|Discovery:||first mentioned, 1879 Brash, R.R.|
|History:||Macalister/1945, 62, cites Brash/1879, as the earliest record of this stone.|
|Dimensions:||2.5 x 0.6 x 0.3 (Power/etal/1997)|
Macalister/1945, 62: `In a field not far from the ruin of Mourne Abbey'.
Macalister/1945, 62: `a stone... tapering almost to a point at the top'.
|Condition:||complete , some|
Macalister/1945, 62: `The inscription has been lamentably injured in recent years, by Yahoos...Above and below the N there are deep grooves...probably marks left by tool-sharpening'.
|Decorations:||no other decoration|
|MacNeil, E. (1909):||T[R]EN[OMA]QIMUCOIQRITTI|
T[R]EN[O] [MA]QI MUCOI QRITTI
MacNeill/1909 361 reading only
McManus/1991 179 reading only
|Macalister, R.A.S. (1945):||T[R]EN[UMA]QIMUCOIQRITTI|
TRENU MAQI MUCOI QRITTI
Macalister/1945 62 reading only
Power/etal/1997 168 listing
|Position:||SE ; arris ; n/a ; undecorated|
Macalister/1945, 62: `Inscription on one angle'.
Power/etal/1997, 168: `inscription cut along SE edge starting 0.45m from ground to near full height of stone'.
|Ling. Notes:||See McManus/1991, 121.|
|Palaeography:||Macalister/1945, 62: `The B-halves of 1R are chipped away (hence Brash's reading TTGENU) as is also 1U and the following MA...Above and below the N there are deep grooves, of no phonetic importance -- probably marks left by tool-sharpening'.|
Power/etal/1997, 168: `Macalister...gave inscription as TRENU MAQI MUCOI QRITTI; due to defacing of lower scores, first word given as TTGENU by Brash (1879, 138); MacNeill (1909, 361) gave the first word as TRENO, a reading McManus (1991, 179) considered `possible''.
Macalister/1945, 62: `The inscription has been lamentably injured in recent years by Yahoos, who have cut extra scores upon it, and tampered with those already in existence; it would indeed be now difficult to interpret the inscription, for anyone who had not previously been familiar with it'.
Power/etal/1997, 168: `inscription weathered and defaced by cattle rubbing and hone scores'.
McManus/1991, 49, lists this as one inscription that has suffered from vandalism.
McManus/1991, 107, 179: `57 TRENU (leg. -I?, Trén, trén `strong' or Trian)'.
 MacNeill (1909, 361) compares the MS gen. Tréno, Tréna and suggests reading TRENO, which is possible'.
McManus/1991, 179, note 35: `MacNeill (1909, 361) compares the MS gen. Tréno, Tréna and suggests reading TRENO, which is possible'.