2019 ANTHONY MURPHY Lecture 2: The Discovery of Dronehenge
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Lecture 2: The Discovery of Dronehenge
A previously unknown Late Neolithic henge was found by Anthony Murphy and Ken Williams close to Newgrange during the drought of July 2018. Anthony will tell us how he discovered it and what it means for our understanding of the Brú na Bóinne complex.
Anthony Murphy is a journalist, photographer, author and astronomer who lives in Drogheda, at the gateway to Ireland’s historic Boyne Valley. He has spent almost 20 years researching, photographing and writing about the ancient megalithic monuments of the Boyne Valley and their associated mythology, cosmology and alignments. He is the author of five books, including the acclaimed Island of the Setting Sun: In Search of Ireland’s Ancient Astronomers (with Richard Moore), Newgrange: Monument to Immortality and Mythical Ireland: New Light on the Ancient Past. He is a member of the Independent Tour Guides Association in Ireland. In July 2018 Anthony shot to international fame when he discovered a previously unknown late Neolithic henge or ceremonial enclosure 750m from the world famous megalithic monument of Newgrange. www.mythicalireland.com