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.


Very impressed with your profile. On the final draft of an adult epic fantasy based in Ireland. I was blessed with living there for a bit. Hill of Tara is one of my favourite places. I wrote a poem about it and my son who has Down was a bit historical and a bit mystical as my late husband and I believed that Christopher could "see things" there as he would laugh every time we visited. Gerry Adams was so taken by the poem, (simply titled Tara) he wrote me and said he hung it in his office. Been to Newgrange as well. My book has quite a bit of gaelic in it which I have found a way to translate for the reader. All enchantments are in Gaelic. Was about to purchase your book for $2.99 and found I only had feckin' $2.74 in my bank account so I messaged my partner to put a dollar in it so I can get it...Read the first pages and loved it! Bí go maith agus Dia Beannaigh. Gail

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