|Discovery:||first mentioned, 1880 Deane, T.N.|
|History:||Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 65: `The stone as first recorded by Deane in 1880 when it was lying in the graveyard ... The stone remains in this position. Macalister noted that the slab had 'recently been defaced by having been utilized as a table on which to mix mortar' when a new cross was being erected'.|
Macalister/1916, 155: `This slab has recently been defaced by having been utilized as a table on which to mix mortar, at the erection of a new cross in the graveyard'.
|Dimensions:||1.21 x 0.8 x 0.07 (Okasha/Forsyth/2001)|
Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 65: `This stone is in the Saints' Graveyard, apparently in situ. It lies towards the north-east corner of the graveyard and is partially turfed over'.
Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 65: `The stone is a large recumbent cross-slab'.
|Condition:||complete , some|
Macalister/1916, Plate XXI, shows the stone broken in two.
Macalister/1916, 155: `The slab has been recently defaced by having been utilized as a table on which to mix mortar, at the erection of a new cross in the graveyard'.
Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 65: `The stone ... is incomplete. When first recorded it was broken in two pieces with one considerable piece, and several smaller ones missing. ... The lower of the two large pieces is now missing and the extant portion has suffered some damage to its surface'.
|Crosses:||1: latin; outline; straight; plain; plain; none; none; angular; plain|
Macalister/1916, 155: `Latin cross with rectangular expanding base, open below'.
Macalister/1949, 89: `Latin cross with rectangular expanding base, open below'.
Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 65--66: `The face is dressed and is incised with an outline Latin cross. Earlier drawings of the missing portion record that the shaft ended in a rectangular base, open at the bottom where it met the end of the slab'.
|Macalister, R.A.S. (1915):||ORDOCHELLACH|
OROIT DO CHELLACH
Macalister/1916 155, Plate XXI reading only
Macalister/1949 89 reading only
|Okasha and Forsyth (1996):||O~R~DOCHELLACH|
OROIT DO CHELLACH
A prayer for Cellach (PN).
Okasha/Forsyth/2001 66 reading only
|Position:||inc ; top ; on cross ; undivided|
Macalister/1916, 155: `On the stem of the cross is the inscription...reading upward'.
|Date:||1100 - 1199 (Macalister/1916)|
|Palaeography:||Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 66: `The text is legible and uses half-uncial script'.|
CISP: The lettering is Insular half-uncial. The A is in the 'OC' form and the final H appears to have a wedge-shaped finial. The double-L is conjoined, the D has an ascender which bends to the left over an open bow and the R is majuscule.