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CIIC 166. Ballinvoher, Co. Kerry.

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National Monuments Service Record Number: KE045-105----

Site Type

Unknown

Description

Site

Reported to have been found in the townland of Ballinvoher but no such townland exists. It may have come from, or near, Ballinvoher graveyard in the townland of Rathduff (An Rath Dubh) (2 other ogham stones at this site: CIIC 194, CIIC 194a.)

Monument

1.22m x 0.47m x 0.10m (converted from Macalister 1945, 160).

Text

Vertical, Up. 'Inscription on the dexter angle and the top ... perfectly clear in every score' (Macalister 1945, 160).

Transliteration

COIMAGNI MAQI VITALIN

Translation

'of Cóemán son of Vitalinus'

Commentary

  • Cóem 'dear, precious' and diminutive suffix -agni (>-an(n)), cp. CIIC 71. Ahalisky III, Cork (COIMAGNI MAQI MUCOI G...)

  • VITALIN is the Latin name Vitalinus

  • This inscription may be dated to the first half of the sixth century based on the loss of the final -I of VITALIN and its preservation in COIMAGNI (McManus 1991, 94-5).

Locations

Found

Said to have been found in the townland of Ballinvoher but this is the name of a parish rather than a townland, (Macalister 1947, 160) in the barony of Corkaguiney. Precise coordinates unknown.

Original

GPS coordinates of possible original location -10.028243,52.168537

Last Recorded

National Museum of Ireland (NMI Ref. 1906:205), 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)

Recording

first mentioned in 1894 by Graves, C. (Macalister 1947, 160).

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