|Discovery:||first mentioned, 1822 Petrie, G.|
|History:||Petrie/1872, 62: `Drawn by Dr. Petrie at Clonmacnois, in the year 1822'.|
Macalister/1899, 116, records the slab as still on site.
Macalister/1909, 29: `To my great regret I failed utterly to find this slab on my third visit, though I twice ransacked the whole churchyard with the special purpose of re-discovering it'.
Macalister/1949, 54: `The slab is now lost'.
|Dimensions:||0.0 x 0.0 x 0.0 (Unknown)|
|Setting:||Lost (present 1901, missing 1905)|
|Location:||Macalister/1899, 116 records the stone as still on site, yet Macalister/1909, 29, records that he could not find the stone on his third visit in 1905.|
|Condition:||incomplete , n/a|
Macalister/1909, 29: `lower half of a...much worn slab'.
|Crosses:||1: latin; interlace; straight; half-round; circular; none; inner curv; none; decorated|
|Decorations:||geometric ribbon interlace|
Macalister/1909, 29, argues for knot-work on the upright of the cross rather than the `Gothic-looking floral scroll' of Petrie/1872, Plate LV.
Macalister/1949, 54: `covered with interlacement'.
|Petrie, G. (1822):||[O~R~D]OBRAN |[UCHE]LLACHAIN|
[OROIT D]O BRAN [U CHE]LLACHAIN
Pray for Bran (PN), descendant of Cellachan (PN).
Petrie/1872 62 reading only
|Macalister, R.A.S. (1909):||--]TAR | [..] || [UA]LLA[C]HAIN|
[OROI]T AR [UA]LLACHAIN
Macalister/1909 29 reading only
|Macalister, R.A.S. (1949):||--]AR | [UA] || LLA[C]HAIN|
[OROIT] AR [UA]LLACHAIN
Macalister/1949 54 reading only
|Position:||n/a ; broad ; within quadrants ; separated|
The inscription seen by Macalister was in the two lower quadrants.
|Palaeography:||CISP: The inscription is in half-uncial. The A's are in the `OC' form; the R is majuscule; the L's are curved and the final N appears to have a short curved stroke to the right from the bottom of the final descender.|