Ballintaggart church (KE053-033001-) (site of) and old burial ground (KE053-033002-) /An Cheallúnach or An Lisín: This circular enclosure crowns the summit of a low, but prominent, hillock between Dingle Harbour and Trabeg.
Nine ogham stones have been collected from various locations (not precisely located) in the vicinity of the site and are now arranged in a circle within the enclosure. The flattened upper surface of this boulder, 1.1m long, bears a plain Latin cross and a natural fissure continues the line of its shaft down the centre of the stone. The ogham inscription reads: N(E)TTA-LAMINACCA KO(I) MAQQI MUCOI DO(VINIAS). The 1st E is no longer traceable but there is sufficient space for the relevant notches. The final notch of the 2nd I is also gone but was noted in earlier accounts. Only the first 2 letters of the final word are clear but Macalister (1945, 156-7) claimed that, apart from the vowels IA, it could be entirely deciphered. (Cuppage 1986, no. 820, no. 2)
This stone has been studied as part of the ‘Ogham in 3D’ project undertaken by the School of Celtic Studies, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies. To access details go to the following website: https://ogham.celt.dias.ie/search.php?ciic=163
Compiled by: Nora White
Date of upload: 26 October 2016
* 1. Cuppage, J. 1986 Corca Dhuibhne. Dingle Peninsula archaeological survey. Ballyferriter. OidhreachtChorca Dhuibhne.
* 2. Devane, C. 2001 An ogam-inscribed stone in Ballintaggart. Peritia 15, 369-72.
* 3. Macalister, R.A.S. 1945 Corpus inscriptionuminsularumcelticarum. Dublin. Stationery Office.
* 4. McManus, D. 1997 A guide to ogam. Maynooth: Monographs 4. Maynooth. An Sagart.