Treatises on the Ogham Script

Scope and Content

Copies of treatises on the Ogham script.

Administrative / Biographical History

Ogham is the earliest known example of Irish writing, and is believed to have originated in southern Ireland. The script uses a system of lineal symbols. There are many surviving examples of the writing on stones in Ireland and Britain, the earliest dating from the fourth century.

Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Purchased 1907.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

Other Finding Aids

Additional Manuscripts Catalogue.

Geographical Names