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CIIC 255. Tinnahally I, Co. Kerry.

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National Monuments Service Record Number: KE057-105001-

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'Two stones [were] raised from the souterrain of a fort, the name of which is given as `Lisnareabh'' (Macalister 1945, 249). There is a ringfort (KE057-006----) in the townland of Tinnahally named 'Lisnareabagh' on the OS 6-inch map, which contains a souterrain (KE057-006001-, ASI database: www.archaeology.ie). Local information has confirmed that the ogham stones came from this fort know as 'Lisnareveagh' .


'Clay-slate', 1.83m x 0.30m x 0.28m (converted from Macalister 1945, 249).


'Inscribed up-top-down... The inscription is palimpsest, but most of the older writing has been spalled away. It was chisel-cut, in contrast to the later inscription, which is pocked' (Macalister 1945, 249). The gap between the G and E of DOLIGENN in the later inscription may be to avoid an uneven section of the stone, as suggested by Macalister (1945, 251).


Remains of earlier inscription (Macalister's reading): CỊ[  ̣  ̣ ?   ̣  ̣]ḶẠ MAQQ̣I [  ̣  ̣ ?   ̣  ̣]ḄAGN/Ị
Later inscription: ANM VURUDDRANN MAQ/Ị DỌ/LIGvac.ENN


'name/inscription of Furudrán son of Doiligén'


  • The name of the person commemorated in the later inscription, VURUDDRANN - OIr. Furudrán, for + odor 'dun' + -án diminutive suffix (McManus 1991, 105) - is attested occasionally in the annals and genealogies and also appears in CIIC 225 (VORUDRAN) from Gortacreenteen? Co. Kerry (now at Adare Manor). The father's name, DOLIGENN - OIr. Doiligén or Duiligén - is also attested in later sources (Ziegler 1994, 65).

  • The later inscription may be approximately dated to the the middle or second half of the sixth century owing to the abscence of endings in the names (-ANN, earlier -AGNI; -ENN, earlier -EGNI or -NAS?) while the ending -I appears to be retained in the formula word MAQI (McManus 1991, 95, 97).



in a souterrain of a ringfort in the townland of Tinnahally in the barony of Trughanacmy. The original location of this stone may be accessed via the National Monuments Service Historic Environment viewer on www.archaeology.ie. Precise coordinates unknown. (GPS coordinates, approximate location only -9.749639, 52.126506)



Last Recorded

National Museum of Ireland (NMI Ref. 1872:18) storage facility at Daingean, Co. Offaly. The present location of this stone may be accessed via the National Monuments Service Historic Environment viewer on www.archaeology.ie. (GPS coordinates -7.293674, 53.299424)


Discovered in 1848 on lands in the occupation of a man called Foley, innkeeper of Killorglin, who showed them to Windele. (Macalister 1945, 249) cites an article by Brash in 1873 as the first publication of the stone.


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