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Mary Gibbons Tours

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Address: | Newgrange, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 86 355 1355
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Newgrange, Boyne Valley, Tara

Excellent day trip, Mr. Gibbons' narrative on history and archeology was phenomenal and inspiring. He gave great recommendations of other Dublin sights and books to read... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Bill H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent day trip, Mr. Gibbons' narrative on history and archeology was phenomenal and inspiring. He gave great recommendations of other Dublin sights and books to read. Newgrange and Tara are not to be missed for the complete Irish cultural experience.

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El Cerrito, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband is a history buff, and really wanted to visit Newgrange, the Boyne river area and Tara Hill. He wanted a knowledgeable tour guide, but we also needed something that would work well with our two boys, 11 and 14, who know nothing of Irish history. Mary Gibbon's tour was perfect! She prides herself on being a "thinking person's"... More 

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Placerville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very informative tour. Mary gave us all kinds of history and insights on the bus ride to Newgrange and hills of Tara. Even though it was poring rain and gusty winds we had a great experience. Mary even had a plan b with the owner of a quaint little book store for us due to the rain.

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Took this tour with Mary, guided by her, to Newgrange and the Hill of Tara yesterday and found it an extremely insightful, interesting and downright entertaining. Mary had an extremely broad and extensive knowledge of the local history and made sure that she told it in such a way that we were all captivated the whole way through. Mary has... More 

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High Point, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took two boys on the tour of NewGrange and the Hill of Tara. It rained briefly, which was fine, as the scenery was so captivating, we hardly noticed! Our tour guide was a professor at the University and was a walking encyclopedia of Irish history. He was very nice and so friendly!

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had our trip guided by Mary's "baby brother" and it was really enjoyable. It started pouring down for a few minutes while we were at Newgrange, but we still had fun. He does need to work on his delivery of all the wonderful information a bit since it was a bit dry, but it was still very informative.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had such a terrible experience. The guide was extremely rude by denying my mum to seat at the front of the bus as she gets very sick when travelling. She used poor excuses and we cannot explain ourselves why. They need to be very careful because gesture like this can ruin the whole experience :( we are very sorry... More 

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MaryGibbons1951, Owner at Mary Gibbons Tours, responded to this review

Hello As these 3 reviews are from the same family, I will respond to you together and address the issues that have been raised. The front seat is always reserved for people with a disability, that is our policy which will not change. It is left free until the last pickup point to allow for this and on this occasion... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As soon as we get to the bus the guide began to tell the story of newgrange, At first it was good, but she keep with the same tone for half an hour or so I got bored really fast, as opposed to other tours where the guide keep our attention on every moment by telling jokes or so by... More 

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MaryGibbons1951, Owner at Mary Gibbons Tours, responded to this review

Hello As these 3 reviews are from the same family, I will respond to you together and address the issues that have been raised. The front seat is always reserved for people with a disability, that is our policy which will not change. It is left free until the last pickup point to allow for this and on this occasion... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The guide (thought Mary Gibbons) was very rud when my friend ask her to sit in the front because she could get sick. The guide told her that if she gets sick, she musnt'n take the tour and star to shout at her. Later, she star to explain the history of the places in a extremely boring way. Maybe she... More 

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MaryGibbons1951, Owner at Mary Gibbons Tours, responded to this review

Hello As these 3 reviews are from the same family, I will respond to you together and address the issues that have been raised. The front seat is always reserved for people with a disability, that is our policy which will not change. It is left free until the last pickup point to allow for this and on this occasion... More 

Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just finished Newgrange and Tara Hlls tour today with Mary Gibbons and it was AWESOME!!! Mary is so pleasant, well versed and knows everything there is to know about Ireland. I wasn't able to book ahead and once I contacted Mary she told me to come down and go as stand by. She got me on the bus and direct... More 

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