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Bru na Boinne

Stalleen Road, Donore, Ireland
353-41-9880300
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Donore
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites
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.... more » 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. « less
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Dublin, ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 NEW

I went to Newgrange with my 6yr and 9yr old children during mid term It was fantastic value for money and the kids were well into it Our guide, Mary (?) was very informative and enthusiastic which added to the proceedings Full marks for a site worthy of 5 star treatment

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Sacramento
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 NEW

We went straight from the Dublin Airport to Bru Na Boinne and it was a great start to the trip, though we had a little bit of a calamity. My husband had lost his wallet, which we discovered when we went to buy tickets. He thought he must have left it at a store down the road and the wonderful... More

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Canberra, Australia
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 NEW

The tour to Newgrange was well organised and the guide was very well educated in the history of Newgrange and was energetic and humorous. The visitors centre and the exhibit were excellent with helpful staff. Highly recommended.

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

Not much waiting in line (only 45 min) but it's mid-October. Knowth already closed - too bad - it sounded very interesting. Our guide was Clare - she was great. She had a great surprise during the tour of the tomb itself. A definite must-visit site.

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Fruita, Colorado
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

Located about 1 hour north of Dublin, Ireland this is a must see. A UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE site, this is known as one of the most important megalithic structures in Europe. Be sure and allow enough time and read up on this amazing site before going. It is a long way from the visitors center to the site. So be... More

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We are not all expert in the matter. Most of all know little, if any, of our ancestors and those that were there before, let's say 5000 years ago. This site is a chance to explore a bit of history and make your own theories about the meanings of the drawings on the rocks or the tumb itself. Amazing what... More

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Hickory
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Our tour group stopped at this attraction. I now understand that-to FULLY appreciate the site-you must: pay the additional fee, AND allow sufficient time to travel to and from the site-AND explore it. We did not, and basically only walked through 'mock' structures and saw fake artifacts of what the real site would have looked like. This was a huge... More

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Parksville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This is one of the most remarkable archaeological sites in the world, well deserving its UNESCO recognition. Visit the display in the reception area, listen carefully to the guide, see both Newgrange and Knowth if both are open. Even after many visits, this site always earns my admiration, both for the original designers and builders and for the archaeologists who... More

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Port Huron, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We were with a tour and spent a fair amount of time at Bru Na Boinne and Knowth Passage Tombs. It's really amazing to see the tombs themselves accompanied with a tour guide who explains the kerbstones, the passages and the grounds. This is a must see if you are traveling to Ireland as these tombs are older than the... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Well presented Neolithic sites about an hour out of Dublin. Drove on the first day I rented a car and it was challenging due to the NARROW rural roads. Once there a phenomenal step back 5000 years. The archeological area is well preserved and NOT commercialized. There is a reception area /visitor center and they provide the 2 separate short... More

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