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).
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.
Spirit Stones, Unraveling the Megalithic Mysteries
of Western Europe's Prehistoric Monuments by Dianne Ebertt
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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
, dating to the fourth millennium BC, has become internationally famous
since the discovery of its orientation towards the rising sun at the
, and excavations at the neighbouring tomb of
have given unprecedented
insight into the wealth of Irish megalithic art. More ...
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.
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?
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?
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.
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, Bective Abbey and Trim Castle the largest Norman castle in Ireland