Ogham (script) inscribed stone on the green in Donard, County Wicklow, Ireland.
Ogham is the earliest form of writing found in Ireland, it is also found in western parts of Britain particularly Pembrokeshire. Ogham script is broadly considered to date to around the 4th century AD and remained in use for around 500 years, although scholars argue about its date range and origins. The Ogham alphabet is written with parallel strokes either abutt or cross a straight line (often a corner) to form twenty characters. Most Ogham inscriptions represent personal names.
The Donard Ogham stone stands 1.5 metres tall. The stone has previously been in at least a couple of other nearby places before being moved to the green in the centre of Donard in 1995. Although the inscription is worn and damaged it has been translated (in 1897) as “IAQINI KOI MAQI MUC … .”
Photographed: 13 April 2016
Model Built: 3 July 2016
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