General Information About Newgrange and the Hill of Tara
Newgrange is a 5,200 year old passage tomb located in the Boyne Valley in Ireland’s Ancient East.
Newgrange is a Stone Age (Neolithic) monument in the Boyne Valley, County Meath, it is the jewel in the crown of Ireland’s Ancient East. Newgrange was constructed about 5,200 years ago (3,200 B.C.) which makes it older than Stonehenge and the Great Pyramids of Giza.
Newgrange is a large circular mound 85 meters (93 yards) in diameter and 13.5 meters (15 yards) high with a 19 meter (21 yard) stone passageway and chambers inside. The mound is ringed by 97 large kerbstones, some of which are engraved with symbols called megalithic art.
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The Hill of Tara, located near the River Boyne, is an archaeological complex that runs between Navan and Dunshaughlin in County Meath, Leinster, Ireland. It contains a number of ancient monuments, and, according to tradition, was the seat of Árd Rí na hÉireann, or the High King of Ireland.
Recent scholarship claims that despite the rich narratives derived from mythologies, Tara was not so much a true seat of kingship, but a sacral site associated with kingship rituals.
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Slane Castle, set in the middle of a 1,500 acre estate in the heart of the Boyne Valley, lies only twenty-five minutes from Dublin Airport. The venue is often used to host weddings, gala dinners, conferences and business / training events.
Check out http://www.slanecastle.ie/castle/castle_tours.php for info.
Newgrange and Hill of Tara Tour Details
Once we have received the booking you should get an email confirmation of the payment. If you would like to amend any of the destinations with something slightly different please add the amendments to the booking forms comment section.
We will then get in touch and and work with you to plan the amendments.
This tour has been curated based on our most popular requests to visit. The tour will entice you from the city centre. you will get so some beautiful scenery along the way to through the countryside. This is a very popular package and is surely a great way to spend the day.
Whilst on route to each point our guide will entertain you with stories of growing up in Ireland, historic information about Dublin and fun facts about the city. We have looked high and low to find our taxi guides. We’ve made sure they have the gift of the gab and are blessed with a friendly and welcoming attitude. Don’t be afraid to ask our guides any questions about the city. They will be more than happy to help you making sure you have a wonderful stay whilst you in Ireland. These guys are ambassadors to Dublin.
They’ll have you smiling for the whole duration of the trip.
Collections & Drop Info
We can pick you up from your hotel or anywhere in the Dublin city and suburb areas. If you’re arriving to the city on a cruise ship this is no problem at all. Please enter your required pick up point, time, passengers travelling and contact number when filling in the booking form. We’ll contact you if we require more information.
We can drop you back to your ship, hotel or any other destination in the city centre once your tour finishes. The usual drop off point is Dublin Castle as it is located in the centre of town on Dame street. Should you require to be dropped of somewhere else please let us know on the day and you can be dropped there instead of Dublin Castle for no extra charge.
We can pick up directly from the Airport for this tour. Private Airport pick up charge for this tour will be charged at €50. This will include drop off to your hotel at the end of the tour.