Saints and Stones: Colaiste Ide Ogham Stones
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At Colaiste Ide, an Irish-speaking boarding school for girls, is a fine collection of ogham stones, which were collected from various locales by Lord Ventry.

Five of the stones are traditionally-shaped ogham stones while two are long, rounded water-rolled boulders known as pulvinars. The traditionally-shaped stones now have taken on an orange hue, assumed to have been brought about by the growth of lichen on the stones. Also present at this site is a small, font-like bullaun stone.

Translations of the writing on the stones may be found at the Megalithic Ireland website cited below.

About the Colaiste Ide Ogham Stones

Megalithic Portal: Colaiste Ide Ogham Stones
Megalithic Ireland: Colaiste Ide
Megalithomania: Colaiste Ide Ogham Stones
Ancient Ireland: Colaiste Ide

Journey to the Colaiste Ide Ogham Stones

The Colaiste Ide Ogham Stones are located off the R559 approximately 1-1/2 miles west of the town of Dingle, County Kerry, Ireland. The sign for Colaiste Ide is on the left side of the road.

Ordnance Survey Map (V421998)

Visitors Information

Visitors and general tourist information for the Dingle Peninsula may be found on the Dingle Peninsula Visitors Guide website.

Additional Photos of the Colaiste Ide Ogham Stones

Road Sign for Colaiste Ide Ogham Stones
Descriptive Sign at Colaiste Ide Ogham Stones
The Seven Colaiste Ide Ogham Stones
Close-Up of Stones, Colaiste Ide Ogham Stones
Close-Up of Pulvinar Stone, Colaiste Ide Ogham Stones
Bullaun Stone, Colaiste Ide Ogham Stones


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