Newgrange Travel Guide

  • Things to Do
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  • Things to Do
    by WBeall
  • Things to Do
    by WBeall

Newgrange Things to Do

  • Newgrange

    Newgrange was really interesting and everything in the museum was very clean and updates. As you enter the building you will sign up for a tour time, then you can walk around the museum and learn all about newgrange. When it is time for your tour you have to walk to the buses which is about a 5 min walk. The tour is interesting but we had a tour...

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  • Knowth

    Newgrange is the obvious passage tomb to visit in the Brú Na Bóinne complex, especially for the experience of entering the chamber. After that, Knowth might be considered as rather less interesting. However, Knowth has different features from Newgrange. It consists of a series of mounds, the largest of which it is possible to climb for a view of...

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  • Newgrange and Knowth

    On the advice of our B&B owner we went to Newgrange first. It was nice and quiet when we arrived, but very crowded when we left. We took tours of Newgrange and Knowth (both prehistoric burial sites). Newgrange is impressive - built around 3500BC, the mound is oriented in a way that allows the sun to shine down the passage only around the winter...

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  • Bru na Boinne visitor centre

    Visiting Newgrange (as well as Knowth or Dowth) is allowed only through Bru na Boinne visitor centre. There is little museum in visitor centre with guides available in English and also French. You can buy also books about Ireland and particulary Newgrange there.

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  • Newgrange

    Newgrange is Neolithic passage tomb built 5000 years ago. In fact, it is older the Egyptian pyramids. The white facade you can see on photos is reconstructed, but everything else is intact. Through very narrow passage you can get in the middle of the mound. No photo is allowed there so you must wait until you visit this place to know how it feels...

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  • Newgrange

    Once you step into the tomb you are transported back in time thousands of years (five to be precise). The sheer size of some of the stones and the decorative art covering them will leave you in awe. The main chamber in the rear of the tomb can get a little cramped, and claustrophobic (along with the rest of the tomb), so when the lights go out in...

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Newgrange Transportation

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    by js77 Written May 19, 2007

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    Buses from Drogheda bus station to Newgrange are departing almost every hour. It takes 10 minutes to get to Newgrange. For timetable you can check http://www.buseireann.ie/site/home/ page, but it looks these departure times are different from the ones I saw in Drogheda bus station. The nearest village Donore is few km from Bru na Boinne visitor centre, but the bus stops right near the visitor centre, so you do not have to walk far. Visiting Newgrange (as well as Knowth or Dowth) is allowed only through Bru na Boinne visitor centre from where there are museum buses which will take you directly to the sites.

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Newgrange Local Customs

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    Newgrange museum

    by Hestia Written Nov 21, 2005

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    ***Arrivals Hall, Dublin Airport
    ***Ferry Terminal, Dun Laoghaire Harbour
    ***Baggot Street Bridge, Baggot Street, Dublin 2
    ***14 Upper O'Connell Street, Dublin 1

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Newgrange Warnings and Dangers

  • Blocked Light at Knowth

    Knowth, was about the same age as Newgrange, but the mound isn't as big (in fact there are lots of mounds) and you can't go in. In addition, someone has built a house that blocks the sun near the winter solstice so even if you could go in, the impressive light display doesn't work. So if you get a chance go to Newgrange first, and if you have to...

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  • Tip on Getting in

    I knew you would have to pay to go to the actual momument. BUT there is a limit to how many people can to in or even to the outside of it--you have to take a bus from the visitor center that only leaves at certain times. It is an automatic hour and a half guided tour.We got there at 2:30 pm and the next guided tour (the only way to see it) didn't...

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  • New Grange - signposting and entrance.

    When you are driving around to find New Grange, you have to follow a strange sign to get there. You will see a sign pointing you towards the New Grange Farm and beneath it is saying: "No access to the monument".Just follow that sign if you want to go to New Grange, because the monument is laying 100 metres before the farm. You will not see any...

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