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Address: Stalleen Road, Donore, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-41-9880300
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: Space is limited each day to 650 people, but it is well-worth the visit...
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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Awesome Site!

This was our last stop of our trip and a great way to finish out a tour of Ireland. What an awesome site this is and to be able to walk into the heart of the cairn is an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Douglasville, Georgia
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Westchester County, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I was so looking forward to visiting these historic sites. However if you wish to travel there on your own, beware, THE FIX IS IN! I checked the website before hand and there was no way to buy a ticket in advance unless you made arrangements to join one of the bus tours. For individuals wishing to visit on your... More 

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Douglasville, Georgia
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This was our last stop of our trip and a great way to finish out a tour of Ireland. What an awesome site this is and to be able to walk into the heart of the cairn is an experience not to be missed. The tour leader was great too - she brought the place to life with her narration.

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South Australia
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232 attraction reviews
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Bru Na Boinne is probably the most important historical site in Ireland. It features massive megalithic ancient tombs - these graves date back to ancient times and are older than both Stonehenge in England and the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt. The sites can only be accessed by tours through the visitors centre and it you visit both Newrange, where... More 

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Granbury, Texas
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This UNESCO site is a must see on your Irish vacation. It takes about 4 hours total. You start at the lovely visitor center that has a nice dining room with very good food, an interesting gift shop and nice restrooms.You may tour one or both of the burial mound sites. It is recommended you see both with each having... More 

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Texas
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We toured both Newgrange and Knowth sites. Our tour guide for Knowth, Mary, was knowledgeable as well as a fun character. When it started raining/hailing on us, she opted to let us into/under the mound itself to continue her talk, which I'm not sure is normally included on the tour, so that was a treat. Yay for hail! At Newgrange,... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Standing for 5000 years a ancient monument predating Stonehenge and the great pyramids of Giza in Egypt a great place to see and learn about especially if interested in the history of Ireland particularly ancient Ireland. Also fascinating that aspects of the tomb still remain unsolved to this day.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Definitely worth visiting if you are in the area. Plan on being there a few hours though because there are short bus rides from the visitor center to each of the sites. They do allow you plenty of time at each site to hear about the site and to look around on your own. Not a bad little eatery at... More 

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carlisle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Excellent ancient history site, go with Mary Gibbons tours as the farm you go to before hand, plus the hill of tara visit and Mary's extensive knowledge makes the experience complete.

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Silverthorne, CO
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Do make time for this visit! When you enter the visitors center they offer you the options of visiting Knowth and Newgrange or choosing one! They then assign you times as you are bussed to the sites. Glad we were able to do both. Our guide for Knowth, Frances, was outstanding. She was extremely knowledgeable and shared her passion for... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

We arrived late and had not done our homework about this place. Having only glanced at a brief description before our trip, we didn't realize only a limited number of visitors are allowed at each time and the only way to see Newgrange is by tour through Bru na Boinne. Be sure to arrive early. We chose to visit only... More 

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