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Review of Bru na Boinne

Bru na Boinne
Ranked #1 of 7 things to do in Donore
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed July 23, 2013

This was SOOO cool! Definitely go to this prehistoric site! So interesting and educational! Loved it!

Thank Karen B
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"winter solstice"
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"passage tomb"
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"tour guide"
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"arrive early"
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"visit newgrange"
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"newgrange site"
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"awe inspiring"
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"world heritage site"
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"buy tickets"
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"amazing site"
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

Unbelievably, I had never heard of Newgrange prior to researching Ireland before our trip. This should be taught in school! It's older that the Pyramids or Stonehenge, and absolutely fascinating! My family visited Newgrange and Knowth and loved them both. (Both are accessed ONLY from a common Visitor's Center.)The only down side is that you are assigned specific times to get on a bus from the visitor's center, taken out to the site, picked up from there, taken back to the center, then if you want to visit the other site, you get on a bus at your assigned time, taken there, and brought back on the bus. If you wanted to take longer than an hour at either site (Newgrange or Knowth) you should only buy your ticket for that one site. Then you could go out there, and NOT return with your group, but on a later bus. This could be risky though, because they only allow a certain number to each site each day. So if you do this, go on a weekday, and get there EARLY. We were there when the Center opened. Also, they have an excellent gift shop and cafe, and the museum is VERY good!

Thank Karen B
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

When people go to England they usually want to see Stonehenge. This is older and a lot of people have no idea it exists.

The tour guides are very informative and love to to tell the stories about the times past. I found it all done VERY well. (I went there in the 80's with school and was nothing like now).

The buses that bring you to the sites from the visitor center are plentiful. Nice exhibit in the visitor center also!

Don't visit Ireland and get hung up about Whiskey and beer... Go see this!

Thank Mick M
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Reviewed July 22, 2013 via mobile

We saved this for the last stop of our visit to Ireland, and it was a fantastic end to the trip. At the Newgrange monument, you get to stand in a chamber built 5,200 yeas ago to capture a shaft of sunlight for 17 minutes on the winter solstice. How cool is that. More than five thousand years old!

Thank quiinc
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

We had limited time so we chose to visit only Newgrange because you can go inside. We were not disappointed. The only had part was not being able to take pictures inside though I understand why. It was wonderful.
When we returned to the visitor center I wandered through the theater and found a re-creation of the tomb along with the ceiling that I found so intriguing. Got a picture - then bought the postcard of the real one.
It was very windy on the hill so have a jacket handy.

Thank jmlow
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