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Visit the Boyne Valley Visitor Centre to learn about the burial tombs of Newgrange and Knowth, both of which are over 5,000 years old and visit one of the tombs. Newgrange was constructed over 5,000 years ago (about 3,200 B.C.), making it older than Stonehenge in England and the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt. Newgrange was built during the Neolithic Age by a farming community that prospered on the rich lands of the Boyne Valley. Knowth and Dowth are similar mounds that together with Newgrange have been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Archaeologists classified Newgrange as a passage tomb, however, Newgrange is now recognised to be much more than a passage tomb. Ancient Temple is a more fitting classification, a place of astrological, spiritual, religious and ceremonial importance, much as present day cathedrals are places of prestige and worship where dignitaries may be laid to rest.
The Great Mound at Knowth is similar in size to Newgrange and is surrounded by 18 smaller satellite mounds.
I can't thank you enough for the wonderful service and quality tour that you set up for my group. As the group leader, I felt like my clients got so much for their money, and they were extremely pleased with all aspects of the tour. I have received wonderful feedback from them regarding the hotels, food, motorcoach, driver, and guide. Mary and Will added so much to our experience and I was extremely thankful to have them. The food choices for dinner and breakfast were fantastic! The only thing that could have made the experience better is having more time to spend in your beautiful country! There is so much I still want to see. The trip was fantastic, and we were blessed with many wonderful memories. I can't wait to bring another group to Ireland!
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