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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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500 years older than the Great Pyramid.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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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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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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Rochelle, Illinois
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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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Westchester County, New York
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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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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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