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Powerful Places in Ireland by Elyn Aviva & Gary White is not your usual guidebook. It is not about visiting places, it's about experiencing them. Boyne Valley Powerful Places included in the book: Newgrange, Knowth, Dowth, Lady Well at Slane Castle, Hill of Slane, Hill of Tara, Monasterboice, Rathmore Church, Balgeeth Sheela-na-gig, Fourknocks, Loughcrew (Sliabh na Caillí), Tlachtga, Hill of Ward and St Ciarán’s Well.

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The Traveller's Guide to Sacred Ireland

The Traveller's Guide to Sacred Ireland: A Guide to the Sacred Places of Ireland Through Her Legends, Folklore and People by Cary Meehan. The sites are described county by county within each of the four provinces of Ireland. This excellent guide book includes megalithic sites, Celtic sites and early Christian sites.

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Ancient Ireland: An Explorer's Guide by Robert Emmet Meagher and Elizabeth Parker Neave. Travel guidebook to Ireland's antiquities, passage tombs, ring forts, castles, Neolithic settlements, and monastic sites. The book includes overviews of prehistoric, Celtic, early Christian, and early medieval times.

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Ancient Ireland: An Explorer's Guide



Ireland: Standing Stones to Stormont Ireland: Standing Stones to Stormont by photographer and writer Tom Quinn Kumpf. A photographic study of the ancient sites of Ireland with notes by the author of events and experiences he had while working on the project.


The Stone Circles of Britain, Ireland and Brittany by Aubrey Burl. The spectacular stone circles of western Europe have intrigued viewers through the ages. This book explores their ancestry, methods of construction, and eventual desertion.

The Great Stone Circles of Britain, Ireland and Brittany by Aubrey Burl



In Search of Ancient Ireland by Carmel McCaffrey and Leo Eaton

In Search of Ancient Ireland by Carmel McCaffrey and Leo Eaton. This book traces the history, archaeology, and legends of ancient Ireland from 9000 BC to 1167 AD when a Normans invaded Ireland.


Field Guide to Megalithic Ireland by Anthony Weir. Over 600 photographs of Irish prehistoric sites including megalithic tombs, phallic pillars, stone rows, stone circles, cross pillars, ogam stones, bullauns and sweathouses. The core of the CD-ROM is a county by county gazetteer with directions and map references of hundreds of sites. The CD-ROM can be purchased on a secure site.

Field Guide to Megalithic Ireland by Anthony Weir. A CD-ROM with over 600 photographs of Irish prehistoric sites



Secret Sights Unknown Celtic Ireland by Rob Vance Secret Sights -  Unknown Celtic Ireland by Rob Vance. Illustrated guide to the legend and archaeology of ancient Ireland, both in Celtic and pre-Celtic times. It is written for off-road explorers, those who prefer their own method of interpretation rather than the coffee and souvenirs of the interpretative centre. Google Books Listing.
 
     


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The Modern Antiquarian : A Pre-Millennial Odyssey Through Megalithic Britain by Julian Cope. This book is an eight-year odyssey in search of prehistoric Britain. Over 300 sites have been photographed and their relationship with the landscape explored. Although essentially a travel book, the essay section of The Modern Antiquarian examines our prehistoric beginnings through the evidence of our megalithic remains and their surroundings, in order to help us reconcile where we are Right Now. Google Books Listing.

The Modern Antiquarian : A Pre-Millennial Odyssey Through Megalithic Britain by Julian Cope.



A Guide to the Stone Circles of Britian, Ireland and Brittany by Aubrey Burl.

A Guide to the Stone Circles of Britain, Ireland and Brittany by Aubrey Burl. A field guide from the author of The Great Stone Circles of Britain, Ireland and Brittany.

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Antiquities of the Irish Countryside by Seán P. Ó Ríordáin. First Published in 1942, Fifth Edition revised by Ruaidhrí de Valera 1979.

Antiquities of the Irish Countryside by Seán P. Ó Ríordáin



Sacred Places Europe Sacred Places Europe: 108 Destinations by Brad Olsen.

Combining current trends, academic theories, and historical insights, this travel guide brings European spiritual locales into perspective by explaining the significance of each sacred site. The cultural relevance, history, and spirituality of each site are explained, creating a moving and artistic travel experience. Each destination with selections spanning more than 15 countries throughout Europe is accompanied by maps and directions.
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Boyne Valley Tours Private Tour with pick up and return to your accommodation. Newgrange World Heritage site, the 10th century High Crosses at Monasterboice, Hill of Tara the seat of the High Kings, Bective Abbey and Trim Castle the largest Norman castle in Ireland More ...



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