ME00421 - BALLINVALLY - Rock art

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A stone (max. dims 1.6m x 1.15m; T 0.3m) covered with cup and circle motifs on one side was recovered during land reclamation in 1969. The most striking and probably the primary motif is a cup with four rings and a radial line. Surrounding this and partly attached to it are four or five cups with three rings, two of which have radial lines. There are at least two cupmarks with two rings and two with one ring, while there could be two or three simple rings and five or more cupmarks of different sizes on the decorated surface. Some of the rings while they might not have radial lines can be open at one point. There are some cupmarks on the reverse side, and the stone is now in NMI (1969: 676). (Shee 1972; Shee Twohig 2001, 119; Shee-Twohig et al. 2010, 21; Eogan 2011, 6-7, No. 3) The above description is derived from the published 'Archaeological Inventory of County Meath' (Dublin: Stationery Office, 1987). In certain instances the entries have been revised and updated in the light of recent research. Compiled by: Michael Moore Date of revision: 3 March, 2017

Description Source: Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage

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53.7545, -7.10058

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