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CIIC 207. Kilcoolaght East II, Co. Kerry

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National Monuments Service Record Number: KE065-003005-

Site Type

Burial ground



'Kilcoolaght Burial Ground/Cill Chuallachta (KE065-003001-): This site is located N of Macgillycuddy's Reeks on slightly elevated ground, a short distance W of the Finglas river. Described as a 'fort' and a 'burial ground' in the OSNB (Killorglin, 38), it is depicted on the first edition of the OS map as a small circular enclosure. It was described by Brash (1879, 228) as 'slightly raised above the level of the field, and about fifteen feet in diameter; it had evidently been much larger, but has been encroached on . . . [It] is an irregular circle without any fence, and stuck full of Dallans, from 12 in. to 4 ft. in height, several of which are inscribed’. Brash also recorded a tradition that a church (KE065-003003-) formerly stood on a rectangular area of untilled ground ‘a few yards from the cilleen'. No trace of this church is now apparent' (O'Sullivan et al 1996, no. 950).


0.73m x 0.13m x 0.12m (O'Sullivan et al 1996, no. 950). Macalister (1945, 202) describes it as the 'top of a stone'.


Inscribed (up-down). The first two scores of a possible E are lost by a fracture. Macalister suggests a name like RITTUVVECC (cf. VI from same site CIIC 211, Macalister 1945, 202-3). The extreme top is also flaked, carrying off a number of scores in the second name. These have been restored by Macalitser (1945, 203) in his sketch of the stone. Gippert disagrees with Macalister's proposed reconstruction stating that there is not enough space between the L and the G to restore a U. However, as we do not know the dimensions of the lost section of stone, we cannot confirm or reject Macalister's suggestion.


[  ̣  ̣ ?   ̣  ̣]ẸCC MAQI L[UGUQ]ṚRIT


'of ? son of Luccreth'




along with a number of other ogham stones and fragments in a small area of a field (recorded as a burial ground) in the townland of Kilcoolaght East and barony of Dunkerron North. (GPS coordinates -9.745808, 52.073955)


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Last Recorded

In a modern enclosure in a large field on private land. The present location of this stone may be accessed via the National Monuments Service Historic Environment viewer on www.archaeology.ie.

History of Recording

According to Brash (1879, 228), the site was visited on several occasions by Windele and by Brash himself in 1869.


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