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“Amazing Tour - Mary is fantastic. Tour of Tara ”
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Mary Gibbons Tours
Ranked #28 of 285 Tours in County Dublin
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Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

I booked this tour for Monday, October 16 but the storm Ophelia closed everything in Ireland. Mary ran another tour Tuesday and the weather was perfect. The visit to the Hill of Tara and then Newgrange (Bru na Boinne) was fantastic. Her tour also includes a visit inside the mound at Newgrange. Mary gave amazing commentary and described each location and Irish history with great knowledge and passion. She is simply amazing. While there are other tours that make stops at these two locations, Mary really makes the trip. I strongly recommend booking the Newgrange and Hill of Tara tour with Mary Gibbons.

Thank EricLovesToTravel
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

What a magical experience being in the burial chamber to see the path of light coming into the chamber as they did in ancient times. Mary Gibbons prepared us as we drove through the country side with historical perspective and knowledge. She is an accomplished Professor of Irish history going all the way back to 3000 B.C. But the real joy of her presentation was her gentle humor-so unlike academics! It was a very moving and symbolic experience. After the tour of New Grange Mary answered my questions about the symbolic meaning of New Grange. She was very nice to explain personally "the revitalization of the bones".

The Hill of Tara was a misty and magical "Dream Time" where we were left alone with our thoughts and feeling (and the Wee Ones) after a lovely lecture by the old man in the book store! (Sorry I forget his name but he was charming!) He was awesome at recapping the history of Tara. Mary was extremely intelligent and very sweet!

Thank jamesmandolare
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

A wonderful experience, I highly recommend this tour. Tip top and professional staff.
Very easy travel, with plenty of time to relax at the sites.

Thank Matt H
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Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Terrific tour. Professional staff. Casual and understated, but clearly very knowledgeable about the history and land - and skillful in managing groups of people with ease. Well done!

Thank Elizabeth G
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

We took the Tara Hill ad Newgrange tour. It was excellently organized. Just enough time at each location and very detailed instructions to manage a bus of 46 people, which can’t be easy. Mr. Gibbons shared a wealth of knowledge about the history of the sights and he also commented on the view of Brexit from the Irish point of view. I very much appreciated to learn about current political issues as well. I would definitely recommend this tour (from about 10:30 am to about 4:30 pm).

Thank PDRtravelbug
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