|Discovery:||first mentioned, 1891 inc|
|History:||Macalister/1949, 115, credits W.J. Doherty with the first publication of this stone'.|
Hamlin/2001, 55: `In the earliest drawing I have come across the stone appear upside down , while in 1915 it was loose in a hole in the west wall of the church'.
|Dimensions:||0.32 x 0.15 x 0.0 (converted from Macalister/1949)|
Macalister/1949, 115, states that it is built `into the outer face of the west wall of the ruined church of Clonca, on the north side of the door'.
Hamlin/2001, 55: `This stone is built into the exterior west wall of the ruined church, near the south-west corner, at Clonca in Inishowen'.
|Condition:||incomplete , poor|
Macalister/1949, 116: `The masons have trimmed away both ends of the surviving lines and the greater part of the third'.
Hamlin/2001, 55: `The inscription is damaged and incomplete, probably because of the stone's re-use as a building block'.
Macalister/1949, 116: `representations of objects resembling a mallet and chisel'.
Hamlin/2001, 55: `carving of a mason's tools above the inscription - a hammer and chisel'.
|Macalister, R.A.S. (1949):||--]ANODUBDAGANDORI[-- | --]OGSODODOMNALLOR[-- | --]SUNN[--|
--]AN O DUBDAGAN DO RI[GNE--CL]OG SO DO DOMNALL O [R--]SUNN[--
--] o Dubdagain (PN) who made this stone for Domnall o R[..] (PN).
Macalister/1949 116, pl. XLVI reading only
|Hamlin, A. (2001):||[--][A]NODUBDAGANDORI[--] | [--]SODODOMNALLOR[--] | [--]|
[--]AN O DUBDAGAN DO RI[--] SO DO DOMNALL O R [--
Hamlin/2001 55 reading only
|Position:||W ; ind ; n/a ; undivided|
Macalister/1949, 116: `the design and the lettering are very rudely executed'.
|Date:|| - (Macalister/1949)|
Macalister/1949, 116: `The design and the lettering are … doubtless of late date'.
Hamlin/2001, 55: `A medieval, rather than Early Christian, date is suggested by the carving of a mason's tools above the inscription'.
|Ling. Notes:||Macalister/1949, 116: `CLOG is meant for CLOCH'.|
|Palaeography:||Macalister/1949, 116: `three lines of half-uncial lettering'.|
CISP: From Macalister's drawing it appears that the lettering has been carved with little attention to horizontality of lines or the verticality of letters. This having been said some letter-forms are of interest. Most of the A's are in the shape of a minuscule n with a short stroke off from the top right-hand corner. One A in line two has a sqare bow. Two of the Ds are open-bowed, two have a closed bow. In all four cases the ascender bends over the bow to the left. The one U is square, while the two Ls are curved in a fashion reminiscent of those at Lanrivoaré in Brittany [LRVOA/1]. The S is half-uncial, while the two Gs differ markedly. The example in line one is in the shape of a crescent moon, with the opening facing up, with a separate horizontal stroke above it. The inscription also has two different Rs; one majuscule the other half-uncial.
Macalister/1949, 116: `inscription in three lines...damaged and defaced'.
Hamlin/2001, 55: `damaged and incomplete'.