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Mary Gibbons Tours

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Address: | Newgrange, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 86 355 1355
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This is a fabulous tour. We departed our Dublin Hotel promptly on time in comfortable bus. En route, Mary Gibbons gave a splendid historical narrative of early Irish history and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a fabulous tour. We departed our Dublin Hotel promptly on time in comfortable bus. En route, Mary Gibbons gave a splendid historical narrative of early Irish history and pre-history. The New Grange welcoming center provided additional information about the many intricate burial sites at New Grange and the nearby Boyne River area. The site itself was magnificent--the oldest... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Took a day tour of Newgrange, Hill of Tara, and Slane . Tour guide was archaeologist who really provided expertise in a very humorous and lighthearted manner, recognizing that no one really has hard facts about the prehistoric sights. A good investment. Imo, very hard to duplicate on your own unless you know the Boyne Valley already. Fee was 35€... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I signed up for the Mary Gibbons tour to Newgrange and the Hill of Tara, which are about an hour north of Dublin. Both of these sites are Neolithic. Newgrange dates to 3200BC, so there is no written history to explain what was going on here. There were cremated remains inside, and some of the stones used to build the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great tour if you love historical sites. Newgrange is older than Stonehenge! A lot of history lies here. Our guide, Martin, was very knowledgeable. He even brought along some old relics to pass around on the ride back to Dublin.

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Easley, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked this tour on one of our last days in Ireland and really enjoyed it. My husband, and I (to a lesser extent), were very interested in learning more about Ireland's prehistoric history, so Newgrange and the Hill of Tara were high on our list. Seeing these sites themselves were worth the tour alone, but our guide for the day... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After considering some other alternatives, we booked space on one of Mary Gibbons tours to Newgrange -- and were very glad we did! Our tour guide Michael is an archaeologist, so he was able to provide a wealth of information about the site and the customs of the people. We had plenty of time to explore Newgrange and get a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A friend and I did the Newgrange and Tara tour with Mary. What Mary doesn't know about Ireland's history isn't worth knowing. Mary gave us a summary of 8000 years of Irish history that was entertaining and interesting. She has a passion and enthusiasm for Ireland and history that is contagious. Newgrange is a wonderful place and a must see... More 

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Mendon, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We just returned from Mary's tour of Newgrange and Tara and highly recommend it. We loved visiting these unique sights and learning about their historical and archaeological significance from Mary's expert, sometimes amusing and never dry commentary. Not sure how she could weave so many historical facts into interesting anecdotes, but she did! Michael, the Tara bookshop owner's presentation was... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect tour to take early on in your visit to Ireland! Mary is a walking history book. She gave us a history of the world as it relates to Ireland. Her commentary and history lessons were a much h appreciate addition to our visit to New Grange, the river valley and Tara. Now I have a solid backdrop for my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Disclaimer: I did not have the pleasure of taking Mary's tour. This review is not about the tour per se, but rather about why you should perhaps choose to book with this company rather than another, especially if you're traveling solo or in a very small group. I booked my Newgrange tour with another company. To my shock and dismay,... More 

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