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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, Sights & Landmarks
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, Sights & Landmarks
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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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87 reviews 87 reviews
49 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

I can't say enough about how magical this experience was. We stopped at Bru Na Boinne as our final stop before returning our rental car in Dublin. Is was relatively well signed and we were able to find it easily with our GPS (taking a few side roads). Before I get to Newgrange, I should mention that the visitor center... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We've been to Ireland twice and took the Bru na Boinne (Newgrange) tour both times. Definitely put this on your list! The parking lot is large and there is a nice walking path from the lot to the visitor center. Tours are limited in how many people they take so pay for your tour first so you know when your... More 

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Dubai
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

It's so hard to find this attraction on trip advisor ... and I don't know why!! Very confusing! Anyways!! This old tomb is definitely worth a visit .. its the Irish equivalent to the Egyptian Pyramids :)

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Woodland Park, Colorado
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We traveled to Newgrange with Mary Gibbons Tours. Michael Gibbons, Mary's brother led our tour since Mary wasn't feeling well. Michael is a published archaeologist, and an amazing man. My husband and I considered ourselves extremely fortunate to see this mystical site with an intelligent Irish expert on archaeology. It was only an hour outside of Dublin,but beautiful scenery along... More 

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Napa, California
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Go! As so many note, Newgrange is a beautiful, amazing, fascinating place. We spent the Thanksgiving week in Dublin, and we booked a private car to take us out to the site at the crack of dawn on a cold November morning. It was a surprisingly quick less-than-an-hour trip. We were the first tour of the day, and we shared... More 

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Waterford, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Came here for the winter solstice and thought that this was the most amazing event at such a spiritual place. The sun didn't shine and I didn't get into the inside cavern but that didn't matter, this place is inspiring. The staff from the car park to the bus drivers were very very polite and informative. I'm lucky to have... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Winter solstice - I was there! :) It was really magical. Met a few nice people, listened to the drums greeting the new daylight. Awwww... :) On this morning the tour is free of charge, they even provide free coffee, I didn't expect that! 8-)

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Delgany, Ireland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Just amazing! So interesting....don't want to spoil it but must visit while in Ireland. Not expensive and we'll run. Make sure you have wet weather gear though...

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Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We went to Newgrange for sunrise on the winter solstice. I hadn't expected it to be so busy, it's nice to see so many people enjoying the ancient history and spiritual feel of this site. The staff were fairly mixed, some friendly enough, others quite sharp in their manor. Probably due to it being so busy. At first I thought... More 

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minnesota
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 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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