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Bru na Boinne

Address: Stalleen Road, Donore, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-41-9880300
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Donore
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Cultural
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Space is limited each day to 650 people, but it is well-worth the visit. The site is 5,000 years...
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Cultural
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Space is limited each day to 650 people, but it is well-worth the visit. The site is 5,000 years old, which makes it older than the pyramids. Historians was once believed Newgrange was a passage tomb, but now is believed to be an ancient temple.

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Waterford, Ireland
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161 reviews 161 reviews
73 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Came here for the winter solstice and thought that this was the most amazing event at such a spiritual place. The sun didn't shine and I didn't get into the inside cavern but that didn't matter, this place is inspiring. The staff from the car park to the bus drivers were very very polite and informative. I'm lucky to have... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Winter solstice - I was there! :) It was really magical. Met a few nice people, listened to the drums greeting the new daylight. Awwww... :) On this morning the tour is free of charge, they even provide free coffee, I didn't expect that! 8-)

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Kilcoole, Ireland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Just amazing! So interesting....don't want to spoil it but must visit while in Ireland. Not expensive and we'll run. Make sure you have wet weather gear though...

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Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

We went to Newgrange for sunrise on the winter solstice. I hadn't expected it to be so busy, it's nice to see so many people enjoying the ancient history and spiritual feel of this site. The staff were fairly mixed, some friendly enough, others quite sharp in their manor. Probably due to it being so busy. At first I thought... More 

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minnesota
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 via mobile

What a great learning experience! There is a visitor center with lots of information. Then you take a bus up to the tomb. Our tour guide was so passionate about her information and it just made it fun to listen to her. You actually get to walk into this 5,000 year old passage tomb, that is completely dry. There are... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

I am embarrassed to say that I had never heard of Newgrange until my visit to Dublin. What an amazing place! Because it is a World Heritage Site, access is limited and you must arrange to visit the site with one of the official tours. These leave regularly from the visitor center. We went in December, and our tour had... More 

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Navan, Ireland
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

NEWGRANGE is a must see if you are visiting Ireland. A UNESCO World Heritage site, Dating back to 3200BC. A stunning piece of NEOLITHIC Architecture, Aligned to the Winter SOLSTICE and Not one drop of rain Gets into the Burial Tomb. The Tours are done through The Visitor Centre and take around 1 hour 15 minutes. The Guides are very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Newgrange is a prehistoric monument in County Meath about forty five minutes north of Dublin and well worth the trip. Older than the pyramids this site is amazing to visit. Getting there early is a good idea because the groups get filled up quickly. We had a wait of over 90 minutes. There is a small but interesting and helpful... More 

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

First off to say the monument is lovely, just the organisers who are...inept. You can only visit on an organised tour which is extremely limited on time, and what you can see and do. We managed to get on the 3:15 tour, the last of the day. Eventually got to the site around 3:40 with the silly bus thing. The... More 

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Ballyclare, United Kingdom
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85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We arrived on a cold and dull December afternoon, to find the car park with lots of spaces. We had a short stroll (300m) to the visitors centre to be informed that there was no charge as it was the first Wednesday of the month! Normally the admission is a very reasonable 6 Euro per adult. The staff in the... More 

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