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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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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 NEW 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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9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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93 reviews 93 reviews
25 attraction reviews
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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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

It's hard to compare Newgrange to anything else because there is nothing like it. How often do you get to walk into something that was constructed over 5,000 years ago? The site itself is well preserved, our tour guide was knowledgeable and clearly had a genuine interest in the history of the site. The facilities were efficient, with small buses... More 

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Roscommon
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

If you cannot sense the spirits come greet you when they simulate the sunrise in the mound..well..you are not of this world..The whole sense is magical

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Perth, Australia
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

We loved Newgrange! The site was lovely, the staff were both knowledgable and passionate and the Visitors' Centre was clean, informative, well stocked and well laid out. Get there early to get parking!

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Turnersville, New Jersey
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We decided to visit Newgrange and the historical mounds. Getting anywhere in Ireland is an adventure, so don't complain of the narrow roads and the unsecured parking. It has all been mentioned before. As for the attraction, we choose to only visit Newgrange. It wasn't crowded since it was off season. The bus driver was friendly and knowledgeable, as was... More 

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