|Discovery:||first mentioned, 1880 Deane, T.N.|
|History:||Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 67: `The stone was first recorded by Deane in 1880 when it was lying in the graveyard ... The stone remains in this position'.|
|Dimensions:||1.55 x 0.5 x 0.08 (Okasha/Forsyth/2001)|
Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 67: `This stone is in the Saints' Graveyard, apparently in situ. It lies immediately south of the composite structure of recumbent slabs'.
Macalister/1916, 155: `This stone is laid so that the head of the cross is turned eastward, unlike the great majority, in which the head is turned westward. Delany pointed this out to me, and explained the anomaly by saying the person commemorated had been a bishop. This explanation, however, will not serve, for close by is a slab in which the owner is definitely called a bishop, but in which the head is turned the other way. If the position of the stone has any meaning, it is far more likely that it commemorates a layman'.
Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 67: `The stone is a large recumbent cross-slab'.
|Condition:||incomplete , good|
Macalister/1916, Plate XX, shows the slab missing a small portion at the base.
Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 67: `complete except for small pieces broken off its extremities'.
|Crosses:||1: latin; outline; straight; plain; plain; none; none; other; plain|
Macalister/1949, 89: `Plain Latin cross on trapezium base, in relief. A rectangular label, also in relief, at the head of the cross, inscribed'.
Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 67: `The face is dressed and is carved in relief with a tall Latin cross on a concave-sided trapezoid base. The arms are short and do not reach the sides of the slab'.
|Macalister, R.A.S. (1915):||O~R~DOCATHG | AL|
OROIT DO CATHGAL
Macalister/1916 155 reading only
Macalister/1949 89 reading only
|Okasha and Forsyth (1996):||--]RDO[CA..]G | [--][A]L|
[--][O]ROIT DO [CATH]G[A]L
A prayer for Cathgal (PN).
Okasha/Forsyth/2001 68 reading only
|Position:||E ; top ; above cross ; moulding|
Macalister/1916, 155: `The inscription is inverted with respect to the cross, as is usually the case at Inis Cealtra'.
|Date:||1100 - 1199 (Macalister/1916)|
|Palaeography:||Macalister/1916, 155: `This is difficult to decipher, especially the TH, which is scarcely traceable'.|
Okasha/Forsyth/2001, 67: `The text is highly deteriorated; it probably uses half-uncial script'.
CISP: The lettering appears to be Insular half-uncial. The first A is in the 'OC' form, the G is half-uncial, the D appears to have a horizontal 'ascender' bending over its bow and the initial R appears majuscule. The final L may have a bifurcated serif.
Macalister/1916, 155: `difficult to decipher'.