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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.
We were very happy with the service provided by your company on our trip-In general, we found the accommodation to be very good - both the hotel in Dublin and Kinsale were well located and with good amenities. The B&B in Doolin was amazing - Mauve was a really good host, the house was very homely and her breakfast the best we had in Ireland. The B&B in Bunratty was very nice as well, as were the owners, they were kind to put out breakfast in the morning for us
because we were leaving very early.
Arpanraj Kothari, New York, USA