Coolmagort and Kilbonane Ogham Stones
On our way to the Gap of Dunloe we decided to visit this group of Ogham Stones. They are located in a small enclosure near the entrance to the Gap. The group consists of eight stones, seven of which were moved to here from a souterrain at Coolmagort, the other came from the ruined church at Kilbonane. I have numbered the stones starting from the left as you enter the enclosure.
Ogham Stone No. 1 which is now in an inverted position came from Kilbonane and bears three inscriptions.
B[...]AGNI MAQI ADDILONA -Baidagni son of ?
NIR[...]MN[I] DAGNI ESSI CONIDD ALA AMIT BAIDAGNI
Ogham Stone No. 2 NIOTTVRECC MAQI [--]GNI
Ogham Stone No. 4 MAQI-RITEAS MAQI MAQI-DDUMILEAS MUCOI TOICACI
Ogham Stone No 5 DEGOS MAQI MOCOI TOICAKI
Ogham Stone No 6 CUNACENA
Ogham Stone No 7 --]MC[--]GE[--]M [--]Q[--]D[--]
Ogham Stone No. 8 MAQI-DECEDA MAQI[--
Situated: From Killarney take the N72 west for 5 kilometres. Turn left on to the Gap Road (Sign-posted Gap of Dunloe). At T-Junction turn right. Keep to the right for 1 K. The ogham stones are on your right. They are marked on the opposite side on the OS Map.
Discovery Map 78: V 8795 9100. Last visit July 2011.
Longitude: 9° 38' 2" W
Latitude: 52° 3' 35" N
Photos: Jim Dempsey and Deb Snelson.