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Brú na Bóinne or Glendalough? Quick! :)

We have to make a quick decision on how to spend our last day in Ireland. We had planned Brú na Bóinne, but are second guessing after seeing that it's self guided and we can't go in the tombs due to covid....even with visiting Monasterboice and Hill of Tara, are we better off spending our last day exploring Glendalough?

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We used Newgrange Tours By Mary Gibbons in August 2019. Even if we had not been able to go in Newgrange the tour was awesome. Lots of history on the way up on the bus. My husband and I really like history. Scenery beautiful in August even though a rainy day. Looks like they have guided outside the monument and the Visitor center open now too.

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I went to Glendalough some years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. We were there in June and walked a couple of the trails, easy. I love some good ruins to walk through and a cemetery could occupy me for hours. Can't compare for you as have never been to Bru na Boinne.

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This may not be much help :) We've been to all except Hill of Tara.
I would vote for Bru na Boinne, Monasterboice, and Hill of Tara for the history.

My husband says Glendalough for the scenery.
You can't go wrong with either one! Enjoy the day!

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Glendalough - you can wander around there for hours with no restrictions.

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I agree with mrsdwight that the New Grange tour from Mary Gibbons was outstanding and would be worth it even with Covid restrictions. I can't compare because I didn't get to Glendalough.