Derrynane Beg

Ogham Stone

One of the sites we wished to visit on our recent trip to Kerry was the Abbey at Derrynane on the Iveragh Peninsula. This is also known as the Ring of Kerry. At Caherdaniel we took a left turn for Derrynane and on our left we saw this splendid 2.11 metre high ogham stone standing in a small clearing. According to Macallister R.A.S. the ogham stone had been rescued by the Office of Public Works from a bed in the sand below the tide-mark around the middle of the last century and re-erected on the shore close by. Macallister's reading is below.M

ANM LLATIGNI MAQ M[I]N[E]RC M[UCOI] Q[--]CI

The letters between the brackets are open to interpretation as they are very worn. The stone has been dated c.500-550 AD.

Situated: From Caherdaniel on the N70 take a left turn for Derrynane. After a sharp left and then a sharp right bend you will see the stone on your left.

Discovery Map 83: V 5356 5897. Last visit July 2011.

Longitude:  10° 7' 17" W

Latitude:  51° 45' 51" N

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Photos: Jim Dempsey and Deb Snelson.

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