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Of Druid’s Altar’s and Giant’s Graves 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). More...

Powerful Places in Ireland 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.  More...

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.  More...

Treasures of the Boyne Valley Treasures of the Boyne Valley by Peter Harbison. Well presented book on the Boyne Valley, covering it's history, the landscape and the peoples who have left their imprint since pre-history. The section on Newgrange and the other stone age sites of the Boyne Valley comprises 24 pages.  More...

Newgrange Temple Art through the Eyes of the Soul by Cheryl Rose-Hall. In this book of color paintings and background information on sacred sites and mythology, Cheryl shares the unique painting technique that she has developed. As a sensitive, she shares how she paints by attuning to her subjects through the eyes and spirals out from that central point. Using historical data along with her psychic impressions, she creates empowered works of art based on sacred sites and their mythology.  More ...

Meath: The Royal County Meath: The Royal County by John Quinn with paintings by Gerry Flaherty. Meath treasures include the largest medieval castle in Ireland at Trim and the World Heritage megalithic tombs at Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth in the Boyne Valley. The book is a collaboration between well-known Ballivor author and former RTE radio producer John Quinn and Navan artist Gerry Flaherty, who provides a series of oil paintings.  More ...

Sacred Sky Sacred Bond William Seven, author of Sacred Sky Sacred Bond, postulates that humanity has lost its course because humanity has lost its connection with the heavens. “For as long as men and women have walked our planet, the skies of day and night have not only been a practical tool, but also a source of divine inspiration,” The oldest known Archaeoastronomical site is Newgrange in Ireland. But perhaps Stonehenge on the Salisbury Plain in England is the best known. Other structures built to connect the heavens and earth include the pyramids on the Giza plateau in Egypt and the pyramids and observatories of the Maya, Inca and Aztecs in Central and South America.  More ...

The Boyne - A Valley of Kings by Henry Boylan The Boyne - A Valley of Kings by Henry Boylan. The author follows the course of the river Boyne, taking the reader on visits to the famous sites and ancient monuments at Newgrange, Tara, Kells, Monasterboice etc and giving a fascinating and lively narrative on the people, events and legends of the area.  More ...

Outposts of Celtica Outposts of Celtica: History and Heroes of the Celtic World by J.P. MacLean. The surviving Celtic world of today, though vibrant and engaging in itself, is only a remnant of the culture that once dominated most of Europe and parts of Asia. From the Anatolian plains in present day Turkey to the Highlands of Scotland, the tribal Celts reigned supreme across this vast expanse for over four hundred years. More ...

Outposts of Celtica Pre-Christian Ireland - From the First Settlers to the Early Celts by Peter Harbison. Although one of the last corners of Europe to have been settled by man, Ireland is particularly rich in prehistoric remains. The great passage-tomb of Newgrange, dating to the fourth millennium BC, has become internationally famous since the discovery of its orientation towards the rising sun at the winter solstice, and excavations at the neighbouring tomb of Knowth have given unprecedented insight into the wealth of Irish megalithic art.  More ...

On Ancient Roads 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. More ...

On Ancient Roads Inside the Neolithic Mind: Consciousness, Cosmos and the Realm of the Gods by David Lewis-Williams and David Pearce. An exploration of how brain structure and cultural content interacted in the Neolithic period 10,000 years ago to produce unique life patterns and belief systems. What do the headless figures found in the famous paintings at Çatalhöyük in Turkey have in common with the interlinked spirals carved on the monumental tombs at Newgrange and Knowth in Ireland? How can the concepts of "birth," "death," and "wild" cast light on the changes in relationships between people and animals?  More ...

Tara and the Ark of the Covenant Tara and the Ark of the Covenant by Mairéad Carew covers a search for the Ark of the Covenant by British-Israelites. They dug the Hill of Tara in their quest to find the Ark of the Covenant between the years 1899 and 1902. What were their reasons for doing so, and were they successful? And what was the "Great Irish-Hebraic-cryptogramic hieroglyph" and the Freemason connection?  More ...

Irish Passage Graves Irish Passage Graves: Neolithic tomb-builders in Ireland and Britain 2500 B.C by Michael Herity. Published in 1974 by Irish University Press, Dublin, Ireland. The book presents a description of the tombs, art, burials and grave-goods, and then attempts a reconstruction of the everyday life of their builders: subsistence, habitations, technology, even the industries of this remarkable people, the remains of whose civilization we call the Boyne Culture. More ...


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Boyne Valley Tours Private Tours by Limousine or Mercedes-Benz Minivan. Pick up and return to your accommodation or cruise ship. Suggested day tour: Brú na Bóinne Visitors Centre and Newgrange, the 10th century High Crosses and Round Tower at Monasterboice, Hill of Tara the seat of the High Kings of Ireland, Bective Abbey and Trim Castle the largest Anglo-Norman castle in Ireland.  More ...
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