|Discovery:||recognised, 1782 Pelham, H.|
|History:||According to Macalister/1945, 144, this stone was found `in an ancient burial-ground, callled Kilvickillane, on the shore of Smerwick Bay'. It was subsequently transferred in 1848 to Chute Hall, near Tralee, where it remains.|
|Geology:||Macalister/1945, 147: `Grit'.|
|Dimensions:||0.97 x 0.39 x 0.175 (converted from Macalister/1945)|
Macalister/1945, 145--147: `this stone was found in an ancient burial-ground, callled Kilvickillane, on the shore of Smerwick Bay...It was taken to his residence, Chute Hall, near Tralee'.
|Condition:||incomplete , poor|
Macalister/1945, 147: `...the top is broken and the lettering worn'.
|Decorations:||no other decoration|
|Macalister, R.A.S. (1897):||G[E]BB[AI]SMAQQ[IT]AN[AI]S|
G[E]BB[AIS] MAQQ[I T]AN[AI]S
Macalister/1897 29--30 reading only
|Macalister, R.A.S. (1945):||LUBBAISMAQQIDUN[--]S|
LUBBAIS MAQQI DUN[--]S
Macalister/1945 147--148 reading only
|McManus, D. (1991):||LU[BB]IAS[--|
McManus/1991 67 reading only
|Orientation:||vertical up along down|
|Position:||n/a ; arris ; n/a ; undecorated|
Macalister/1945, 147: `pocked'.
|Ling. Notes:||See McManus/1991, 116.|
Macalister/1945, 147--148: `...the lettering worn...The first letter looks like a G, but the halves are not in line, and moreover display a difference in craftsmanship. Apparently the lapidary made two scores on the wrong side, and was obliged to correct his error afterwards by putting two other scores on the right side. We must, therefore, read D or L, with a preference for L under the influence of LOBBI at Legan Castle (34). The next vowel is certainly U; the letter following it may be L or BB, with a preference for the latter. Then come six equidistant vowel notches, AI or IA: the following letters: S M A Q Q I are certain, though I345 are broken.
The top of the stone is chipped. There is one H-score, followed by another not so clear, and by a spall-matrix which might have held three scores (H-scores or vowel notches only). Then N: DUN is as near to certainty as we can get. Then there is room for 7 or 8 scores before the turn of the angle on to the sinister side, below which we find the distal ends of an S. The missing letters in this name must have been H-scores or vowels; such a word as Dunattaswould fill the space, though, as before, this is given merely as a modulus of measurement, not as a suggested restoration'.