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Mary Gibbons Tours

| Newgrange, Ireland
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Ranked #27 of 229 Activities in County Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

My friend and I booked this tour last minute, and it was totally worth it. We got lots of time to really explore Newgrange and the visitor's center there, as well as the Hill of Tara. Mary is very knowledgable and you learn so much in such a small amount of time. I would recommend this tour to anyone!

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Estoril, Portugal
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7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Mary Gibbons is quite a character. She reminds me of Agatha Christie's heroins and she Knows about Irish History. I made the Tour from Dublin to Newgrange and being an avid history reader and fan I kept entertained the whole journey with Mary's lectures about every aspect pf the places we went. From neolithic history to local gossip and trivia,... More

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Toronto
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We had a great time on this tour. We didn't have Mary as a guide, but Mia (?) was very knowledgeable and friendly. Instructions were very clear and we had a lovely time in Newgrange and at the Hill of Tara.

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Cadrieu, Midi-Pyrenees, France
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This is an excellent tour of a fascinating Neolithic site. Mary's knowledge of the history of both New grange and the Hill of Tara was amazing. The tour is very well organized, communication and booking information is clear and concise. I would not hesitate to recommend the tour to anyone interested in ancient Irish history.

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Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

My mom and I traveled to Ireland together--our first time taking trip as just the two of us since I was a kid (she turned 70 on this trip). We had a marvelous two weeks in Ireland, and one wonderful day during that time was spent as part of Mary Gibbons' tour. Mary is incredibly knowledgeable about her country and... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The beauty of this tour is that you have the honor of going into the chamber at the site. The tour was well organized, instructions were communicated very clearly (it is a complicated process), and the guide was very chipper and friendly. This site is not too well known, but it is incredibly important site from over 5000 years ago.... More

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New Jersey
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This was such an easy tour to book, and one that we were truly looking forward to. It was a long day, but so interesting! Our group of seven included adults and two children (ages 14 and 9). Everyone one of us were very happy about our day and were amazed at how much we learned and saw. Our guide... More

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I am so happy we took a few hours to get out of Dublin and explore the countryside. It was super easy to book and get picked up and Mary is a wealth of knowledge about Irish history and the area.

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Fredericton, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I don't normally like bus tours, and this one was packed, with the obligatory long pick up stops. But the guide, Michael Gibbons, with his deep experience of Irish archaeology, made it worthwhile. The hill of Tara was underwhelming, but was a good way to ease in to the power of Newgrange. Standing in that ancient burial chamber was an... More

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Austin, Tx
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22 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Mary Gibbons arranges a very nice well organized day tour for you. Pickups in several locations in Dublin. Short history of Dublin and Ireland as you leave the city. First stop is Newgrange where you skip the line and go straight to the site. The group is split into two groups for entrance into the tomb and handed over to... More

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