|Discovery:||in/on structure, 1840 inc|
|History:||Macalister/1945, 119--120: `Found in a ringfort, called, from its association with an old mill, Mullenroe, where it had been lying over another stone about 6' square and covered with earth. Appropriated to serve as a footbridge over a small stream called Dallaheena; moved into a farmyard on the townland; and in 1851 set up, apparently under Windele's direction, beside a well dedicated to `St. Olan', (apparently=Eolang or Eulogius), where it now stands'.|
Power et al/1997, 167: `Discovered c. 1840 when flour mill demolished on site of possible ringfort (8759); a second ogham stone...apparently found with it. This stone...was for some time used as a foot bridge over Delehinagh river (Hartnett 1939, 74) until 1851, when erected nearby beside St Olan's holy well (9271), where it remains today'.
|Geology:||Macalister/1945, 119: `Grit'.|
|Dimensions:||2.4 x 0.8 x 0.15 (Power/etal/1997)|
Power/etal/1997, 167: `beside St Olan's holy well'.
Macalister/1945, 119--120: `(total length, according to a note of Windele's, 12' 5")...It is heavily coated with lichen and has suffered seriously from the attentions of well-meaning devotees, who have covered the surface with rudely-scratched crosses'.
|Condition:||complete , some|
|Decorations:||no other decoration|
|Macalister, R.A.S. (1945):||[MADOR]AMAQIDEGO|
MADORA MAQI DEGO
Macalister/1945 120 reading only
Power/etal/1997 167 reading only
|Position:||ind ; arris ; n/a ; undecorated|
Power/etal/1997, 167: `Inscription worn and damaged'.
Macalister/1945, 120: `The inscription...begins at 2' 3 1/2" from the bottom. The H-surface is chipped away as far as the end of the first name; the H-half of the R is quite lost except the second and fifth scores, though the slope of the surviving B-half helps us to distinguish it from N. The first four letters can be made out with a little trouble. I had previously read the sixth letter as U, but now think that it contains only one notch (A), though two (O) are possible'.