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Visiting New Grange with the Mary Gibbons Tour

Waiting, patiently, I stare at my sneakers. With each inch of the wooden staircase gained, the sense of anticipation grows. This tomb is older than the pyramids. Older than Stonehenge. Why did they build it? Will there be ghosts inside? Will it collapse? We move another inch. The sun is …

Ireland

Visiting a 5200 Year Old Irish Tomb: Knowth

Knowth and Newgrange are two of the world’s most famous tomb sites. I’d never heard of Knowth (pronounced nowt), nor Newgrange, before visiting Ireland last year. So I was pleasantly surprised and pleased when my distant cousin organised a trip for us to visit these fascinating sites. While I lost …