The ancient landscape of the Boyne Valley has always held a deep interest for me. From Newgrange to Tara, Mellifont to Trim, from the Round Tower and High Cross at Monasterboice to the Cairns at Lough Crew, the land, even the very stones and trees are steeped in history.
For me it is a landscape full of magic and mystery, which is written in the stones. From the large Standing Stones at Newgrange to the cairns at Lough Crew, from the great castle in Trim, to Lia Fail in Tara and on to Mellifont Abbey and the High Cross at Monasterboice, builders from as far back as 5000 years ago have used stone to inscribe their mark on the landscape of the Boyne valley.
Linking all these stone structures is the river Boyne, from which the Boyne Valley gets its name. From its rise at Carbury in Kildare the Boyne flows past or near most of the significant sites of this historic region until it reaches the Irish sea at Mornington.
As a photographer I wanted to attempt to capture something of the mystery, atmosphere and spirit of the Boyne Valley . The project is ongoing.
Tree in Boyne River at Donmoe, Co. Meath