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Dowrgi
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    Hi David,

    There are indeed many ogham stones in Ireland and western Britain, however, direct evidence of their being connected to druids is lacking – at least from an archaeologist’s point of view. In addition, there’s scant evidence that ogham was really used before the Christian period, so linking this again to the druids is problematic – as usual, we’re in the realm of could be, may be and might be.

    Digressing a little, it is interesting that some of these stones may have been “re-used”, that is to say, they were older stones dating from the Neolithic. Obviously, some idea of power or importance was still being attached to them. Similarly, in the Welsh stanzas of the graves -Englynion y Beddau, the warrior-heroes from British legend and lore are associated with dolmens and stones far, far older.

    Bennathow
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