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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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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
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
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
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
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
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