The Cross and Ogham inscription


Cross Inscribed Ogham Stone

After visiting the Dromkeare stone row, we decided to try and locate the cross inscribed ogham stone in the same townland. None of the locals knew of it's existence, but the chap that gave us permission to visit the row, described seeing a stone in the area marked on our map. He thought it was a scratching post for cattle. The ogham stone is situated in an overgrown ecclesiastical enclosure. It stands 1.81 metres high. A large cross potent is carved on the west face of the red sandstone. An ogham inscription on the northwest angle reads;

[TI]DONNAMAQDOMNG[.]NN Sullivan, A. 1996.

It proved quite tricky to get to the site, it involved walking over rusty girders, across a fast flowing river, and worse was to come. Upon leaving the enclosure we came across a couple of bulls, the youngest was not to happy to see us. He was huffing and puffing, I really thought he was going to charge. I am just thankful I was wearing my brown trousers. Please do not visit this site without permission.

Situated: On Private Property. Because of our experience I am not going to encourage anyone to visit this site.

Discovery Map 83: V 5450 6838. Last visit June 2018.

Longitude: 10° 6' 42" W

Latitude: 51° 50' 56" N

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Photos: Jim Dempsey.

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