Top of stone, nearest edge

Ballyboodan Ogham Stone

AKA Kilcurl Ogham Stone

The Ballyboodan ogham stone is enormous, one of the largest stone slabs I have ever seen. The stone measures 2.31 metres by 1.75 m and is 0.23 m thick. It was standing erect until the 1840s. The ogham script is on the dexter edge reading up. From the bottom of the stone, furthest away from the stile, it is on the left hand side. It reads:

CORBI KOI MAQI LABRID[--

Most of the of the letters are worn and some, where the top of the stone has broken away, are missing.

Situated: From Knocktopher head south on the R448 for about 700 metres. Then turn right (Sign-posted Carrickshock). After 600 metres keep left at the fork. The site is 500 metres down here on your right.

Discovery Map 67: S 5282 3567. Last visit July 2017.

Longitude:7° 13' 21" W

Latitude: 52° 28' 12" N

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Photos: Anne-Karoline Distel and Jim Dempsey.

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