Newgrange

Newgrange, Donore: Address, Phone Number, Newgrange Reviews: 4.5/5

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Jennifer B
Dublin, Ireland3 contributions
Little customer service and care goes a long way
May 2021 • Couples
My partner and I travelled to Navan for the day. My colleague in work had told me he had visited new gange monument Sunday the 30th of May 2021 I travel down on the 4th of June 2021. I had asked my colleague did he need to book to visit he said no he went in and walked around stopped off at a coffee shop etc, through word of mouth (which is a common practice for establishments) we travelled down to do the same. When we walked in the entrance a woman came over and asked us had we a booking I said no and I explained my colleague had not made a booking and this is why we didn’t. she said things change and now you have to book that it’s a bank holiday with coronavirus I explained we are only down for the day and weren’t aware of this I assumed she would try to pretend to help or care. she basically told us hardluck goodbye. While I understand there are rules in place, covid procedures etc that clearly new grange make up as they go along and change at the drop of a pin forgetting there is such thing as word of mouth not everyone goes online. I think for true customer service this woman could have took my contact number and said she would call me if there were any cancellations that day to at least pretend she cared that our day was ruined. She then sent us off saying see you again which I found rude she knew we were disappointed she could have apologised that our plan was spoiled and then say we hope this doesn’t stop you coming back again.
Written June 8, 2021
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Sarah D
22 contributions
Fantastic monuments & excellent visitor centre
Jun 2021 • Couples
An early Fathers Day trip!
Yesterday we did a road trip to Meath. We had the 12pm Knowth & Newgrange tour booked,and arrived at the Brú na Bóinne - Newgrange and Knowth visitor centre at 11:54,just 6 minutes to spare!!A shuttle bus brought us to both Knowth & Newgrange, we only had 30 minutes per place which was way too short,we felt it was too rushed but nevertheless they were mesmerising to even stand close to. Id wanted to see Newgrange for years & it didnt disappoint. Very very impressive monuments and given that they are older than the Egyptian Pyramids,you'd imagine you would hear more about them! We both said the visitor centre was absolutely top class,a 5 star centre which has a fantastic replica of the chamber inside of Newgrange,which was great for us as you cannot currently enter Newgrange due to Covid. All of this was free, as all heritage sites are free until the end of the year!
Written June 4, 2021
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Jenny S
Dublin, Ireland1 contribution
Trip to Boyne Valley visiting Newgrange and Knowth.
Aug 2020
Had to book a place with the pandemic going on. They were only taking half the visitors to the site and there were no foreign tourists. It felt like I was just strolling around the site by myself. The museum was totally empty and had a great time without the crowds.
Written October 10, 2020
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Mags
21 contributions
Newgrange is a must see
Sep 2020 • Couples
Newgrange has been on my list for quite some time and it did not disappoint. We booked a tour online, arrived at Brú na Bóinne in ample time to enjoy wandering around the interpretive centre before being bussed to Knowth and Newgrange. Knowth was surprisingly very impressive, we loved climbing the stairs to the top of the tomb and taking in views of the Royal County - Hill of Slane, Skryne and Tara are a few to mention. The views of Newgrange are fantastic a long the way. Even with the current Covid restrictions in place, it was amazing to take a moment and pause at the entrance of the passage tomb to view inside. Guides along the way were brilliant, feeding you with the right amount of information to enjoy these attractions. By starting in the Visitor Centre, a visit to Newgrange and Knowth is a combined interconnected visiting experience.
Written September 20, 2020
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Pat M
County Cork, Ireland281 contributions
A great visit
Aug 2020
We did this tour today which was very different due to Covid
We are delighted to have made the trip today
Written August 30, 2020
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Louise C
Ireland’s Ancient East, Ireland6 contributions
Disappointed
Aug 2020
All very rushed - arrive at booking in time & allowed 40 mins in visitor centre, then onto a bus & allowed 30 mins at Newgrange with no tours & then back on the bus & allowed 30 mins at Knowth then back on the bus and delivered back at the visitor centre & that's the end! Very rushed would have liked more time to look around each site & also abit ridiculous that tours cannot go ahead yet they can allow 11 people into a mini bus for 3 separate trips? Wouldn't recommend going until tours are up and running again or at least allowed more free time to explore each site.
Written August 27, 2020
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igal27
Rehovot, Israel4,969 contributions
Fascinating neolithic monument, older than the pyramids...
Sep 2019
This reminded me of the Scottish neolithic sites and monuments on Orkney, a fascinating glimpse into prehistoric Ireland. The entry tickets were free (I don't know if this is standard practice or was something special at the time we were there...), and they drive you up to the actual site from the ticketing center. Similarly to other neolithic sites, they unfortunately don't allow taking pictures inside the actual monument (why in the world not??? I never managed to get a clear, reasonable answer to that question from anyone...). Definitely worth a visit.
Written August 17, 2020
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Robert Dub
Ireland538 contributions
Open again
Aug 2020 • Couples
Some restrictions in place but for the best.
World class visitors centre and informative and friendly staff. Superb experience. Book ahead online only. And wear a mask.
Written August 5, 2020
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Orla O Connor
Dublin, Ireland21 contributions
History of the past
Feb 2020 • Friends
Amazing place to visit. Full of details of the site. Over 5000 years old and shows the work that was put into building a amazing burial place
Written April 18, 2020
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Cary L
San Diego, CA624 contributions
STEP INSIDE HISTORY
Sep 2019
Newgrange is Ireland's equivalent of Stonehenge or the Egyptian pyramids, but it predates them. Considering it was built 5,000 years ago, it's an amazingly engineered stone structure, covered by an earth mound. Inside are burial chambers, elaborate carvings, and religious altars. Once a year, sunlight shines through the entrance, down the main passageway, to the rear of the main chamber. Walking through in the dark, you can feel the presence of the prehistoric people who built this place and worshipped there. Outside are more elaborate carvings and remains of other structures. Newgrange is an easy drive north from Dublin. Do not miss this side trip.
Written March 17, 2020
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