Are standing stones Celtic? The Australian Standing Stones in Glen Innes pays tribute to the Celtic heritage of the early European settlers to the district. The site serves as a cultural gathering place for people from the Celtic communities; the Irish, Welsh, Cornish, Scottish, Manx and Bretons.
What is the Irish sacred stone? The Lia Fáil (Irish: [ˌl̠ʲiə ˈfˠaːlʲ]; meaning “Stone of Destiny” or “Speaking Stone” to account for its oracular legend) is a stone at the Inauguration Mound (Irish: an Forrad) on the Hill of Tara in County Meath, Ireland, which served as the coronation stone for the High Kings of Ireland.
What are the Ogham stones in Ireland? Ogham stones are stones on which short marks were made in groups of between one and five notches, strokes or diagonal lines, usually on the edge of the stone. Each group signifies a sound in Old Irish, and they are the oldest surviving written form of the language which is still spoken in this area.
What is a standing stone used for? Standing stones may have been erected as boundary markers or indicators of routeways dating back to the Bronze or Iron Ages (c. 2400 BC – AD 500). They may act as a commemorative monument, and some can include carvings such as Ogham or early Christian crosses. Standing stones have also been known to mark burial places.