|Discovery:||first mentioned, 1879 Brash, R.R.|
|History:||First recorded as Brash/1879, 255.|
Macalister/1945, 266: `formerly lying uncared-for beside a holy well...[now] re-erected by the Waterford County Council, and enclosed with a wall to protect [it]...and the well from cattle...the stone, when I saw it first, was broken into three pieces...The fragments have now been cemented together by the good offices of the County Council.'
|Geology:||Macalister/1945, 266: `Grit'.|
|Dimensions:||1.22 x 0.38 x 0.15 (converted from Macalister/1945)|
Macalister/1945, 266, `formerly lying uncared-for beside a holy well...[now] re-erected by the Waterford County Council, and enclosed with a wall to protect [it]...and the well from cattle'.
|Condition:||incomplete , poor|
Macalister/1945, 266: `a large flake has dissappeared from the top of the stone'.
|Folklore:||Macalister/1945, 266, note 1, `I was told that [the damage]...was done by a man to obtain materials for a fence, but 'he lost the use of his fingers that night, and next morning the stones were back at the well'.|
|Decorations:||no other decoration|
|Macalister, R.A.S. (1945):||QRIT[-- ||| [O!]MAQ[I LO]BACONA ||| AVINEAGRACOLINEA|
QRIT[--]I MAQ[I LO]BACONA AVI NEAGRACOLINEA
Macalister/1945 266--267 reading only
|Orientation:||vertical up along down|
|Position:||n/a ; arris ; n/a ; undecorated|
Macalister/1945, 266: `inscribed on three angles (up-top-down-up-top)'.
|Date:||400 - 550 (Ziegler/1994)|
Macalister/1945, 266: `The middle of the inscription on the first inscribed face is lost...About 19 scores have been lost from the top of the first angle, and about 12 from the top of the stone…..Of the MAQI which follows, the B half of the M and the first three notches of the I are lost. The proximal ends of the L and of the B alone remain: the rest of the name LABACONA is quite clear'.