For many farmers, the summer of 2018 is one they would rather forget. The drought that led to a fodder crisis is still not far enough in the past for many. However, as the old saying goes, “It’s an ill wind that doesn’t blow some good”.

For journalist, author and researcher Anthony Murphy, who has a lifelong interest in ancient archaeology and mythology, the drought was the catalyst for a once-in-a-lifetime discovery in the Boyne Valley.