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Drummin II, Co. Roscommon

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National Monuments Service Record Number: RO015-051004-

Site Type

Ringfort/rath

Description

Site

'On a gentle SW-facing slope. Circular grass-covered area with mature deciduous trees (diam. 55m E-W; 54m N-S) defined by an earthen bank ... [Two] standing stones (RO015-051001-; RO015-051003-) are inside the perimeter at SW, the first with an ogham inscription. In 1985 a second ogham stone (RO015-051004-) was discovered in the bank that became dislodged and is now lying on top of the bank at SW' (NMS Survey database).

When visiting the site to scan the ogham stones in July 2014 this ogham stone was found lying on the ground outside the bank of the ringfort. The local OPW rolled the stone over at this time so that the inscription on the second angle could be recorded.

Monument

Sandstone, 1.90m x 0.55m x 0.35m (SMR file).

Text

On two angles with very different carving styles. 'The right-hand angle was visible in 1985 and the inscription ran unusually up this angle. It was read at the time by F. Moore as: RAVASA KOI MAQQI DO....U, but none of the left-hand angle could be read (SMR file)' (NMS Survey database). The inscription revealed on the left-hand angle is not as finely carved as that on the right. Also, the stone is damaged at this side and only the B-surface survives.

Transliteration

Right-hand angle: RAVASẠ KOỊ MAQQỊ Ḍ/̣Ṭ[ ... ]L
Left-hand angle: ṢẸṆṆ

Translation

Commentary

Locations

Found

In 1985 while cleaning scrub this ogham stone was discovered protruding from the bank of rath (RO015-051002-), and subsequently became dislodged (NMS Survey database), in the townland of Drummin and barony of Castlereagh. (GPS coordinates -8.369872, 53.834331)

Original

Unknown

Last Recorded

When visiting the site to scan the ogham stones in July 2014 this stone was found lying on the ground outside the bank of the ringfort. Accoding to the landowner, it had fallen from the bank some time ago National Monuments Service Historic Environment viewer on www.archaeology.ie.

History of Recording

'The right-hand angle [only] was visible in 1985 and ... was read at the time by F. Moore (SMR file)' (NMS Survey database).

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