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Mary Gibbons Tours

| Newgrange, Ireland
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Ranked #31 of 224 activities in County Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Larkspur, CA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Mary Gibbons is a pro. She is extremely well-educated, communicates well, and is considerate of everyone's needs on the tour. She had a great driver and could dedicate all her time to narration, unlike other tours. I loved the sites we visited, all the tips we gathered on how to get the most of our visit, and all the personal... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

We went on the Newgrange tour in July and we had a great time. Mary is very knowledgeable, she explained everything about the history of her country and put events into context, so it was very easy to understand and follow even if you didn't know much about Irish history. She made it interesting and funny - great Irish sense... More

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Boulder City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

We had one day to see Newgrange, the other company we tried to book online took two days to reply no openings, she booked us online same day we made inquiry online. It was our good luck we went with her company. The content of information she gave on way there was so great. The respect the staff there have... More

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Ottawa
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53 reviews 53 reviews
15 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I had a great time on this tour. The weather was nice also, so that helped a lot. One of the best features of this tour is that it leaves later in the day - not everyone is an early bird!

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Chapel Hill
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

If you want to go to New Grange Mary Gibbons offers everything we could have asked for: convenient pickup, quick and smooth entry to the site, wonderful commentary on Irish history from a personable and reliable guide. Our unqualified recommendation.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Mary Gibbons herself is an extremely knowledgeable and personable guide. She ran a superbly organized and fascinating tour of Boyne Valley sites. Her narration for the group and her individual discussions showed her to be deeply versed in all layers of history. At the same, time she was eager to explore entirely new topics and answer unusual questions. She shepherded... More

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Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Not only is Mary a dynamic, knowledgeable guide, she is also a passionate history buff. With input from her archeologist brother Michael, she's put together an extraordinary tour that goes far beyond the usual perfunctory facts and fictions delivered by a hireling. She's invested in the work, loves to share what she knows about Newgrange and Hill of Tara and... More

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Chicago, IL
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed this tour from start to finish. Mary is very knowledgeable about the sites and makes sure that everything runs like clockwork. No fear of missing a detail. Newgrange is fantastic.

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San Diego, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We have taken Mary's tour of Newgrange twice, and we loved it both times. We fully expect to take it again the next time we are in Ireland. Each time we greatly enjoyed ourselves and we learned something new. Being able to go into the actual necropolis at Newgrange is incredible. Moreover, Mary does a fantastic job of summarizing around... More

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California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

My daughter and I had the pleasure of taking Mary's tour and sitting back and relaxing as she told us amazing stories of the history, archeology and people of Ireland. We loved her commentary and she was warm & friendly to everyone on the tour. This sure beat my daughter driving and dodging traffic while I read guide books to... More

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