our "Safety Rules" which are directed towards providing a fun and safe place for humans and animals alike.
We are planning to open the farm in 2013 for the February mid-term break (14th-17th February), St. Patrick's Weekend (16th-18th March) and our themed event for the Easter Holidays (30th March – 7th April). Keep an eye on our site for details of upcoming events at bank holiday weekends during the coming year. Details of our Halloween and Christmas Events to follow later.
We are very keen to provide what our customers need and welcome discussions with groups to establish what their needs are and to then deliver a bespoke solution. We are getting great feedback in this regard.