COOLM/3

Corpus Refs:Macalister/1945:199
Site:COOLM
Discovery:first mentioned, 1838 Abell
History:Gippert/Web, 197, states that the stone was discovered in 1838 in a souterrain, the so called `cave of Dunloe', situated `in the demesne of Dunloe Castle'. The site was first visited by `Mr. Abell, of Cork' who `on that occasion took copies of such of the inscriptions as were then accessible. After that, it was inspected by J. Windele `and a party of antiquaries from Cork'; Brash saw the spot in the autumn of 1869.

The site was visited on (Sept.?) 15, 1884 by the members of the RSAI under the guidance of A. Hill. The group could not enter the souterrain to `read those portions of the Oghams on the upper edges of the stones which form the roof, and which have never yet been published'. A sketch of the arrangement of the lintel stones was produced, however, after the `careful measurement by Mr. Ringrose Atkins', at that time.

Some time before 1945 the stones were arranged in a small enclosure near the entrance to the Gap of Dunloe, together with the stone from Kilbonane.

Geology:Macalister/1945, 193: `a slab of grit'.
Dimensions:1.22 x 0.28 x 0.11 (converted from Macalister/1945)
Setting:in display
Location:on site
Gippert/Web, 197, shows the stone on display in an enclosure at the site.
Form:plain
Macalister/1945, 193: `a slab placed under the second lintel to support it'.
Condition:complete , some
Macalister/1945, 193, speaks of a fracture to this stone.
Folklore:none
Crosses:none
Decorations:no other decoration

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Inscriptions


COOLM/3/1     Pictures

Readings

Macalister, R.A.S. (1945):CUNACENA
Expansion:
CUNACENA
Gippert/Web 199 reading only [Gippert 199]
Macalister/1945 193 reading only
McManus/1991 65 reading only
Ziegler/1994 158 reading only

Notes

Orientation:vertical up
Position:n/a ; arris ; n/a ; undecorated
Incision:chiselled
Macalister/1945, 193: `very neatly chiselled scores'.
Date:550 - 700 (Ziegler/1994)
Language:name only (ogham)
Ling. Notes:See McManus/1991, 102.
Palaeography:none
Legibility:good
Lines:1
Carving errors:0
Doubtful:no

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