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CIIC 265. Ardmore III, Co. Waterford

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National Monuments Service Record Number: WA040-008007-

Site Type

Ecclesiastical

Description

Site

Early ecclesiastical site (Ard Mór/Uí Seasta – Ardocheasty townland). Early features at this site include St Declan's oratory, cathedral ruins (Romanesque), round tower, and 1 other ogham stone (CIIC 263) still on site inside cathedral walls and 1 other now in the National Museum of Ireland (CIIC 264).

Monument

This ogham stone has a small incised cross 'upon the sloping top of the stone, on the side opposite to the inscription'. Greenstone, 1.33m x 0.33m x 0.23m (converted from Macalister 1945, 260).

Text

'The Ogham is chiselled in small blunt scores, and in good condition', up (Macalister 1945, 260).

Translation

'Amatus'

Commentary

  • Example of a Latin name, Amatus 'beloved', in an Irish ogham inscription (McManus 1991, 113). AMADU is also a possible example of an o-stem dative singular used here instead of the genitive.

Locations

Found

In the graveyard at Ardmore on a low wall beside a grave (Macalister 1945, 260) at Ardmore early ecclesiastical site, townland of Ardocheasty and barony of Decies within Drum. (GPS coordinates -7.725973, 51.948556)

Original

Unknown

Last Recorded

On site at Ardmore in a corner of the chancel of the cathedral opposite the second on site ogham stone. The present location of this stone may be accessed via the National Monuments Service Historic Environment viewer on www.archaeology.ie. (GPS coordinates -7.725908, 51.948852)

History of Recording

Discovered c.1854 by Mr. R. Chearnley (Macalister 1945, 260).

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