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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.
The trip was fantastic. Ireland is a beautiful country and we enjoyed ourselves tremendously.
In terms of feedback my husband and I would like to say that your customer service to us is to be commended. We arranged it all at the last minute and you were quick to reply to my many queries, change hotels as requested and give directions.
The hotels were all very nice. The B& B in Kinsale was excellent as was the Manor in Killarney- I would go back for sure. The view from the Hotel in Doolin was spectacular.
The Notice regarding car rentals was very useful. We knew exactly what to expect and knew exactly what we were going to get in terms of insurance before we got there.
I would recommend your services to others.
Lynda McNeil, Quebec, Canada