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Newgrange - Dublin - Reviews of Newgrange - TripAdvisor
If you're a tourist, it is not so easy to arrive there on your own. We found there was no public transport. There is a shuttle bus, and also a few tour buses. We opted for a tour tha...

Newgrange, Dublin - IgoUgo Reviews
Newgrange is a passage tomb in the Boyne valley, 20 miles north-west of Dublin. It was constructed 5000 years ago and pre-dates both the Pyramids and Stonehenge. For centuries, Newgrange was the heart of an advanced Bronze Age civilization inhabiting the valley of the Boyne. The tomb was constructed...

Newgrange, Bru na Boinne, County Meath
Newgrange, one of three passage tombs in Bru na Boinne, was built over 5,000 years ago. The tomb is exactly positioned so that at dawn on Winter Solstice, a shaft of light penetrates the passageway and illuminates the inner chamber. The passage to the center of the tomb is about 20 metres long, the ...

Places to Visit in Ireland - Brú na Boinne - Newgrange and Knowth (County Meath)
The tour of Knowth will take you into an ante-chamber created for visitor access and allowing a glimpse of the passages. You will not get to visit the central chambers. Instead you may climb onto the tomb. The tour of Newgrange does not allow this, but here you will be taken into the spectacular cen...

Stones of Ireland - Newgrange passage tomb
Newgrange was originally built about 3100 BC and today is in a much restored form. It consists of a vast stone and turf mound about 85m (280ft) in diameter and 13,5m (44ft) high, containing a passage leading to a burial chamber. Outside the base, 12 out of the original estimated 38 large boulders up...

Passage to the afterworld. (Newgrange passage-tomb in County Meath, Ireland) World of Hibernia - Find Articles
Newgrange is arguably one of the finest monuments of European pre-history. Dating to circa 3200 B.C., it is thought to have been built during the New Stone Age by a wealthy farming community that prospered on the rich lands of the Boyne Valley in County Meath. Historians classify it as a passage-tom...

Newgrange ancient tombs of Celtic Ireland
Newgrange or the whole area of Br첬 na B처inne must have had a major significance for the people who has first build the sites as the design and construction of the tombs were very complex, to say the least. The quartz & granite would have come from miles away from Newgrange as this type of ston...

Newgrange - Slane - Reviews of Newgrange - TripAdvisor
The outside is impressive enough, with its re-constructed stone facade, but it is the opportunity to go inside the mound that makes this one of the can't miss sights of Ireland. Imagine a dry ...

Newgrange,Tombs in Meath. Find all Meath Travel and Tourist information in Ireland
The magnificent entrance slab is a decorated stone covering a small box over the passage which allowed the sun's rays to penetrate to the centre of the burial chamber as they appear above the horizon on the morning of 21 December, and one or two days on either side of it. It is 'one of the most famo...

Newgrange, County Meath
Several places of interest are grouped on this site, led by the Newgrange passage tomb, built 5,000 years ago and regarded as the world's first solar observatory. At the winter solstice on 21 December, the rays of the sun shine directly down the passageway; during tours, the effect is recreated by e...

County Meath Things To Do - Travel Guides - VirtualTourist.com
Newgrange is the best known Irish passage tomb and is surrounded by a kerb of 97 stones, the most impressive of which is the highly decorated Entrance Stone. The mound covers a single tomb consisting of a long passage and a cross shaped chamber. First excivated in 1962, the sight has continued to yi...

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