Artwork inspired by megalithic sites
Dorothy Bentley - Jewellery Artist.
Her designs are inspired by her upbringing in the celtic tradition and by megalithic symbols, especially the spiral symbols at Newgrange.
Dorothy features interlace knotwork and spirals (infinity symbols) in her jewellery, because these designs incorporate an ancient tradition with a uniquely modern style. Every piece is handcrafted and unique.
by Sally McKenna.
Sally McKenny's art is inspired by the passage tombs at
Newgrange, Fourknocks and Loughcrew in Ireland's Ancient East. Her search for sacred space through
the discovery of the ancient and holy sites of Ireland takes the form of
a journey from the bright sunshine of the American South West to the
enveloping mists of Ireland’s ancient holy places.
Loughcrew Cairn T
by Padraig Conway. Actual size (32 x 44 inches) reproduction of the backstone in Loughcrew Cairn T in Ireland's Ancient East.
This high quality silkscreen print is very collectible, limited edition prints are for sale at 200 Euro each.
This is a labour of love for Padraig who is only interested in covering his costs. Email
by Ric Kemp, a cycle of eight paintings based on Avebury in
Wiltshire. Images of six of the eight paintings are displayed,
Samain and the Vernal Equinox are yet to be realised.
Autumn Equinox at Silbury Hill, Imbolc at Avebury, Summer
Solstice shows the zenith sun over the North Cove, Winter Solstice shows
the dawning sun on a dark midwinter horizon, Lughnasa shows the ‘first
fruits’ of harvest in front of Silbury Hill and
dancing around a maypole.
by Helen Gavigan
Helen Gavigan works in watercolours, acrylics, oils,
print and mixed media. She often takes a stone symbol or pattern as a
starting point and allows her work develop from there. Helen is
originally from Co. Meath where the cairns at Loughcrew and the passage
tombs of the Boyne Valley have inspired her work.
by Rozemaryn Van der Horst
The quilt was started at the beginning of September 2004 and the front
was finished by the Winter Solstice 2004. Except for the mound itself, it
is made of quilting blocks named "Irish chain". The border has
some of the petroglyphs found on the kerbstones around the mound. The
quilt measures 55 x 25" (137 x 62 cm).
by Elle Fagan
Wonderful watercolour of the equinox sunrise on the backstone of Loughcrew Cairn T.
Irish Art Website
Fiddler & The Dolmens by Oliver Curran, painted in acrillic oil on stretched canvas.
The fiddler laments the warriors graves of Ireland's ancient past.
Size : 48 x 78 inches.
Handcrafted paperweights and ornaments
- no longer available, so all we have to enjoy are the images.
Handcrafted pieces include miniature Ogham stones,
Sheela Na Gigs, miniature megalithic passage mounds and dolmens.
by Richard Moore
Richard Moore has been painting in the Boyne Valley for
many years. He works mainly with oil, and sometimes with watercolour and
ink. Richard's keen eye, coupled with his great appreciation of the
natural, and manmade, environments, combine to give us a unique portrait
of the ancient sites of the Boyne Valley.
- While on a tour of Ireland’s megalithic tombs Judith Quain
discovered the beauty of an ancient art of carving symbols into stone.
For centuries, myths and legends have celebrated their power, but she
was intrigued by the revelation that these ancient cairns,
standing stones, and stone circles may be the oldest astronomical
observatories in the world, predating Stonehenge and the Egyptian
Newgrange and Knowth Petroglyph Paintings
by the Artist M.P.Gollon. The Artist
has painted the images, hoping to give some sense of this remarkable
space/time to people who may not have the privilege of experiencing
them in person.
by Pat Fish who designs
and sells original tattoo patterns, including
the Newgrange Entrance Stone.
Boyne Valley Private Day Tours
Pick up and return to your accommodation or cruise ship. Suggested day tour:
Newgrange World Heritage site, 10th century High Crosses at Monasterboice,
Hill of Tara the seat of the High Kings of Ireland and the Hill of Slane where St. Patrick let a Paschal fire in 433