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  • MonkeyMania
    Trenton, Michigan89 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Newgrange is a step back in history
    Newgrange has a very special place in Irish lore & heritage. Newgrange is fascinating as you can go inside the passage tomb & have somewhat of a spiritual experience. I highly recommend visiting both Newgrange & Knowth passage tombs for the best neolithic experience! While you cannot enter the structures at Knowth, they are definitely worth a visit. Knowth is humbling & awe inspiring in its layout & dimensions. The Bru na Boinne visitors center provides a great intro, overview, & connection with nature. You must book tickets/reservations within one month of visiting & they sell out quickly. Definitely worthwhile!
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 May 2023
  • Intrepid411
    Connecticut192 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    How did I not know this existed?
    Especially memorable experience. When I was planning our trip to Ireland I read about this site and was surprised I had never heard of it before. A huge edifice, older than Stonehenge or the pyramids built aligned to the winter solstice. We were able to get tickets to the inside (30 days in advance) and so glad we did! Our first stop in Ireland did not disappoint the closet historian in me.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 June 2023
  • Jacki Mac
    Litchfield Park, Arizona62 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing wonder not to be missed!
    Nice visitors center. Well organized shuttle tour to the main site at Newgrange. We purchased tickets for Newgrange Tour + Exhibition and that gave us access to the Visitors Center and the shuttled tour to the site at Newgrange. A local friend recommended this and it was exactly what we needed. Be advised this tour is mandatory to be booked online and can sell out so plan way ahead. It is also not wheelchair accessible (other than the Visitors Center) and requires a bit of walking. Make sure you use the toilets before walking to the shuttle site!
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 June 2023
  • Susa V
    Pori, Finland57 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unique sight
    We were driving from the north to Dublin and wanted to visit this place halfway. We hadn't booked the tickets in advance, so we didn't get the tickets to the tomb. That's why I don't give full five stars but it's all on me. I have visited there a long time ago and back then we didn't have to book tickets, just showed up to the place and it was ok. I remember this place was truly astonishing and worth visiting. That's why I wanted to go there again. This time we visited only Bru na Boinne visitors center. It is a very interesting place too (and free of charge). The museum and the cafeteria are great. You can see Newgrange tomb from the visitors center with binoculars. If you don't get to enter to the tomb, the visitors center will compensate the disappointment.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 2 July 2023
  • Maureen S
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don’t miss this!
    Our favorite part of our experience of Newgrange was the tour leader, Mary! She is an Irish national treasure. Her knowledge of history and grasp of Irish legends as well as the actual archeology is amazing…. Her endearing ways and ability to weave a story make this an awesome and unforgettable adventure. Don’t miss this!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 July 2023
  • Bozeman-Dublin
    Trim, Ireland10,875 contributions
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    Fantastic Place, Best OPW site in Ireland
    Newgrange is special, it's unique, it's fascinating, it's magnificent. I've been so often over the years but it never gets any less mesmerising. Every time i have visitors I use them as an excuse to go back. As always, this time was just as brilliant an experience. We did the combined tour of Newgrange and Knowth and loved every minute. The guides were superb and the sites themselves are just peerless. As it was my first time to cone back since well before covid, I love what they have done in redeveloping what was an already excellent visitors centre. The staff were as knowledgeable and friendly as you ever will see, shout out to Siobhan in particular. An absolute must see if in Ireland nevermind the Easern region, as good a day out as you'll get.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 5 August 2023
  • Mordack W
    Roscommon, Ireland161 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing
    Visited here with the kiddies as part of our roadtrip. The tour guide Claire was top notch, very informative. Once the rain cleared we had the best time exploring the passage tombs and visitor centre. We must also make special mention about our bus driver, Brian. Thank you for adding to the magical experience for the children.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 August 2023
  • MichC
    London, United Kingdom19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don’t miss it!
