ME02209 - CASTLEKEERAN - Ogham stone

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Castlekeeran Ogham stone bearing the inscription ‘COVAGNI MAQI MUCOI LUGUNI’. Ogham stones were the first example of a written Irish language.

An ogham stone (H c. 0.6m) was unearthed in the graveyard (ME016-006007-) of the early monastery of Diseart Chiarain (ME016-006----) in 1898 and it is set up incorrectly with the top below. It is just N of the church remains, and has been read as: COVAGNI MAGI MUCOI LUGUNI (O'Connell 1957, 26; Macalister 1945, vol. 1, 46). However, a more recent interpretation (Heery and Newman Maguire 2012) has identified further letters and provides the reading: T_COVAGNI MAQI MUCOI LUGUNI ITI, and they suggest that the person commemorated is Segéne of Clara whose death is recorded in the Annals of Tigernach in 784. Compiled by: Michael Moore Date of revised upload; 6 June, 2014 Amended: 21 July 2022

Description Source: Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage

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