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Mary Gibbons Tours

| Newgrange, Ireland
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Ranked #27 of 234 Activities in County Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Toronto, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

A MUST DO -the Mary Gibbon Tour to the Hill of Tara and Newgrange is fascinating. You could not appreciate these sites as much touring on your own. Our guide was May's brother, Michael, a top archeologist in Irish. He offered informative dialogue on the way there and on the walking tours. It was difficult for us to keep up... More

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Coeur D Alene
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128 reviews 128 reviews
59 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We took the Mary Gibbon Tour to the Hill of Tara and New Grange. Our guide was May's brother, Michael, an archeologist and former president of Irish Archeological Society. He was brilliant and passionate about his subject. It was a perfect day with one exception. Michael move fast. Too fast for most of us. If you have a cane, take... More

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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

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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