Ogham in 3d

Mapping the Ogham Stones of the Dingle Peninsula

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There are 3 coloured map markers, this is to differentiate the Ogham stones, on their origin as opposed to actual location.

Some are in their current and original location ('find'), their original location but are now housed in a different location, such as a museum ('original'), or a have been moved in the past to a different location locally ('secondary').

map icon Find location map icon Original location
map icon Secondary Location

Click on the map markers to highlight each individual stone. Then click on the link to scroll to the information section

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collection of ogham stones

The present location of this stone is at Coláiste Íde, in Burnham, though its original location is unknown, as it was moved in the 19th century, byt Lord Ventry, to decorate his driveway. It stands 1.16m high, c. 0.34m wide and 0.14m thick. The reading of the full inscription is uncertain and only the following letters survive

Ogham text: G̣ṚAVICAS MAQI MUCO ̣ ̣ ? ̣ ̣/

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large grey stone in a field

This low standing stone is situated on level reclaimed pastureland at the head of the valley which extends north east from Dingle Town. It stands 1.45m high but is broken across the top of its south side and may originally have been taller. At base it measures 1.04m x .5m; N-S.

Ogham text: Unknown

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tall, thin ogham stone in a field

A bilingual stone with both an ogham inscription and an inscription in the Roman or Latin alphabet. Although bilingual ogham stones in both ogham (in Irish) and Roman letters (in Latin) are numerous in Wales and Devon and Cornwall, only a few examples are known in Ireland. It was probably reused, as a cross slab. The stone is a tall, slender pillar, roughly square in section, and tapering towards the base. Only the west face is decorated with an equal-armed cross set inside a circle. Little remains of the ogham inscription,

Ogham text: [ ̣ ̣ ? ̣ ̣]EQỌDD[I ̣ ̣ ? ̣ ̣]
Half-uncial: [SCI( )] F̣INTEN

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tall, thick ogham stone in a field

Situated on the early ecclesiastical site of Teampall Mhancháin (Templemanaghan), also known as Teampall Geal overlooking Dingle bay. An Ogham stone stands beside the remains of a dry-stone oratory, dry-stone huts, a souterrain (Poll na Sagart 'the Priests' Hole'), a burial ground and the remains of a sub-circular enclosure. The Ogham stone is said to mark the grave of St Manachán

Translation: 'of Cellach son of Mac-Áine? descendant of?'

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small fat boulder in a field

An Early Christian church site [Kilcolman (Cill na gColmán)] lying on the south slopes of an east-west spur of Lateevemore, overlooking Ventry Harbour. It consists of a circular enclosure within which are the reputed site of a church, the foundations of at least two huts and a number of graves and gravemarkers which probably relate to the use of the site, until the 19th century, as a calluragh burial ground. Also within the site are a cross-inscribed ogham stone, a small cross inscribed stone, a holed stone and 3 bullaun stones. Another cross-inscribed stone has been incorporated into the lane boundary wall on the N side of the field in which the enclosure is situated, and south of the enclosure is a holy well dedicated to St. Brendan

Translation: “name/inscription of Colmán the pilgrim'?”

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tall, thin ogham stone in old church grounds

The early Christian and medieval site at Kilmalkedar covers a large area. Although reputedly founded by Maolcethair in the seventh century, the site is associated with St Brendan. The ogham stone is part of a mid twelfth century church and remained important throughout the medieval period. Existing remains from the early Christian period include a corbelled building, perhaps a cell, some 50m from the church, an ogham stone, the sundial stone, a plain stone cross and some bullaun stones. There is also St Brendan's oratory, situated some 400 m from the church. The stone is located on the north side of the pathway leading through the graveyard to the church, and measures 1.83m in height and .24m in width at base.

Ogham text: Remains of earlier inscription: ANṂ
Translation: name/inscription of Máel-Inbher son of Broccán

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small upright ogham stone leaning against a wall

The find site of this ogham stone in Ballynahunt is a secondary location. The stone is thought to originally come from near a well "up the mountain east of Ballynahunt"'. 'Tobar na Croise is a spring well located near the head of Kilduff valley. If this is correct, the well may be associated with the ecclesiastical site of Kilduff (Cill Dubh), c.300 to the north east..

Translation: 'of Dogenc? son of Rúad?

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segment of an oghamstone on a white table

Found near Anascaul in Co. Kerry. This fragment was bought by UCC in 1940 from Mr. Garret Fitzgerald and its provenance was given as Parkalassa Fort, Annagap (UCC). No ringfort in the townland is known by this name but the N half of Lisnakilla was owned by Mr. Fitzgerald and the present landowner confirms that it was from here that the ogham stone originally came. It is currently in Cork Public Museum. The stone measures .3 x .1m x .04m thick and is broken at both ends.

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large flat ogham stone help to a red panel on a wall

At the south-east end of the island [of Inishvickillane] are the remains of an early monastic settlement. The site comprises of the ruins of a dry-stone oratory, a graveyard, a leacht [and stone cross], a possible beehive hut-sit, and a holy well dedicated to St Brendan. This stone is inscribed with a 'plain cross of 2 lines' lay within the graveyard. It is currently housed in Trinity College Dublin.

Ogham text:[CO?]BB[A?] AVI VLATIAMI MAQ.
Translation: '... Uí Flaithim? [son of...]'

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segment of a broken ogham stone on a table

This fragment of an ogham stone is currently on display in Músaem Chorca Dhuibhne, Ballyferriter. It was found in a fence in Brackloon (An Bhreac-chluain) townland, and was for many years preserved in the grounds of Ballinagroun House, near Inch. It is not known from where it originally came, but it may be a portion of a stone that came from a souterrain within a rath in Brackloon townland

Ogham text::... MA]Q̣I MUCC̣[OI …
Translation: ... son of the descendant of …

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