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Address: | Newgrange, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 86 355 1355
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Mary Gibbons-A walking Google!

The tourist office recommended Mary Gibbons tour and booked the tour for us. Our coach was prompt in picking us up at the appointed spot, was very comfortable with free wifi on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

The tourist office recommended Mary Gibbons tour and booked the tour for us. Our coach was prompt in picking us up at the appointed spot, was very comfortable with free wifi on board. Mary was very polite, professional and very personable. Mary's knowledge of everything Irish was very impressive. The combination of her history and archeology background makes her a... More 

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San Mateo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Mary Gibbons is fantastic. She is organized, professional, knowledgeable, with a great sense of humor. My travel agent booked the tour for me, and you can definitely contact Mary yourself, but regardless, please do it early enough, as she has a limited number of people she can take to Newgrange each day. I was picked up outside my hotel on... More 

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Southport, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

This was the best of four tours during our trip. It surpassed anything we could have imagined. Mary is obviously extremely intelligent, well-versed in a wide range of topics, e.g. literature, the arts, and government. She explained a tremendous amount about the Newgrange area, as well as Dublin itself. She made it easy to follow the complex history of Ireland,... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Visiting Newgrange and the hill of Tara was on my bucket list and I was over the moon with Mary's tour, great value, fantastic bus and driver and so much knowledge from Mary who is a real expert. I was totally blown away by her expertise and she had thought of everything to ensure the passengers had the best time,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We wanted to see some sights outside the hustle and bustle of Dublin and Newgrange is listed as a world UNESCO heritage site. A number of sites and books highly recommended Mary Gibbons tours and it's easy to see why. Mary is very knowledgeable and entertaining, intermixing historical facts with humorous quips the entire tour. She has a pre-arranged time... More 

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Bountiful, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

If you want just a ton of history about Ireland this is the tour to go on. Our family of 5 which includes 3 teenagers went on the Newgrange, hill of Tara Tour. Mary is a great guide and was full of information. Because you are on her tour you don't have to wait at the Newgrange Center to get... More 

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Freehold, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

My daughter and I fully enjoyed our day on this tour. I actually added a day to my vacation as I could not imagine leaving Ireland without seeing Newgrange again. The Hill of Tara was breathtaking and Mary made it come alive. If you love history book this tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The Newgrange passage tomb is one of the oldest man-made monuments known, built more than 5,000 years ago and thus older than Stonehenge and the great pyramids of Egypt. Mary Gibbons's day tour from Dublin is a great way to see it. Mary makes booking very easy - all it took was a couple of emails - but do book... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We asked seveal people and consulted travel guides to find the best tour to Newgrange. Mary Gibbons promises entry into the tomb, which not all tours do. She had a complete knowledge of the sites and the history surrounding them. She was very specific about how to get to see Newgrange and go into the tomb as there are no... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Back home we call this a tourist trap. Our guide was pretty boring, honestly. I think this is probably better suited to older tourists. We only got to see Newgrange and Hill of Tara which leave you feeling like there is not much to do besides eat and see the gift shop. The particular day I went the pick-up route... More 

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