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Ogham Stone of Donard [Reblog]

About: This is an entry from the blog of Kildare-based photographer Ed Mooney. It contains four black and white photographs of the Ogham Stone in the village of Donard. The accompanying text explains the background of the stone. Please visit Ed’s original blog to view the complete entry. In addition, some of the comments on Ed’s blog point the reader to additional information on the Ogham Stone.

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Some of you might remember this from a post I did for the Monochrome Madness Challenge a couple of weeks ago. I was really excited about this stone as it was the first Ogham stone that I have encountered in person. I found it in the small rural village of Donard in Co. Wicklow as I was heading home from my recent explorations at the Monastic City in Glendalough. Donard takes it’s name from Dún Ard – High Fort – the ruins of which are said to still be visible above the town.  Situated on a small public green, to the center of the village. It shares this space with a religious shrine and a nice little park bench, surrounded by well cared for flower beds. I am only starting to study these stones, as I know very little about their history or purpose, so please bear with me. I…

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