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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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Channeling my Ancestors

A must see! I was in awe of the Newgrange site and felt the vibes of my ancestors as I walked about the ruins. The Neolithic stone carvings were amazing as was entering the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

A must see! I was in awe of the Newgrange site and felt the vibes of my ancestors as I walked about the ruins. The Neolithic stone carvings were amazing as was entering the passage into the center of the monument - how cool would it be to be one of lucky few to be there during summer solstice. Truly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

My husband and I luckily were able to experience Newgrange and Knowth . Hard to believe the facts but the science is there. The history is fascinating and the scenery is breathtaking, try to go!

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Jacksonville, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I was very impressed with the quality of the facilities the very clear presentation and the historical quality of the archaelogical site. One of my favorite visits in Ireland. I would definitely not recommend a visit to Ireland without seeing this unique and amazing site. (Yes it is totally worth seeing BOTH Knowth and Newgrange.)

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15 reviews 15 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Professional to a T. Wonderful location with all the information at your fingertips - very helpful staff... Prehistoric Ireland explained and demonstrated in a comprehensive yet easy to understand manner.

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Waimea, Hawaii
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Definitely worth the stop if you are in the area and worth the detour if you are interested in archeology. This site is well run by a helpful, friendly staff. The reasonable entrance fee includes the bus ride up to the site. Once at the site, you'll get a tour with lots of time to wander around the premises and... More 

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Caloundra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Our host at our B and B pre booked our tour time for us so we arrived 15 minutes after opening time for a 9.15 tour to both Knowth and Newgrange. It is well worth parking at the visitors centre and take the guided tour. Their bus takes you the five minute ride to the site where each bus is... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Beware: as the website warns, tours go every 90 minutes or so and tours fill up fast. We got there early on a slow Sunday in late May 2015, and we felt lucky when we heard the wait after we got done. Also, as with much of Ireland, dress appropriately for weather. Layers are the secret to success, with the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

The passage burial sites are very interesting and far older than the great pyramids. Knowth has many minor mounds near it and great neolithic art. Newgrange allows you to actually go in and see the light. Good visitors center.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

The visitor centre is lovely with a nice coffee shop and an informative video on the history of the site. But the real joy is on entering the mound itself. Wow! It's huge from the outside but very tight in the chamber so if you're claustrophobic maybe ask to be put at the back of the group. Fantastic, enthusiastic guides.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

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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