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Mary Gibbons Tours

Address: | Newgrange, Ireland
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Ranked #30 of 380 Activities in County Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

My college-age daughter and I took Mary Gibbons' tour on January 5th and could not have been happier. Her tour of HIll of Tara and Newgrange was a highlight of our week in Dublin. Mary is lovely, warm, funny and extremely knowledgeable. And she has a wry wit that makes her commentary fun to listen to while you get a... More 

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Portland, Maine, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Mary Gibbons is a walking encyclopedia of Irish history, Irish literature and Irish people. She was extremely knowledgeable and welcomed questions. On the ride out to the Hill of Tara, she covered the extent of Irish history, from pre-historic peoples to modern Celtic Tiger boom times, and threw in plenty of English history as well. I felt completely prepared to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

My mother in law and I were in Dublin and wanted to book a day trip to see Newgrange. A wonderfully helpful lady at a tourism office directed us to the Mary Gibbons Tour. She even called and made the arrangements! As other reviewers have said, Mary is a wealth of information, not only on Newgrange and Tara but on... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Fantastic experience. Mary was fantastic and the tour well organised. She was a wealth of knowledge and shared it with great passion and engagment. She also talked about Irish history in general so we learnt so much about lots of things. Lunch is at the Newgrange vistors centre and can get a bit crazy as you have allocated tour times.... More 

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Monterey, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

There aren't enough superlatives to describe Mary Gibbons tour of Tara and Newgrange. Mary is a consummate professional and a wealth of information. Touring with her is like touring with an encyclopedia. The good - Tara and Newgrange - nothing can compare - Visiting a UNESCO world heritage site - Mary Gibbons The bad - can't think of any My... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

This was a superb day trip - well organized from start to finish, chock-full of information from prehistory forward, in a comfy bus (with wi-if), through gorgeous country to two amazing sites. Mary gave us a history lesson in an easy and comprehensive talk on the way there - including recent Dublin history as well as Irish history from Tara... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We very much enjoyed and appreciated the tour of the Hill at Tara and the Newgrange Passage Tomb. Mary Gibbons is astonishingly well-versed in her subject matter, and was friendly and engaging. Tara and Newgrange were both beautiful, and powerful and moving to experience. All was adult and kid friendly, and free WiFi on the comfy bus is provided for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

I read the negative reviews before our tour, and I have to wonder what their problem really was. In 2003 I was at Newgrange with my sister, and we drove on our own from Dublin. While Newgrange was an awesome experience back then, this time I had no desire to deal with a rental car in Dublin traffic, but still... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 via mobile

We were extremely lucky with the weather on our tour - no rain and low winds. The tour was prompt and everyone involved very courteous. We had Michael Gibbons as our guide as Mary was evidently ill, so our experience may not be typical. Michael was a wonderful guide. He is an archeologist and is very knowledgeable and passionate about... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

After watching a TV documentary on Newgrange & Tara - it was my main inspiration for booking a trip to Ireland. Looking online for a guided tour to these sites I was fortunate enough to find Mary Gibbons. The day, tour, sites lived up to all our expectations - Mary is a walking history book, an absolute mine of information... More 

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