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Anthony Murphy

Anthony Murphy is an author, photographer, tour guide and broadcaster/journalist based in Drogheda, Co. Louth, just a few miles from the great monuments of Brú na Bóinne. 


He runs the popular website, Mythical Ireland ( and associated social media channels. He is the author of six books, most notably Island of the Setting Sun: In Search of Ireland's Ancient Astronomers, which has just been republished as a 2020 edition with a new preface. 


An astronomer since an early age, Anthony has been studying the mythology, archaeology and cosmological alignments of the prehistoric monuments of the Boyne Valley region for the past 21 years.


He has appeared as an expert on prehistoric astronomy, archaeology and mythology on History Channel, National Geographic, Discovery Channel, Channel 4, and has featured in countless television and radio programmes and documentaries about these subjects, in Ireland and abroad.


He has lectured across Ireland and in Britain over the past 20 years. In 2019, at the invitation of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon, Anthony delivered a lecture at Princeton University in New Jersey, USA, on the subject of his discovery of "Dronehenge.”


He has completed a seventh book and is halfway through an eighth. He runs a popular series of livestreams on and called "Live Irish Myths."


The series began in March 2020 when the Covid-19 pandemic forced Ireland into a lockdown. The series ran every day for 102 episodes before recently becoming a once-a-week series. Anthony has also started a separate series of livesteams called "Book Talk."

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