Ireland’s Ancient Burial Mounds

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Older than Stonehenge and the Pyramids of Giza! My passion for archeology spikes with the thought of seeing 5,000 year-old-tombs! My husband Rick is a willing participant as we point our rental car away from Dublin towards the vast area of Brú na Bóinne. This complex Megalithic site in County Meath, Ireland is known for its three major tombs - Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth (together deemed a UNESCO ... Read Full Article

Best Day Trips From Dublin

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Ancient cultures, wildlife, outdoor adventure ... pick a Dublin day trip category and enjoy. While Ireland's capital city has enough to keep visitors engaged for weeks, it can be illuminating to get outside the city center and see exactly what the picturesque countryside is so famous for. During the years I lived in Dublin, I took many day trips, some of them spectacular, and all of them ... Read Full Article

Newgrange, a Touch of Prehistoric Ireland

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About 5,000 years ago, the people who lived in what is now Ireland's Boyne Valley, built vast monuments to honor their dead. Newgrange, about an hour’s drive from Dublin, is the best known.  This United Nations World Heritage Site draws 200,000 visitors per year.  If you’re interested in ancient mysteries, prehistoric Ireland's Newgrange is a must. Newgrange is a huge mound of stone and turf ... Read Full Article