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CIIC 99. Ballyhank III, Co. Cork

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National Monuments Service Record Number: CO085-067005-

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A souterrain (CO085-067002-) in the SW quadrant of a ringfort (CO085-067001-). 'The souterrain was a passage 52' long, in three sections, 18', 16' and 18' long respectively, on a slight zig-zag plan and with no expansion at either end' (Macalister 1945, 92-3).


1 of 6 Ogam stones re-used in the construction of a souterrain. Clayslate (Macalister 1945, 96). 1.20m x 0.50m x 0.25m (Poweret al 1997, 165)


'The scores are pocked and rubbed on one edge: the last two letters are on the top of the stone. The rest of the top angle has been battered; there seems to have been a continuation of the inscription running along here and down the sinister angle, of which no trace now remains' (Macalister 1945, 96-7). Three notches of the first I are just about legible on the 3d model along with four notches of the second I.







In souterrain with 5 other Ogam stones in Ballyhank, barony of East Muskerry. (GPS coordinates -8.609923,51.831600)



Last Recorded

National Museum of Ireland (NMI Ref. 1872:22), 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

Discovered by Cork antiquaries Windele, Abelland Hawkes in 1846. Macalister (1945, 92-3) records the removal of all ogham stones from their original location in the Ballyhank souterrain, 'one of these was purchased from the local farmer by F. M. Jennings in 1846, and presented by him to the Royal Irish Academy (PRIA 3: 213, without any statement of provenance): in 1849 Windele removed the remaining stones to his own residence'. All six were later re-united in the National Museum of Ireland collection.


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