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Priest's Stone

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Ballintaggart, Dingle, Kerry, Republic of Ireland

This Ogham stone, that stands near Dingle County Kerry, was was the first identified Ogham stone in Ireland. It was discovered in the 18th century by the Welsh antiquarian, Edward Lloyd.

Known as the Priest's Stone this Ogham stone in County Kerry was the first identified Ogham stone in Ireland.

Ogham writing was a system of written communication employed on Irish and Pictish stone monuments. It was the writing system in use during the transitional period from paganism to Christianity in Ireland.

The Priest's Stone was discovered in the 18th century by the Welsh antiquarian Edward Lloyd and at the time stood upright in a field. It was removed by cousins of Lord Ventry to Chute Hall in Tralee but because of threats from the emergent Nationalists against the absentee landlord, was later returned.

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