Featured Books

First Light: The Origins of Newgrange First Light: The Origins of Newgrange by Robert Hensey addresses why Newgrange was constructed and what was its purpose. In the Boyne Valley, through Newgrange we have evidence not only of extraordinary physical accomplishments, but of tremendous acts of imagination; a testament to rich and developed inner worlds. In this book, it is proposed that the concept of an otherworld which could be embodied by and accessed through passage tombs was a central motivator in passage tomb construction from its earliest beginnings. Purchase at Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk
 

Newgrange - Monument to Immortality In Newgrange - Monument to Immortality Anthony Murphy looks beyond the archaeology and the astronomy to reveal a much more profound and sacred vision of the very spirit of the people who built Newgrange. Many people who visit the ancient and magnificent Newgrange monument in the Boyne Valley are driven by some deep longing to connect with their most distant roots. Purchase at Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk

 

Of Druids Altars and Giant's Graves - The Megalithic Tombs of Ireland Of Druid's Altar's & Giant's Graves - The Megalithic Tombs of Ireland by Philip I Powell. Shortly before 4,000 BC, farming was introduced into Ireland and this move from the Mesolithic hunter gatherer culture to a Neolithic farming society, was the single greatest social revolution there has ever been. The most prominent remains of this early prehistoric period are the megalithic tombs, the majority of which were constructed in the 4th and 3rd millennia BC (4000-2000 BC). Purchase at Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk
 

Spirit Stones Spirit Stones, Unraveling the Megalithic Mysteries of Western Europe's Prehistoric Monuments by Dianne Ebertt Beeaff. Spirit Stones unearths society's ancient lessons; their secrets long-buried in the relics of the Neolithic Era and Bronze Age civilizations. Sharing both the pragmatic and spiritual significance of Western Europe's prehistoric stone monuments, stone circles and burial chambers, Beeaff challenges readers to reflect on humanity's common ancestry, culture and connection.
 

On Ancient Roads by Anthony Holten. On Ancient Roads: Recollections, History and Folklore of County Meath by Anthony Holten. On Ancient Roads is a lively tale which takes the reader on a journey through history and the radically changing landscape of County Meath. Tony Holten describes the landscape as it was, highlighting what has been lost to 'progress'. Illustrated with over 100 photographs and maps, the book traces the evolution of the road network, reflecting on a lost landscape that was once the crucible of ancient Irish culture. Purchase at Amazon.co.uk
 

Newgrange and the New Science Newgrange and the New Science by Kieran Comerford. An engineer by training Kieran spent eight years investigating the purpose for which Newgrange was built. He concluded that this Neolithic World Heritage Site in the Boyne Valley, County Meath, represented the culmination of a huge project which began in County Sligo and progressed south-eastwards through a series of developments. Purchase at Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk
 

Temples of Stone Temples of Stone - Exploring the Megalithic Tombs of Ireland by Carleton Jones. Excellent reference book on the significant Megalithic sites of Ireland. Carleton Jones has distilled the knowledge of all previous publications and combined it with his own research and photographs to create a must have book for anyone interesting in the Megalithic Tombs of Ireland. Purchase at Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk
 

Stones of Adoration Stones of Adoration: Sacred Stones and Mystic Megaliths of Ireland by Christine Zucchelli. Stones of Adoration brings Irish Mythology to life through well researched and accessible writing, enhanced by beautiful photographs of Sacred Stones, Shella-na-Gigs, Ogham Stones and Wishing Stones. Purchase at Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk
 

The Megalithic Monuments of Britain and Ireland The Megalithic Monuments of Britain and Ireland by Chris Scarre. From Stonehenge to Newgrange, one of the richest arrays of megalithic monuments in Europe is found in Britain and Ireland. Organized by geographical area, this authoritative overview is ideal for traveller and student alike. Chris Scarre is Professor of Archaeology at the University of Durham and a specialist in the prehistory of Western Europe. Purchase at Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk
 

Island of the Setting Sun Island of the Setting Sun: In Search of Ireland's Ancient Astronomers by Anthony Murphy and Richard Moore.

Over 5000 years ago a sophisticated community of people began to arise on the island of Ireland. They were the megalithic builders of the Stone Age, cunning engineers and master astronomers who systematically assembled a vast calendrical and astronomical scheme which would stand intact over five millennia. Purchase at Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk
 

Boyne Valley Private Day Tour

Boyne Valley Tours
Immerse yourself in the rich hertiage and culture of the Boyne Valley with our full-day private tour. Visit Newgrange World Heritage site, explore the Hill of Slane, where Saint Patrick famously lit the Paschal fire. Discover the Hill of Tara, the ancient seat of power for the High Kings of Ireland. Book Now