|Discovery:||first mentioned, 1849 du Noyer, G.V.|
|History:||Macalister/1945, 38: `Discovered in the foundation of the chancel of the old church of Gowran, when it was rebuilt as the parish church. It lay prostrate for a long time in the ruined nave, where it seems G.V. du Noyer first noticed the inscription in 1849...[it] is now set up against the altar rails of the rebuilt chancel'.|
|Geology:||Macalister/1945, 38: `grit'.|
|Dimensions:||1.5 x 0.38 x 0.3 (converted from Macalister/1945)|
Macalister/1945, 38: `now set up against the altar-rails of the rebuilt chancel'.
|Condition:||incomplete , good|
McManus/1991, 172, note 36: `in a very bad condition generally'.
|Crosses:||1: equal-armed; outline; straight; expanded; circular; none; none; none; plain|
Macalister/1945, 38: `A large cross potent, crookedly set out, is cut on the original base of the inscribed face'.
|Macalister, R.A.S. (1897):||MAQIERACIASMAQI[--]DIMAQAMUCOI|
MAQI-ERACIAS MAQI [--]DI MAQA-MUCOI
Macalister/1897 11 reading only
|Macalister, R.A.S. (1945):||MAQIERAC[I]AS ||| [MA]QI | DIMAQ[A]MUC[OI][--|
MAQI-ERAC[I]AS [MA]QI DIMAQ[A] MUC[OI--
Macalister/1945 38 reading only
|McManus, D. (1991):||[MAQI]ERAC[IAS] ||| [MAQI] | D[I]M[A]Q[A]MUC[O--|
[MAQI]-ERAC[IAS] [MAQI] D[I]M[A]Q[A] MUC[O--
McManus/1991 66 reading only
|Gippert, J. (1997):||[I]ERAC[I][A]S[-- |||D[--]M[A][Q][A][M][U][C]O[--
[--I]ERAC[IA]S[--] D[.]M[AQA] [MUC]O[--
Gippert/Web Ogham 32 substantial discussion [Gippert 32]
|Orientation:||vertical up up|
|Position:||n/a ; arris ; above cross ; undivided|
Macalister/1945, 38: `Inscription cut'.
|Date:||400 - 500 (Ziegler/1994)|
Macalister/1945, 38: `though chipped in places, on the whole in quite good condition...In the first line, the two ends of IM, IA, all of the Q except parts of Q125 and 2I345 are chipped away. The second MAQI is on the top of the stone, faint but traceable: its first two letters are chipped away. The ending of the second line of writing has been spalled away by blows of a sledgehammer or some similar tool, as usual to remove the proper name which followed MUCOI. The first few letters of this line form a name, DIMAQA (the second A chipped off) which has nothing to do with MAQ or MAQI'.