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CIIC 10. Breastagh, Co. Mayo

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Transcription

Dexter angle: L ... G̣G̣ ... SD ... LENGẸṢCẠ[D]
Sinister angle: MAQ CORRBṚI MAQ AMMLLỌṆG̣[I]ṬT

Translation

'... son of Coirpre son of Amalgaid'

Commentary

Macalister (1945, 15) suggests that 'the barony of Tirawley, where this stone stands, takes its name from the fifth-century local king Amalgaid; as Amlongad is an early form of this name, and as the king had a son,Coirpre, it is quite likely that this stone is actually a monument of a member of his family'. MacNeill (1909, 332) also, identified this name as - Amlongaid / Amolngaid, king of Connacht, who died between 440 and 450. However, McManus (1991, 53) cautions that the condition of this stone 'is such as to leave some doubt as to its reading and its language would appear to be more than two generations removed from the mid-fifth century'. Apparantly syncopated CORRB*RI (indicated by asterisk, cf. CIIC 106 CORIBIRI) would suggest a late sixth or early seventh century date (McManus 1991, 96-7).

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