Our Ancient Landscapes- Hunter Gatherers in Ireland
Built/Urban Heritage & Archaeology /
The first peoples to have left substantial evidence of their ways of life in the Irish past were the hunter-gatherers of the Mesolithic period (‘Middle Stone Age’ dating to c. 10,000 to 6,000 years ago in Ireland).
This Ogham writing system or script was created for an early form of the Irish language. Our earliest ogham inscriptions on stone are approximately dated on linguistic grounds to between the 4th and the 7th century AD. Over 400 known examples of ogham stones and fragments of various shapes and sizes have survived, each with its own unique biography or story.