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Mary Gibbons Tours

| Newgrange, Ireland
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Ranked #33 of 239 Activities in County Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This last weekend I was the director of a small conference between 5 different EU nations with the theme of spiritual influences in Europe. I'd been on Mary's tour before and chose it for the main "field trip" of our conference because of her unique & abundant explanations of the development, culture, and history of Newgrange, the Hill of Tara... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Mary led this wonderful tour of Newgrange and the hill of Tara. The bus picked us up from our hotel on time. Mary gave a detailed history of Ireland incorporating the sights we passed on the way out of town. In the span of half an hour she gave a summary of the human inhabitants of Ireland and all of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

Mary is a living encyclopedia, engaging and full of little known facts. She gave us a thorough historical explanation on our way to the site which made it much more meaningful. It was the best part of our trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014 via mobile

Mary couldn't have been more charming and informative. She is clearly a scholar and an expert in the subject. I would recommend taking this Mary Gibbons tour to anyone visiting Dublin.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We booked this tour at the Visitor's Center on Suffolk Street. They called for us, booked our seats, gave us a pick up spot a couple of blocks from our hotel, and we were to pay once we got to the bus. No issues with the pick up spot or payment. Our tour guide was Martin who is an archaeologist... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The great reviews on Tripadvisor convinced me to book Mary's tour. What a mistake. Cons: 1. Terse, bordering-on-rude emails with Mary, where she pressured me to get picked up at a location most convenient for her (even though another location listed on the pickup schedule on her website was far closer to my hotel). It was obvious she wanted to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

My husband and I loved Mary's tour to Newgrange. This lady is a marvel with so much knowledge. Definitely a must do tour if you are in Dublin.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 via mobile

Mary's brother Michael, an archeologist, was our guide for the day and he was the key to making this so much better than the standard bus tour. His commentary really made the sites come alive. I highly recommend it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We had the pleasure of meeting Mary and having her as our tour guide for the day. Mary is delightful, bringing the history of ancient Newgrange and Tara to life with her passion and Knowledge. She is articulate and humorous, a joy to listen to and learn from. An amazing tour guide and a woman of inspiration! This tour was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I planned a trip with an Irish tour company. One of my priorities was to see New Grange. I didn't know the tour company would book with Mary Gibbons and I'm so glad they did. She is a wealth of information and truly has a passion for these ancient sites.

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