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August 9, 2018 26 min

Segment 1- Mindie

Welcome to Episode 14 of the Thin Places Travel podcast. This episode is a follow up to episode 13 where I interviewed Irish ancient monument expert, Anthony Murphy. Anthony is a husband and father of five who currently works full time as a journalist. He spends a portion of his free time examining, studying and photographing the ancient monuments in the Boyne Valley – a World Heritage Site.  This Valley is not too far from where Anthony lives and if you follow his facebook page – Mythical Ireland, you’ll see that he gets out quite often to photograph the area at various stages of daylight and twilight throughout the changing seasons of the year.

 

In July of this year – 2018,  Anthony and a friend were in the Boyne Valley doing some arial photography with drones. Anthony was able to see a previously undiscovered henge and two smaller mounds in a farmer’s field. The postholes were only evident because of the recent drought that Ireland had suffered. Anthony reported his findings and shared the videos with local television and by the next morning, his discovery had moved around the world – featured in the Washington Post, New York Times, NPR Radio and Time magazine.

 

In this interview Anthony shares information about the discovery and what it possible tells us about the ancient people who lived there. 

 

 

Anthony Murphy on NEW henge discovery

 

Video that captures the new discovery

THE NEW HENGE OF NEWGRANGE - A ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME DISCOVERY

 

Additional video regarding the new discovery

THE NEWGRANGE HENGE: A PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION OF POSSIBLE ASTRONOMICAL ALIGNMENT

 

Mythical Ireland - Anthony Murphy – website

 

Mythical Ireland: New Light on the Ancient Past New book by Anthony Murphy (amazon ink)  For autographed copy, purchase from Anthony’s website https://www.mythicalireland.com/

 

The New Henge of Newgrange: A Once-in-a-Lifetime Discovery – blog post by Anthony Murphy on the new henge he and a friend discovered in July 2018

 

 

Anthony Murphy YouTube Channel – Mythical ireland

 

Anthony Murphy Amazon Author Page

 

Mythical Ireland Facebook Page

 

Newgrange and Bru na Boinne – World Heritage Site

 

 

SEGMENT 5 - CONCLUDE

 

 

Thank you for listening to the Thin Places Travel Podcast. You can find us on the web at thinplacespodcast.com. You can also find me on twitter at @travelhags and facebook.com/thinplaces.

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