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CIIC 191. Lugnagappul II (LOG NA gCAPALL), Co. Kerry.

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National Monuments Service Record Number: KE054-033004-

Site Type

Cairn

Description

Site

'Cnoc na Fola is a low, sub-rectangular cairn located on the low ridge overlooking Minard to S. The level field in which it occurs is named Páirc na Fola and was traditionally the scene of a bloody battle in ancient times. The cairn reputedly marks the graves of those slain. It measures 7.4 x 8.2m and is .6m high. The cairn material is a mixture of earth and stones many of which are quartz. Four low standing stones occur along the perimeter and 3 further prostrate slabs may formerly have stood upright. Two of the standing stones bear ogham inscriptions' (see also CIIC 190) (Cuppage et al, 255).

Monument

'A pulvinar, but it has been split longitudinally'. 0.91m x 0.37m x 0.19m (converted from Macalister 1945, 184). The middle standing stone in the line of three (the fourth is lower and less obvious).

Text

Inscription pocked up 'on the dexter angle of the eastern face' (Macalister 1945, 184).

Transliteration

GAMICUNAS

Translation

'of Gaimiuc?'

Commentary

  • GAMICUNAS is a compound of gam 'winter' and (gen. con) 'hound, wolf' (McManus 1991, 102, 105).

  • This is one of the inscriptions listed by McManus (1991, 93-4) to be among the earliest in the corpus showing no trace of vowel affection (as opposed to the -EAS ending of GOSOCTEAS). It may be dated to the first half, or the early second half, of the fifth century (McManus 1991, 97).

Locations

Found

Found where it still stands at the perimeter of the cairn in the townland of Lugnagappul, barony of Corkaguiney. (GPS coordinates, approximate location only -10.130758, 52.135851)

Original

Find location probably original site

Last Recorded

Still standing at the perimeter of the cairn where it was discovered along with the second ogham stone at this site.

History of Recording

First mentioned by Brash in 1879 (Macalister 1945, 183).

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