The magic of the megaliths

An insight into a lifelong fascination with the old stones of Britain and Ireland

Autumn equinox sunrise at the Dereenataggart stone circle, West Cork, Ireland. Photo: Geoff Ward

Even as a child I was attracted to, and moved by, prehistoric stone circles, standing stones, dolmens and earthworks as well as the patterns which the stars made in the night sky, although at that time, as an 11-year-old, I had no idea how earth and sky were connected at places where the earth forces were concentrated.