Dunloe Ogham Stones
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Dunloe, Killarney, Kerry, Republic of Ireland
At Dunloe, near Killarney in County Kerry, a group of eight Ogham stones stand as proud testament to an ancient culture. The stones were removed to their present day location in the 19th century.
Between Beaufort village and the Gap of Dunloe in County Kerry can be found a display of Ogham Stones. These were originally the roof of a souterrain or underground passage which collapsed at the end of the last century at Coolmagort. The centre stone came from Kilbonane church.
Ogham was the earliest form of Irish writing (third century A.D). Ogham stones are usually gravestones and bear the name of the deceased and often details of his descent.