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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.
Every thing was great around Ireland It was all good - no problems B & B's were great and the people were so friendly - the weather was even nice some rain only 2 days
The voucher system worked well - we usually only booked one day ahead and only had to ring around a bit on Fri and Sat nights
We also toured Scotland - Wales - England - finished up in Greece - But Ireland was the pick - so pretty and green and the history .............................
Thanks for everything - the package deal was a good price
Rick and Wendy Hargreaves, Tumut New South Wales