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CIIC 120. Monataggart III, Co.Cork

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National Monuments Service Record Number: CO061-022004-

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, 1.88m x 0.36m x 0.27m (converted from Macalister 1945, 119).

Text

Up on one angle with the final -S on the top of the stone.

Transliteration

BROINIENAS KOI NETTA-TTRENALUGOS

Translation

'of BrĂ³en? here of Nad-Trianlug'

Commentary

  • 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. It may be dated to the first half, or the early second half, of the fifth century (McManus 1991, 97).

  • The name BROINIONAS is recorded in three other ogham inscriptions (CIIC 151 Ballinrannig, Co. Kerry; CIIC 280 Drumlohan, Co. Waterford and CIIC 295 Knockboy, Co Waterford). However, the reading is only relatively certain in this case and in CIIC 151 Ballinrannig, Co. Kerry, which has the expected ending -IONAS.

  • 'KOI, which is invariably written with the first supplementary character X and is alone among formula words in not being attested later, has been explained as a word defining locality, 'here', analogous to HIC IACIT in the British inscriptions though it is never used in these ' (McManus 1991, 119).

  • McManus (1991, 109-10) gives a full discussion of the forms NIOT(T)A and NET(T)A 'nephew (sister's son), champion'. cf. CIIC 26. Donaghmore

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. 1874:93), 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)

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