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CIIC 253. Killorglin, Co. Kerry.

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National Monuments Service Record Number: DU018-393----

Site Type

Souterrain

Description

Site

Souterrain ('rath cave') in the vicinity of Killorglin is all that is known of the original site (O'Sullivan et al 1996, 244).

Monument

1.2m x 0.45m x 0.42m (O'Sullivan et al 1996, 244).

Text

Vertical, Up. In addition to the clear inscription transcribed below, 'Macalister noted three vowel strokes near the top of the stone which, he suggested, represent the end of an earlier inscription. It seems equally possible, however, that they are a continuation of this inscription (information: F. Moore)' (O'Sullivan et al 1996, 244).

Transliteration

GALEOTOS

Translation

Commentary

Locations

Found

in a souterrain somewhere near Killorglin (Macalister 1947, 247) in the barony of Trughanacmy. Precise coordinates unknown. (GPS coordinates, approximate location only -9.778697, 52.106495)

Original

Unknown

Last Recorded

National Museum of Ireland (NMI Ref. 1885:431), 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 1877 by Graves, C. (Macalister 1947, 247).

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