Dunloe Ogham Stones

 

Dunloe Ogham Stones

A display of Ogham Stones can be found between Beaufort village and the Gap of Dunloe. These were originally the roof of a souterrain or underground passage which collapsed at the end of the last century. Ogham was the earliest form of Irish writing dating back to third century AD.  Ogham stones are usually gravestones and bear the name of the deceased and often details of his descent. Because of their long protection from exposure, the Dunloe inscriptions are unusually well preserved.Dunloe Ogham Stones  - Killarney, Gap Of Dunloe