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CIIC 198. Coolmagort II, Co. Kerry

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'of Mac-Rithe son of Mac-Duimle descendant of Toicacas?'


As noted by others, including McManus (1991, 53, 112), three of the seven stones at this site appear to commemorate members of the kin group of *Toicacas (see also TOICAKI on CIIC 197 and TOICAC on CIIC 200). This name has been equated by MacNeill (1911, 69, n.1.) with the population known as Tóecraige.

Mahon (1990, 13) has convincingly suggested an identification for three of the names of the descendants of *Toicacas occurring on both this stone and on CIIC 197 to be found 'at the head of the Rawlinson B.502 genealogy for the Glasraige'.

The personal name MAQI-RITEAS occurs in a later form (MAQI-RITE) at Rockfield (Co. Kerry, CIIC 243). The Gurrane stone (Co. Kerry, CIIC 252) appears to have the second element, DUMELI, of the other personal name here (McManus 1991, 180, n.50).

Vowel affection is present here with -EAS for -IAS in both personal names. This indicates a date of approximately the end of the 5th century (McManus 1991, 94, 97, 115). However, it should also be taken into consideration that there is evidence for a corrected error here at the -EAS of -RITEAS, which may indicate that the process of apocope had already begun, as in the case of CIIC 197.

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