We gathered under the clear skies outside St Mary's College eagerly awaiting our trip to Newgrange. The time spent of the bus went unnoticed due to our excitement.. The shuttle bus brought us directly to the Newgrange site. The tour guide lead us through the narrow path inside the tomb. In the centre of the monument she indicated to us the burial chambers and showed us ancient designs and even some graffiti! She also displayed a light show which demonstrated what happens during the Winter Solstice in the monument. It was fascinating. After showing us the roof box's feature she guided us out of the monument and we meandered around the grounds while pointing out multiple less magnificent passage tombs that are scattered around the Boyne Valley area. After the tour we returned to the shuttle bus and went to the interpretive centre which contained even more information about the site. We were all very disappointed returning back to the bus for our journey home. We spent our bus journey reflecting on all the new information we learned in Newgrange.
-Eimear Ryan and Sinead Walsh