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Mary Gibbons Tours

| Newgrange, Ireland
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Ranked #34 of 224 activities in County Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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Grand Falls Windsor, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

A friend suggested that we travel to NewGrange while in Ireland. After researching the different options, we chose the Mary Gibbons Tour. We are quite happy with our choice. From the moment we got on the bus we were treated to a fascinating history of the area that we were going to visit, as well as a history of Ireland... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I began traveling the world in 1964. I've seen a lot of places and have been on numerous tours, but Mary's Newgrange was the best EVER. Her knowledge about Irish history top notch and her enthusiasm about her country is contagious. I have never enjoyed a tour more.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Michael Gibbons is an exceptional guide with his deep knowledge of the archeology and history of the area and sites. If you ever thought about studying archeology, this tour would convince you. Truly one of the best tours we have taken in Europe!

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Bryan, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This was an awesome day trip from Dublin. Mary gave us an entertaining history of Dublin as we passed the different landmarks. Then she gave us an Irish history that went for hundreds of years. Mary said if you dont like history you will be bored with her talk. I love history and Mary did an excellent job of telling... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We took Mary Gibbons' Newgrange/Hill of Tara tour a couple of weeks ago and could not have been more pleased. It was our second day in Ireland and it was a perfect way to begin our trip. Mary is not only thoroughly knowledgeable about these two sites, but also about many other aspects of Irish history and life which she... More

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