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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Mary did a great job. Told us lots of interesting things about Newgrange and Irish history. She also had the time to do some personal chats. Really loved that kind of tour. Many Thanks!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Paddy M
Reviewed 2 days ago

I took Mary Gibbons' bus tour to the Hill of Tara and the tomb at Newgrange. My tour was led by Mary herself, who told us all about what we were seeing and its history. She was extremely knowledgable and funny, and made the tour...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sarah H
Reviewed 5 days ago

Mary Gibbons is probably the best tour guide you will ever have the pleasure of having! She weaves personal histories of famous folk in the overall historical narrative of Ireland in an entertaining and informative way. Her knowledge and memory is the second most impressive...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Elizabeth G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Mary was a fantastic tour guide, keeping us both on time and well-informed about the millennia of history in front of us. The tour leaves from the heart of Dublin and is as easy as it gets. If you are into history and archaeology mixed...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank dlao18
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tour was well-organised, fun and enjoyable. There was plenty of time to see for yourself the two sites free of the group, and also to pose questions. Mary, our tour guide, was extremely informative, knowledgeable and willing to have a chat. We would highly...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Nicholas M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mary was an excellent guide who possesses an encyclopaedic knowledge of Irish and British history. The trip to Newgrange was great, shining a light (see what I did there?) on the rituals and practices of Neolithic society in Ireland. Unfortunately Lady Luck didn’t smile on...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ourandy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had planned to go to Newgrange ourselves but on NYE the website was not permitting any more bookings. The tourist office opposite Trinity College advised Mary's tour was our only chance to see Newgrange that day. Having seen it ourselves in the mid 90s...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank alexah66
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic trip with Mary to Bro na Boinne and the Tara tour. (Saturday 30th December 2018) Mary was hugely interesting and humorous with a wealth of knowledge that one would never read in a book or on a board in a museum. Lovely day, well-worth...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mariaw373
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Mary Gibbons Newgrange and Hill of Tara Tour was wonderful. Mary Gibbons herself, with background in history and archeology, narrated while enroute, and at the site of Hill of Tara. At the Newgrange, this Mary Gibbons Tour, is one of the few tours, that allows...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ZenyaNH
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic historical tour. If looking for a fluffy tour, dont take this one. She loves her country and its history and it shows. Emphasis on long histories of people and places. The information she imparts is amazing. Listen closely and you will learn. The stories...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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This was a full size bus. There were probably 40-50 People on the tour we were on. This was one of the few tours I have been on that the number large number of people on the did not detract from the tour. It was that good.
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Response from GGHHartsdale_NY | Reviewed this property |
On the drive to the Hill of Tara, Mary gave quite a bit of information about Irish history and archaeology. Upon arrival at Tara, we were given an orientation and then time to explore on our own (about an hour). From there... More
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