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First Light: The Origins of Newgrange

First Light: The Origins of Newgrange 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.


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.

Newgrange - Monument to Immortality



Newgrange - Archaeology, Art and Legend by Michael J. O'Kelly and Claire O'Kelly

In Newgrange Archaeology, Art and Legend Professor Michael O'Kelly presents the full results of his excavations at Newgrange between 1962 and 1975. Every stage in the excavation, interpretation and restoration of the site is described and illustrated with additional contributions from Claire O'Kelly, who collaborated in her husband's work at Newgrange.


Newgrange and the Bend of the Boyne by Geraldine Stout. This wonderful 236 page historical geography of the Boyne Valley covers 7000 years, from prehistory to the twentieth century. The megalithic mounds at Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth are extensively covered.

Newgrange and the Bend of the Boyne by Geraldine Stout published by Cork University Press



Exploring Newgrange by Liam Mac Uistin

Exploring Newgrange by Liam Mac Uistin. An good introduction to Newgrange and the other Boyne Valley Tombs at Knowth and Dowth. This very readable and well structured compact book includes drawings, maps and photographs.


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.

Newgrange and the New Science



The Stones of Time by Martin Brennan The Stones of Time - Calendars, Sundials and Stone Chambers of Ancient Ireland by Martin Brennan. First published in 1983 as The Stars and the Stones. The stone complexes of ancient Ireland have been extensively excavated and studied, yet they have refused to give up their mystery. The real function of these ancient structures can be understood only when the art and architecture are seen to be parts of a unified whole.


Newgrange - Temple to Life by Chris O'Callaghan challenges the claim that Newgrange was a burial tomb. Chris O'Callaghan argues that the classification of Newgrange as a passage grave "seriously misrepresents" what the ancient people who built the monument were about. Newgrange Temple


Newgrange Speaks for Itself

Newgrange Speaks for Itself: Forty Carved Motifs & Related Site Features by Jacqueline Ingalls Garnett. Firmly grounded in Newgrange's structure and engravings, this book offers revolutionary insights into its religion and its science. Forty motifs are explained as emblems of features meant to ensure life beyond the grave, including the nine "rungs" in the passage, the "leak" in the chamber, the stone bowl and marbles, and sightlines through the vault.


Newgrange: The Mystery of the Chequered Lights by Hugh Kearns. More than 5,000 years ago, an extraordinary race of people lived in Ireland. Farmers, engineers and astronomers, they carved their knowledge into history with tools made of Flint. At the bend of the River Boyne, they built a supremely accurate observatory, a repository of their ingenuity. It is a monument to immortality - with a twist.

Newgrange Speaks for Itself



     


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Guide to Newgrange Illustrated Guide to Newgrange and other Boyne Monuments by Claire O'Kelly. This Guide is the result of intensive research into every aspect of the wonderful prehistoric monument that is Newgrange and this third edition (first printed in 1978) brings together all the discoveries made during the excavations, 1962 -1975.


Irish Symbols of 3500 BC by N. L. Thomas. The inscriptions on the megalithic stones at Newgrange, Knowth, Fourknocks and Loughcrew are investigated by the engineer Dr. Neil L. Thomas. He presents the stones as calendars for a 16 month year with 22 or 23 days per month and 8 annual solar and seasonal events. Google Books Listing.

Irish Symbols of 3500 BC by N. L. Thomas



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.


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.

The Boyne - A Valley of Kings by Henry Boylan

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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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