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“This place is how old??” 5 of 5 stars
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Bru na Boinne
Stalleen Road, Donore, Ireland
353-41-9880300
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Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Donore
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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.
Ottawa, Canada
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“This place is how old??”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

Hard to imagine this place dates back before the pyramids. The really interesting part is there are still debates among the scholars as to what the site means and what it was used for. The light phenomenon on the first day of winter is quite cool.

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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

A definate visit. It's truly amazing and well worth a visit. It's beautiful and well maintained. I went on a cold winters Sunday's morning - it added to it's mystique all the more.

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“Worth the visit!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Went to Newgrange visitor centre on tue 29th Oct, for a tour of Newgrange, however was told that Knowth was also open so we decided to take a tour of both. What a good decision that was!! We arrived at 12pm, and placed on a tour to knowth at 12.45 followed by newgrange for 2.15. There seemed to be a steady flow of people so if going closer to the summer, best get there early. First stop knowth. You get an hour before the bus comes back to collect you which was just the right amount of time. The tour guide provided plenty of information, along with showing us around the place, talking about the history of the area and showing some of the stone art. The tour lasted about 45 mins, which gave us some time to walk about ourselves to take photos. Hightlight was seeing the rock art. We arrived back in good time for newgrange tour, and again the tour of newgrange was an hour. The guide was very knowledgeable and took us inside newgrange. The tour doesn't last as long at newgrange, which gave us plenty of time to walk about. The highlight was being shown what the Winter Solstice would look like when we were in the central chamber. Overall was a good experience for the art at knowth and getting into the central chamber at newgrange.

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“Amazing place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Don't miss Newgrange, it is older than the pyramids and would you believe that the roof has never leaked. It is set on top of a hill, with amazing views of the countryside. The stone passage is very narrow and if you can avoid taking your bag in, you can move more freely. The guide supplied great information and answered everyones questions. Great day out.

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“wow”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

Stunned to go back so far in history - fascinating we will never enter a place dated before this! Older than the Pyramids.

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