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CIIC 246a. Ardcanaght I, Co. Kerry

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© COPYRIGHT, 2009 2009-01-01

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National Monuments Service Record Number: KE047-026001-

Site Type

Children'a burial ground



According to the landowner, the Ardcanaght ogham stones (CIIC 246a and 246b) came from a nearby children's burial ground (KE047-037----, 'Killeen Old Burial Ground' on historical OS maps).


0.42m (above ground) x 0.43m x 0.15m (dimensions from 3d data). 'A rectangular slab with an inscription on one of the long edges. As the bottom of the slab is lost, as well as about half of the inscribed edge of the surviving portion' (Macalister 1945, 241).


'There is nothing of more than statistical value left of the inscription ... the I has lost its two last scores by the fracture' (Macalister 1945, 241). The V is currently below ground level.


[ ... ]V MAQỊ [ ... ]


? son of ?




Discovered in an old graveyard on this townland of Ardcanaght in the barony of Trughanacmy (Macalister 1945, 241). (GPS coordinates -9.725042, 52.165998)


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Last Recorded

In a modern enclosure with CIIC 246b and a boulder with rock art. The present location of this stone may be accessed via the National Monuments Service public map viewer on www.archaeology.ie. (GPS coordinates -9.725848, 52.169079)

History of Recording

Discovered by members of the Tralee Field Club in the mid 1940s (Macalister 1945, 241).


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