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Address: | Newgrange, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 86 355 1355
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Best tour guide for history with humor!

Recommended in Rick Steves' book, and we were lucky to get in! So book early. Mary does a thoughtful and thorough narration on the way to and from Newgrange, Slane and Tara... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Recommended in Rick Steves' book, and we were lucky to get in! So book early. Mary does a thoughtful and thorough narration on the way to and from Newgrange, Slane and Tara allowing sufficient time at Newgrange and Tara. (Slane is a drive through). Bus is comfortable with free wifi so you can post about your trip en route! Tour... More 

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carlisle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This was the highlight of our trip to Dublin! We went to Newgrange with Mary's tour and it was brilliant. Mary is really knowledgable and surprised me with how much she knew about Irish and Brisith history from 4000BC to the present day. This wasn't just limited to the newgrange and hill of Tara tour but from literacy to European... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The Newgrange tour with Mary Gibbons was excellent. She and the bus driver gave us lots of information about the area on the way to the stops and Mary is very knowledgeable about the HIll of Tara and Newgrange that we visited with her. She made the day fun and we learned so much. She allowed plenty of time for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We visited the Hill of Tara and Newgrange with Mary Gibbons. Her knowledge of Irish history is beyond incredible and she's both entertaining and fun to spend the day with. Newgrange is a phenomenal place to visit - especially when considering it's 1,000 years older than the Egyptian pyramids. Not only did I learn loads about archaeology, Irish history and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I booked this tour based on recommendations in Lonely Planet and TripAdvisor. What a great choice! First, I'll admit I'm a history and archaeology buff, so I was looking forward to Newgrange, which is a 5000 year-old site. The tour was the Hill of Tara as well, which I knew nothing about, so I'll say we learned a lot. Mary... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Mary Gibbons runs a bus tour to Newgrange and the hill of Tara. I had been to Newgrange before, but not Tara. Definitely go with Mary Gibbons if you plan this tour. She is so interesting and has so much knowledge of history and archaeology. It was a pleasure to experience these awesome places with her.

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This was an outstanding day trip from Dublin to Newgrange and Hill of Tara.. Mary Gibbons is a tour de force of information and she is interested in everything. We learned so much history while touring this not-to-be-missed part of Irish lore. I can't recommend this highly enough.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

First of all, Ms Gibbons arranged for us to have the most excellent April sunshine on the day of our tour. That was a class touch. Everything on our tour was perfectly-timed, and Ms Gibbons offered a great deal of helpful background information. I was grateful we had visited the National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology the day before as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Having never taken a bus tour in any of the countries we've visited over the years, our first experience was nothing less than fantastic! Mary is a seasoned tour guide, but never comes off as jaded or just going through the motions. The breadth and depth of her knowledge is seriously impressive. I wish I'd had her as a teacher... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Mary was outstanding and I'll get to her in a moment. After taking a couple other day tours, I want to mention up front that she doesn't skimp on the cost of the bus. She gets a much bigger bus than she actually needs (she is limited by Newgrange on the number of people she can bring) so there is... More 

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