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Bru na Boinne

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Space is limited each day to 650 people, but it is well-worth the visit. The site is 5,000 years old, which makes it older than the pyramids. Historians was once believed Newgrange was a passage tomb, but now is believed to be an ancient temple.
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Stalleen Road, Donore, Ireland
+353 41 988 0300
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All reviews winter solstice visitor center shuttle bus passage tomb tour guide arrive early visit newgrange newgrange site awe inspiring buy tickets stone age world heritage site amazing site ancient history burial mounds mary gibbons well worth the visit
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Lovely visitor centre for Newgrange. Got straight on the bus to Newgrange, and you get picked up again after an hour. The tour takes almost that long and our tour guide had a wonderful dry sense of humour and delivery. I hadn’t visited Newgrange since...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed December 12, 2018 via mobile

This place is actually the visitor centre fir visitos to the 5000 year old newgrange passage tomb - a UNESCO heritage site. There is free parking on site. At the visitor centre, you can buy tickets just for the exhibition at the centre or for...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jangtravels
Reviewed November 29, 2018

We were lucky that, upon eventually finding the visitors centre, we walked in and got the first tour of the day. Being a cold day the group we were in was very small so we had the opportunity to spend a lot of time inside...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank BellBoy53
Reviewed November 24, 2018

The history is amazing, the structures boggling, the guide very well informed and professional, the restoration tasteful, the whole experience 5 star. This is World Heritage listed and truly deserves it.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank SouthPerthAustralia
Reviewed November 23, 2018

Our trip to Bru Na Boinne was the first stop after a red eye flight from Boston...so we were VERY tired. We arrived by rental car about 30 minutes before they opened. I had prepurchased tickets to New Grange only. There were about 30 people...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Duanne S
Reviewed November 23, 2018

Fantastic history, really worth checking out and spending some time there. The tour guide was very informative and friendly

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 20, 2018 via mobile

Despite torrential rain and driving winds, our tour guide enthusiastically explained the lifestyles of the nomadic Celtics tribes who buried their dead in these mounds. Parking is plentiful and the cafeteria is excellent.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 14, 2018 via mobile

Need to book ahead usually 7.50 in Free parking Well worth seeing Cafe is ok too A couple of hours is plenty

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

This is a great WHS. my visit Arrived late in the afternoon in early November hoping there were spaces. There was but I didn’t realise the last pm group (3.15pm) can only go to the Newgrange site. This was a shame but still awesome as...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

Newgrange and Knowth are part of the Brú na Bóinne heritage centre, it is €7 for each site or cheaper if you buy both at the same time. Bru na Bóinne is about a 40 minute drive out of Dublin, you are advised to buy...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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March 29, 2018|
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Response from PJC627 | Reviewed this property |
P.S Yes, you can add to your tix at the center if you find you're not covered for everything you wanted.
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August 31, 2017|
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Response from Elaine H | Reviewed this property |
Drive to the visitors center. From there all visitors board trams that take visitors to the two sites. This is included in the entry fee. The trams run often, so there's little waiting.
August 27, 2017|
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Response from fe22016 | Reviewed this property |
They start early , about 10am maybe earlier but check out the website to be sure.
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Bru Na Boinne (4 Replies)
Just curious if both of these things are accurate. Google maps suggests it would take 3 hours to get from Galway to Bru Na Boinne. True? Bru Na Boinne's own website says it would take about 3 hours to visit the sites(plus 45 for the visitor centre) Does that also sound true? I'm considering making that trek on my way back to Dublin. I know it will be a bit of a slog but I have some full days in Dublin planned so just considering all options. Cheers
February 11, 2017|
Response fromBryno|
AA Routes, quotes 2.5 hours to drive the 130 miles from Galway City to Brú na Bóinne. I would always add a little to those estimates to allow for lots of things!!! (Traffic, Roadworks, photo stops etc) So it looks like Google Maps is pretty accurate there. When I visited Brú na Bóinne I was there for a very enjoyable three hours. The reason for this was that I chose to visit both Knowth and Newgrange. (worth doing both to compare). Some of the time was waiting for the tours to start (but I...More
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Ireland itinerary (7 Replies)
I am in the process of planning a trip to Ireland the first couple weeks of July and wanted feedback on the itinerary I am considering. Is it doable or too rushed, or should we stay longer or shorter in any of the places? We have never been to Ireland and I want to expose my 9 and 13 year old sons to a variety of sites and experiences . Here is what I am thinking: Day 1 -arrive in Dublin in the morning and leisure sightseeing in the afternoon. Go to bed early! Day 2 - Dublin sightseeing ...More
December 28, 2013|
Response fromlonghorn74|
Driving from Dublin to Bru na Boinne and then on to Portrush is entirely do-able in one day. The drive from Dublin to Bru na Boinne is less than 1 hour and the drive from there to Portrush is only about 2.5 hours. Not only is this do-able, but it is something I would highly recommend doing. Just be sure to get to Bru na Boinne early in the morning for tickets as they are distributed on a first come/first serve basis. If you get there early, your wait for the tour of the tomb should not be too...More
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Bru Na Boinne/ New Grange (3 Replies)
Our plan was to go to New Grange this weekend (sat) after arriving in Dublin airport. After picking up car etc we hope to be there by about 11:00 at latest. Knowing that these things are hard to predict - does anyone think that it will be a particularly busy day? I am not sure if the fact that it is a holiday weekend suggests it will be more or less crowded. Do you think we are likely (no guarantees I know) to get in? Thanks!!
March 14, 2017|
Response fromTanya M|
It's early in the season so I'd say you will be fine