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Bru na Boinne, Donore

Categories: Ruins, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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Older than the Egyptian pyramids, Bru na Boinne serves as the largest Neolithic archeological complex in Europe, designated as a World Heritage Site. Situated around a wide bend of the Boyne River, this 5,000-year-old site includes mounds, chamber tombs, standing stones, and henges, encompassing about 800 hectares (2,000 acres). The site's star attractions are three passage graves built with an impressive knowledge of science and astronomy and containing significant collections of megalithic art. You can access these tombs by guided tour only, available at the visitor center in the nearby town of Donore. The complex receives only 650 people each day, so arrive at the center as early as possible to ensure your place on the tour. Put Bru na Boinne and other Donore attractions into our Donore trip itinerary planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Entering the tomb of Newgrange is taking a trip in time. I Marvel the dome construction and recreation of the light coming in the winter solstice. The entire facility is very well maintained and in the visitor center exhibitions give much information about how it lived in the Neolithic age in the region.
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  • The visit to Bru na Boinne was wonderful. It was excellent value at 4 euro per person. When we visited. The visitor centre is informative and has great facilities including a good cafe. A bus takes yo...  read more »
  • Tucked away north of Dublin, these attractions date back to the beginning of time. They are older than the pyramids in Egypt and as awesome. Mystical settings surrounded by the Irish countryside.Visit...  read more »
  • Neolithic world heritage site. We spent all day here. Newgrange is amazing the chamber inside is unbelievable. Lots of hushed wows from our group. Our guide Mal was fabulous very informative and a really friendly guy.
  • This where trips to Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth start. As one of the most famous anciently historic places in Ireland, you must go and you must see both. It takes about 3 hours to do everything and it's amazing.
  • Amazing place to visit and learn from. The tours are well done and worth the wait. The cafe is pricey, but the soup is delicious.
  • One of the most massively important historical and spiritual sites of Total Mystery that exists in Ireland, Europe or the World. If you live ANYWHERE in Ireland, then Irrespective of your religious beliefs - or non-beliefs - You Must visit the Newgrange/Brú Na Bóinne Sites in Co.Meath. I can't really describe the feelings engendered by being here, whether the weather is lovely or lousy (and I've been in good & bad myself !) It's just a "must see" place, like the Pyramids in Egypt or Stonehenge in England or the Standing Stone circles in the Scottish Islands ! There are a lot of beautiful places in Ireland, from scenery to castles and monasteries to architecture - old and new. But you would not go to Paris and Not see the Eiffel Tower ! Or Rome and miss out on The Vatican or Coliseum ! So, take a day and just Go ! You won't be sorry - especially if you love a good mystery and/or you have older children. The mad discussions or strange Silence on the journey home will make it well worthwhile !! Slán
  • Arrived about noon on April 4th. Short walk to visitors center from parking lot. Nobody in line. Purchased tours for both sites Knowth and Newgrounds. Price includes shuttle to site, 30min guided tour, & 30min self guided for each tour. You can stay longer if you don't have another tour. You may have to walk back to visitors center. Both interesting sites. I enjoyed Knowth more since you can go to the top of the monument. The views are incredible. Check the weather since it's all outdoors. Visitors center has a small exhibit and art. On the lower level a cafe, a gift shop, and clean bathrooms.
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