This amazing book brings many strands together, spanning thousands of years. It not only documents monuments going back to the Stone Age in the Boyne Valley area of Ireland, but takes the reader on a much wider ranging journey.
Anthony Murphy and Richard Moore have collaborated in researching this book and both have used their particular talents to make it into a captivating read and a visually beautiful book. Each chapter is introduced by double page reproductions of Richard's outstanding paintings; the well written, researched and thoroughly referenced text by Anthony is enriched by maps, plans and his unique photos.
Archaeology and astronomy are some of the tools that help us understand the meaning of the monuments, hilltops and ancient roads. But just as important are mythology and legends, place names, surviving local stories and beliefs which lead us to a much clearer picture of these enigmatic relics of the past.
These strands help the reader to understand the relationship between what has survived into our time and to weave a fuller and more rounded picture of this rich heritage - and it also encourages the reader to visit these landscapes and look up at the sky.