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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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Parksville, Canada
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65 reviews 65 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

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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Vienna, Austria
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Extremely well organised tours. Preservation of this UNESCO site is the main aim. Including Knowth as well as Newgrange enhanced our prehistoric experience and increased out insight.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We went to Newgrange on a family trip today. It was very interesting from start to end. The visitor centre is well sign posted from the M1 motorway onwards. The grounds are simple but beautifully laid out and maintained. We got a warm welcome at the reception and from all staff that we met along the route. The interactive items... More

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This ancient site is amazing. If you plan on visiting make sure you do it with Mary Gibbons tours. You won't have to wait in line to get into the chamber and Mary's knowledge of archaeology, dates etc. is not available on other tours.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Stopped by here for a tour of Newgrange on a Saturday morning at 10:30am. There wasn't a wait and we walked right onto the bus. The tour guide was excellent and despite the large group size led a fascinating presentation for all. This is great for anyone interested in ancient history, understanding more about the country and prehistoric cultures or... More

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San Jose, California, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Absolutely fascinating. The art itself is entrancing. I only wish we could have stayed longer - an hour is not long enough!

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London, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
17 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The greatest prehistoric monument of Europe, comparable only to those in Malta and the Middle East. A very good visitor center, it is a must-see on any trip to Ireland.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

You won't regret it. A very well done centre, explaining as much as was possible, the whole megalithic tomb thing.

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