Newgrange

Trip Start Sep 13, 2003
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Trip End Oct 05, 2003


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Sunday, September 14, 2003

Had our first Irish breakfast and were on our way to the Boyne Valley to visit Newgrange. It was crowded here as there were quite a few tour buses. Newgrange is a Megalithic Passage Tomb built around 3200 BC and is is more than 500 years older than the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt, and predates Stonehenge by about 1,000 years. We were divided into groups and then took a 10 minute shuttle to the site. The place was very interesting as there were detailed carvings on some of the stones. There is also a 7 year wait to view the winter solstice. After the tour, we went back to the car to find out that it would not start!  The car only had 8,338 miles on it! We went back to the visitor center and called Avis but we couldn't get our call to go through! Darn phone cards anyways! Two nice men from the center came to help and after checking different things, eventually they shifted the car into park and Wa-La, it started right up! I had been in it earlier to retrieve something but I refused to take the blame, even though I was. (blamed) We did get a good laugh from it and were then on our way.  
We drove north and stopped at a beach area called Gyles Quay. It was a spur of the moment stop that we had read in our Frommer's Ireland. There was one other person here so we prctically had the area to ourselves.
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