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Ogham is the earliest form of writing in Ireland and was only in use for around 500 years. Ogham stones are the record for people long dead and forgotten, the oldest irish... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2017
Clive B
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Dartford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

Ogham is the earliest form of writing in Ireland and was only in use for around 500 years. Ogham stones are the record for people long dead and forgotten, the oldest irish residents. Knowing this adds to their importance but does nothing to improve their modern day location. They are not worth making a special trip out for, but are... More 

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Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Ogham stones... Living in the area fora good few years, driven past many times, visited once... well, they're nice stones, but don't look overly mysterious or authentic. To me, they look as if they were remodelled but according to the locals I spoke to in the past, they are authentic and nobody really knows what they mean, where or how... More 

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Reviewed 21 April 2013

Not terribly interesting and a poor location. No real parking, the path was boggy getting to it and, whilst there was a nice little information board (looking very weathered) it is clear this is some farmers cow field that just happens to have small standing stones in it, rather than an actual site if interest.

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Reviewed 6 January 2007

Seven of the eight Ogham stones in this group were discovered in a souterrain at Coolmagort in the nineteenth century and have been set up on this site close to Dunloe Castle. The tallest stone is 8 feet high. There is also a prostrate slab taken from the grounds of nearby Kilbonane church. They are well presrved. If you want... More 

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