Ogham Stone

Knickeen Long Stone, is classified as a standing stone with ogham writing. This megalith stands approximately 8 feet high, with an ogham inscription reading "Maqi Nili". Ogham is the earliest form of writing in Ireland dating back to the early Christian era. This megalith was really hard to find as it was hidden in a forestry plantation, I would not have found it without a map. On my last visit to Knickeen I am glad to say that the trees were cleared from around this monument. For more on ogham writing click here



Situated: Four miles south-east from the village of Donard, Co Wicklow, you will come to a cross roads, on the right is the Glen of Imaal boundary and on your left a gateway into the woods, the pillarstone is about 40 yards into the woods on your right hand side.

Discovery Map 56: 9825 9490. last visit March 2009.

Longitude: 6° 32' 11" W

Latitude: 52° 59' 45" N

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Photos: Jim Dempsey.

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