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Anthony Murphy

Anthony Murphy


Anthony Murphy is a journalist, author, amateur photographer and astronomer, and father of five children from Drogheda in County Louth. He has been writing since an early age, and has studied the astronomy, archaeology and mythology of the Boyne Valley monuments for the past 15 years. A former newspaper editor, he lives just five miles from Newgrange. He wrote  Island of the Setting Sun: In Search of Ireland’s Ancient Astronomers with Richard Moore, and more recently published  Newgrange: Monument to Immortality in 2012 and contributed to an international collaborative work called  The Mythology of Venus, published in 2013. Anthony has contributed to many newspapers and magazines on the myths and monuments of ancient Ireland, and has appeared in a number of television documentaries and films on the subject, including a recent appearance on The History Channel as a Newgrange expert.

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