Lahinch Co. Clare
Irish Photography Prints - Ancient sites, Nature & the Stars.
First published in 1975 as 4 books are now available as an electronic download.
The author, Eamonn Kelly, was born in Galway and raised in Lahinch, Co.Clare where he served as the first assistant curator in O’Brien’s Tower in 1974, under Joseph Vaughan, curator. He authored the original booklets in 1974-75. Eamonn earned a B.Ed. at St. Patrick’s College, Dublin, three master’s degrees at California State University, Chico, and a doctorate at Stanford University. He taught at Rutgers University in New Jersey, and George Mason University in Virginia.
I am from Lahinch in County Clare and have been visiting the ancient sites of Ireland since 2015. I am very interested how the doorway of stone circles always seem to be purposefully pointed at the sunrise or sunset at key times of the year. This suggests that the people who built these forts thousands of years ago had a deep understanding of astronomy and were more advanced than we give them credit for.
I also film and edit music videos, see below for my latest work -
The Rolling Sun over Croagh Patrick on my youtube channel :