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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
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Stalleen Road, Donore, Ireland
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+353 41 988 0300
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Reviewed yesterday

We saw a little blurb that Newgrange would be interesting. Used our GPS which was a mistake as that took us straight to the site and then had to back track 15 minutes to the Visitor Center to get tickets and take a bus as...More

Thank BostonJandP
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent historic and beautiful place. Well managed. Access via the Visitor Centre and shuttle buses. Ancient place, partly recreated, but still giving a glimpse into the late Stone Age.

Thank Ffoodie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful visit. Guide was informative and patient. It was very cold on top of the mountain. The wind was blowing and there was no where to get out of wind. Dress warmly.

Thank Sue G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the Newgrange visitors centre and the monument with my Mam and 2 children. Fantastic experience, highly recommended.

Thank Sonya C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had never thought about Ireland as a place to find historic sites older than the pyramids. I should have known but was amazed by the history of Bru na Boinne. It is not really a burial mound but is a place where cremated bodies...More

Thank achristy2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I really need out on this topic. Maybe because we don't have anything in the states like this. We arrived about 12:45 pm. We were able to tour both Knowth and New Grange sites. The guide at New Grange was especially knowledgable. We learned quite...More

Thank susanem2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Last time I visited I didn’t risk the main dishes (celiac), this time I asked and was amazed how many of the main dishes were gluten free. I took the baked eggplant and watched with trepidation as they prepared my food. I worried for naught....More

Thank Jones515
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very informative. Loved the film that they show about the tombs and people who built them and lived around there. Definitely plan on spending an hour touring the visitor center.

Thank Urmila
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

3 of us who live an hour's drive away went with a family member visiting from London. We'd been before, he hadn't. We all enjoyed it, I learn something new every time I go. There were some more discoveries recently so many of the staff...More

Thank Ricardo_215
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Older than the pyramids, is a must see site. The construction of this edifice is astounding, with all materials being bought in for the construction. The other piece of astounding awareness is how did these Neolithic people know how to align the construction to the...More

Thank MarkP08
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William L
30 March 2018|
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Response from PJ C | 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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Tom G
31 August 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.
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sallysh2000
28 August 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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