Mythical Ireland is saddened to report the death of Martin Brennan, author, researcher and discoverer. Martin, who was best known for his book The Stones of Time (originally The Stars and The Stones) is reported to have passed away on 1st November 2023 at his home in Mexico. He was 81 years of age.
Brennan and his team of research companions made pioneering discoveries relating to Irish Neolithic monuments, including the equinox alignment of Cairn T at Slieve na Calliagh, Loughcrew, and the winter solstice sunset alignment of Dowth's southern chamber. He is well-known for his work on the interpretation of Irish megalithic art, especially in relation to its astronomical import.
Martin Brennan speaking at a conference in the Boyne Valley in 2009.
He lived for a number of years in Ireland, both in the Boyne Valley and in Dublin, in the early 1980s. He left Ireland in the mid '80s and returned here in 2009 to speak at a conference held in his honour.
His passing will be mourned by many who admired and followed his work. A full obituary and tribute will be published here on Mythical Ireland in the near future.
Rest in peace Martin. It was an honour to have been counted among your friends.