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Erin go Bragh! – 3/17/19

Erin Go Bragh is a Gaelic phrase used to express allegiance to Ireland. It is most often translated as “Ireland Forever.” True, forever is a long time, but Ireland has been around for millenia — the first nomadic people arrived some 9,000 years ago! Anthony Murphy, author and photographer, has been photographing ancient monuments across Ireland for over two decades. Some of the monuments date back to the Bronze Age, possibly around 4,000 years old. “In many cases the monuments have no surface trace, so farmer and landowners are unlikely to know they exist,” says Murphy, who made international news headlines in July 2018 when he discovered a late Neolithic henge using his drone at Newgrange. Murphy has been using GoogleMaps to discover even more sites, which will be added to the Irish national database of archaeological sites and monuments. “At the time, in October 2018, they reported that 71 new monuments in 12 counties had been reported, during the months of June to August.” [Source: IrishCentral.com]