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CIIC 146. Ballineanig (Originally Reask/AN RIASC), Co. Kerry.

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National Monuments Service Record Number: KE042-151----

Site Type

Unassociated

Description

Site

Unassociated site in a peat-bog in the townland of Reask (AN RIASC). This ogham stone was found along with a quernstone, a quantity of burned wood, a metal pot and a portion of basket work. Discovered lying 1.8 to 2.1m below the surface and 1.2m above the base of the peat section (Cuppage et al, 256).

Monument

0.86m x 0.23m x 0.08m (converted from Macalister 1945, 142) or 1.17m x 0.20m x 0.12m (Cuppage et al, 256), broken at top. Also, small plain cross low down on opposite face.

Text

on two angles, up-up. Some letters missing where stone broken at top. The scores and notches are also quite damaged, particularly along the first angle, for example the first two scores of the R.

Transcription

LỤGỤQṚỊT MAQ̣[I]/ QRITTỊ

Translation

'of Luccreth son of Creth'

Commentary

Locations

Found

Originally found by P. McDonnell in a peat-bog in the townland of Reask, barony of Corkaguiney. Precise coordinates unknown. Re-discovered by Hitchcock in 1848 re-used as cabin door lintel in townland of Ballineanig. (GPS coordinates, approximate location only -10.390985,52.163929)

Original

Find location possibly original site

Last Recorded

National Museum of Ireland (NMI Ref. W.5), 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

Recorded by Hitchcock in 1848.

References

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