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CIIC 274. Drumlohan III, Co. Waterford

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National Monuments Service Record Number: WA024-033008-

Site Type




Souterrain discovered on removing the outer bank at NW of an Early ecclesiastical site. Ten ogham stones were used in the construction of the rectangular chamber (Moore 1999, 151, 172-3) - five as lintels, which are now removed and placed upright beside the souterrain, and five as lining stones for the sides, which are still in position.


'The fifth lintel'. Greenstone, 1.55m x 0.33m x 0.17m (converted from Macalister 1945, 270).


'Inscription chiselled on two angles (up-down). The top of the stone is broken off, and with it has gone the middle of the inscription... The fracture passes just above the third score of a letter on the B-side, following 3I at the top of the dexter edge, and through the first score of the letter at the top of the sinister edge.' (Macalister 1945, 269-70).


MAQI-INI[  ̣  ̣ ?   ̣  ̣ MAQI(?) QE(?)]TTEAS



  • Regarding Macalister's reading [QE]TTEAS with supplied QE-, compare CIIC. 248 Bawnaglanna, Co. Kerry (...QET[IA?]S M[A?]Q TRENIL[U?...] and CIIC. 311 Dromconwell, Co. Armagh (DINEGLO MAQI QETAIS) (McManus 1991, 116).



Discovered used as the fifth lintel of a souterrain (Macalister 1945, 270) in townland of Drumlohan and barony of Decies without Drum. (GPS coordinates -7.465370, 52.163318)



Last Recorded

Erected beside the souterrain on site at Drumlohan. The present location of this stone may be accessed via the National Monuments Service Historic Environment viewer on www.archaeology.ie.

History of Recording

Discovered in 1867 and identified by William Williams of Dungarvan, but ogham inscriptions not fully read until souterrain was dismantled in 1936 (Macalister 1945, 267).


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