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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

History will be always impressive for me and all the knowledge Marry can give you in few hours will open your appetite for more history. Very well prepared and very good logistics, not just the sites but the people than work at them where just...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jesus A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Mary was amazing! It was a great trip and a very special experience for me. I’m not a history fan but Mary’s tour was the perfect amount of information.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Msgracel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you only deserve the best, do not hesitate and pick straight Mary's tour to Newgrange and the Hill of Tara. The enthusiastic explanations of your host, an institution herself, will provide you with immense and valuable information, a wonderful summary of the historical highlights...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank CloudYeah
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 January 18, 2019

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 January 15, 2019

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 January 14, 2019 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 January 7, 2019 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 January 2, 2019

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
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Gail M
October 18, 2018|
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Response from Douglas C | Reviewed this property |
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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June 14, 2018|
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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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Kahbah
Portland, OR
Newgrange - Yet Again! (21 Replies)
Hi, guys - Ok, so I thought I had this figured out, but now I'm not so sure. We are spending two days in Dublin sightseeing in Dublin. On the third day, we are picking up the car and heading north to Newgrange, Trim Castle and Hill of Tara. I thought that we could show up right as the Bru Na Boinne Visitor's Centre opens and try to catch a tour that day since you can't reserve ahead. I know you need to be part of a tour to see the tombs, and that's what we want to see. But now I was...More
March 20, 2007|
Response fromCavan007|
Kris, Don't be confused by this term 'tour'. What it really means is that when you turn up at the Newgrange visitors centre you will be given a time to assemble at the bus-stop included in the price. Because it is an archealogical site the actual passage graves are quite some distance from the visitor centre and you will probably have enough time to grab a coffee and look around the interpretive exhibition beforehand so its well worth spending a few hours here, but advise take an umbrella and...More
SunnyD2
Surrey, Canada
Mary Gibbons Tours (7 Replies)
I'm wondering if anyone has ever done or knows anything about Mary Gibbons tours. I know they go to Newgrange and the Hill of Tara but I have no clue if they're any good or not.?
January 27, 2006|
Response fromClauds|
Never heard of Mary Gibbons and she doesn't seem to have her own web site (unless I missed it), she just seems to be linked to Irish tourism sites. I hope someone else here has knowledge of her.
kajo50
Saint Cloud, Florida
Preliminary Ireland Itinerary (10 Replies)
Day 1. Orlando-Shannon 2. Arrive Shannon. Pick up rental car and drive to Killarney Brunch/Lunch on the way??? suggestions? 3. Ring of Kerry, Killarney NP?- stay Killarney 4 Ring of Beara -stay Killarney 5. Dingle -stay Killarney 6. Drive to Doolin area via Loop Head, and Cliffs of Moher? Doable? Stay Doolin area. Suggestions as to where? 7. The Burren -Stay Doolin area 8. Return rental to Shannon- Bus to Galway, explore Galway a bit. Stay Galway 9. Connemara via tour bus-...More
September 15, 2011|
Response fromkajo50|
Thanks for those suggestions Domhnall! I look forward to suggestions from you and others. Karen