    Start to finish a high quality, well designed , fabulous experience! Fascinating exhibition on entry explaining everything you need to know aboutNewgrange and Knowth. Bus takes you out in small groups so you can soak up the atmosphere without crowds. Would have liked more time at the mini museum/exhibition at Knowth - again really well done. Staff are wonderful, so welcoming, polite and friendly. A must see when in Ireland!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 September 2023
  • Travel 360
    91 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Taxi from train to visitor center
    From train station take a cab. Drogheda is too hilly with lots of traffic to walk to bus station and the bus to visitor’s center is only every 3 hours! Eat at the lovely cafeteria at the VC. Walk 300 meters to the shuttle bus well before your appointed time; the busses don’t dink around! Driver drops you at Knowth for part 1 and the tour guide will be waiting for you. Colette lead a great tour! Then you have a potty stop and watch an 8 minute movie. Another driver takes you to New Grange and delivers you to another guide. Andy didn’t say much and rushed us. (Last tour of the day) We actually learned much more from the other staffer with the big mustache about the reconstruction of the outer walls, etc. After NG we hopped on the bus and headed back, 300 meter walk to VC. The front desk fellow called a cab for us. FYI last tour meant the gates were closed so we had to walk out to highway so the taxi could pick us up. It’s all very well organized, good exhibits in VC, and the cafeteria had lots of options.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 October 2023
  • ianbeavis
    Los Angeles, California1,150 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A truly remarkable experience
    Knowth and Newgrange are remarkable structures that predate the Egyptian pyramids. The guides are superb and the details are amazing. The walk into Newgrange was truly moving. Make sure you spend time in the museum prior to visiting both passage tombs.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 October 2023
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Nick
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
This could easily have been a self-guided visit but the team have poured an incredible amount of love and hard work into this attraction. A joint ticket gets you two guided tours with knowledgeable guides including going inside Newgrange itself, an in-depth and fascinating exhibition, video guides, and shuttle buses between, all arranged perfectly and running to time. They ask for no photos to be taken of the inside of Newgrange out of respect, but it is a truly unique experience. Mary absolutely blew our minds with her knowledge of the theories surrounding Knowth. The gift shop is excellent and features local arts and crafts about the site rather than generic gifts.
Written 5 May 2024
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DJ S
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
My grandson and wife scheduled this tour at my request and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Mary is a fount of information and also quite personable. Highly recommend her tour.
Written 27 April 2024
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Aileen o
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Heard of this place since childhood. This did not disappoint in reality. Very good guide who had lots of information but not in a rushed way. Well done
Written 19 April 2024
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Allison B
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Well worth a visit, Took the kids so thought it might be a drag but they loved it. No complaints. Lovely walk across river to bus and only a few people as limited numbers so no crowds. Book in advance obviously- well in advance. Tour was well timed and site was amazing, tour guide v informed. could have stayed for more.
Written 30 March 2024
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PeterWR28
Guildford, UK179 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
I was visiting my cousins in Ireland and was taken to Newgrange for a day out. I had no idea what to expect and couldn’t believe how incredible this place is. It a genuinely mind blowing experience and everything about it was superb. We were very lucky to visit on a sunny day and were guided around by a delightful lady called Sinead. She had worked there for over 20 years and was deeply passionate about this amazing place. She was also extremely knowledgeable and brought the whole experience to life. I would 100% recommend Newgrange and would love to visit again as there is so much to absorb.
Written 8 March 2024
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jhb944
Hartford, CT229 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Part 1. Newgrange was great but … our guide was not very good. Led us to the visitor center off the bus - didn’t explain anything about how this trip was going to work. Usually a great guide explains what you’re going to see, how to explore the visitor center, times to go about the exhibition & so on. Not so here, he just dropped us.
The guide at Newgrange he turned us over to was great.
Part 2. Boyce Battle field & visitor center. Was a bust. Got to look at rolling hills, ummm no guide to explain what we were supposed to be looking at & BTW THE VISITOR center is CLOSED.
Part 3. Visit a monetary…nope it was a tall crumbling tower in a small cemetery. Waste of time on these last two spots.
Written 13 January 2024
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andhow23
Norman, OK142 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
Ireland has a lot of ancient history and Newgrange is an excellent place to learn a bit. It is believed to be older than the pryamids and used as sacred/burial site. It was constructed by Neolithic people, and can capture the sunlight on the solstice day into a far inner chamber.

There is a nice visitor center (with cafe and gift shop) and you take a shuttle (takes less than five minutes) out to the actual rural site.

The guide provides a lot of information about the history and purpose of the site. They also shine light through the outside opening so that the inner chamber illuminates as it would on the solstice.
A must visit if you are in County Meath.
Written 4 December 2023
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dazman_family
Melbourne, Australia463 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
This is my third visit to Newgrange and every time I have been (the first visit was 24 years ago) it has been a wondrous experience.
The guide was excellent, tour time was wonderful and it is something you must add to the ‘must-do’ list for a trip to Ireland.
Written 27 November 2023
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Garrett P
Aylesbury, UK233 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
An absolutely unique experience and definitely arrange beforehand so that you can enter the historic building
Written 15 November 2023
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Kevin C
12 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
The (reconstructed) site was very impressive, as were the other sites included in the visit, including the visitors’ center. This is definitely a unique site and experience worth a visit.
The guides split our group into two to go into the main tumulus. I think this is standard (all visits are allowed only in groups transported by the site’s own buses). Make sure that you are with the people you want to enter with. Our group included a couple with a pre verbal toddler who all went together. The highlight of the whole tour is turning out the lights inside and simulating the entry of the sun on the solstice. It got pitch black inside and the child, who no idea what was going on, predictably got scared and started screaming at the top of his lungs right at the climactic moment. This was…deflating. I wish the parents had been willing to go separately, one to each half-group, with the waiting parent keeping their child outside in the light of day.
Written 10 November 2023
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