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CIIC 119. Monataggart II, Co.Cork

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National Monuments Service Record Number: CO061-022003-

Site Type

Souterrain

Description

Site

Possible souterrain of 'about eighteen feet in length, five feet in width and five in depth ...... at the end of which were some wood ashes and the appearance of a small flue' (Quarry 1896, 382).

Monument

1 of 4 Ogam stones re-used in the construction of underground chambers (possible souterrain and possible long cist burial) at this site. 1 of 2 'upright stones' in souterrain (Quarry 1896, 382). Clayslate, broken in two, 0.91m x 0.39m x 0.11m (converted from Macalister 1945, 118). In October 2011 Kaaren Moffat, a UCC PhD student researching ogham stones, re-discovered yet another fragment from this stone. Macalister had only noted 2 fragments but, after checking the measurements of the fragments against Macalister's measurements, Kaaren realised that the third piece had broken away after Macalister had surveyed it. The third fragment is in fact the back of the top half and has the distal ends of the consonant scores (MQD).

Text

Up on one angle. 'The first name is repeated in minute pinscrapes underneath its formal presentation in the finished inscription: presumably the lapidary's memorandum of the name which he had been commissioned to carve' (Macalister 1945, 119).

Transliteration

DALAGNI MAQI DALI

Translation

'of Dallán son of Dall'

Commentary

  • The fact that the endings (-AGNI, -I) are in tact in both personal names would suggest a possible pre 6th-century date (McManus 1991, 97).

  • Dall 'blind' and diminutive suffix -agni (>-an(n), Dallán), cp. 230. Cloghanecarhane, Kerry D[...]A[.C.] AVI DALAGNI [MAQI C ...]) in an unidentified gentilic name (McManus 1991, 112).

  • McManus (1991, p 112) notes this inscription as an example of the repetition of an element of the father's name in the son's.

Locations

Found

In possible souterrain with 2 other Ogam stones (4th: 118. in possible long cist) in the townland of Monataggart, parish of Donoughmore, barony of East Muskerry. The original location of this stone may be accessed via the National Monuments Service Historic Environment viewer on www.archaeology.ie. (GPS coordinates -8.787796,51.976513)

Original

Unknown

Last Recorded

National Museum of Ireland (NMI Ref. 1874:92), Dublin. The present location of this stone may be accessed via the National Monuments Service Historic Environment viewer on www.archaeology.ie. (GPS coordinates -6.254558,53.340408)

History of Recording

Found in 1872 by Mr. Patrick Cogan (Brash/Quarry)

References

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