SMR KE078-007


Site

Marked on the OS maps as 'Gallaun', this ogham stone is located on a natural terrace on the lower SW slopes of Geokaun hill, Valencia Island, from which commanding views may be had to S and W.
A second ogham stone stands 400m to NE in Kildreenagh ecclesiastical site (KE078-009004-). Of irregular elevation, this large stone rises to a maximum height of 2.4m, measures .77m x .45m at base and is aligned NNW-SSE. It inclines somewhat to NE and carries the inscription along its SE angle. Macalister's revised reading (1945, 226-7) of this is:
. . . ]ERRLONNA MAQI R[U]T[E]N[I]
The very weathered and uneven surface of the stone detracts from the general clarity of the inscription. The first stroke of the L is unclear, as is the final stroke of the second N. The next character appears to be M rather than A.
Only two notches of the first I are discernible, and the first stroke of the third R is incomplete. The first stroke of the T and the final E and I are doubtful.
The above description is derived from A. O'Sullivan and J. Sheehan (compilers), 'The Iveragh peninsula: an archaeological survey of South Kerry'. Cork University Press (1996), no. 912. In certain instances the entries have been revised and updated in the light of recent research.

An Chúil Thoir (Cool East)


Site recorded by Kathleen Reen