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CIIC 51. Knickeen, Co. Wicklow

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© Stephen McCullagh 2010-05-14
© Stephen McCullagh 2010-05-14
© Stephen McCullagh 2010-05-14

National Monuments Service Record Number: WI022-012----

Site Type

Unassociated

Description

Site

'Situated on level ground in forestry' (Grogan and Kilfeather 1997, 35-6).

Monument

'Granite monolith, narrower at the base than at the top (2.37m x 2.03m (top)- 1.02m (base) x 0.58m) with long axis aligned E-W' (Grogan and Kilfeather 1997, 35-6). 'Pieces broken from stone' (Macalister 1916, 230). The 3D model shows large cracks in the stone which are otherwise largely hidden by the lichen and texture of the stone.

Text

up on NE edge, picked. 'Scores broad and shallow' (Macalister 1916, 231).

Transliteration

MAQI NILI

Translation

'of the son of Nilos?'

Commentary

  • Although a spelling NELI might be expected (nom. *Néll, Mod. Ir. Níall) Macalister's (1945, 231) reading NILI is clearly correct.

Locations

Found

On level ground in forestry (recently cleared around stone) in townland of Knickeen, barony of Upper Talbotstown. (GPS coordinates -6.536390, 52.995927)

Original

Find location probably original site

Last recorded

On site. The present location of this stone may be accessed via the National Monuments Service Historic Environment viewer on www.archaeology.ie.

History of Recording

Inscription identified by Macalister from a slide in 1916. Marked 'The Long Stone' on 6' Ordenance Survey map.

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