|Discovery:||first mentioned, 1875 Ferguson, S.|
|History:||Macalister/1945, 299, credits S. Ferguson with the first publication of this inscription.|
|Geology:||Macalister/1945, 299: `Limestone'.|
|Dimensions:||0.64 x 0.27 x 0.11 (converted from Macalister/1945)|
Macalister/1945, 299--300: `standing in a dense growth of nettles in the old graveyard of Mullagh, on the townland of Rantavan. I could not find it on my first visit...Having received more definite directions from a friend, I returned to make another search, which was successful. The stone is in a line running northward from the middle of the north wall of the ruined church: beside it is a small tombstone, surmounted by a cross, commemorating James Farrelly, 1897'.
|Condition:||incomplete , good|
Macalister/1945, 300, notes there is a fracture at the top and a flake has been detached from the back.
|Decorations:||no other decoration|
|Macalister, R.A.S. (1945):||OSBBAR|
Macalister/1945 300 reading only
|Position:||inc ; arris ; n/a ; undecorated|
Macalister/1945, 300: `The scores...read (down)'.
Macalister/1945, 300: `The scores are small and neat, rubbed on the stone'.
|Date:||550 - 900 (Ziegler/1994)|
|Language:||name only (ogham)|
|Palaeography:||Macalister/1945, 300: `The scores are small and neat, rubbed on the stone...A second R, added tentatively by Ferguson, does not exist: there was never any more than those six letters on the stone, unless something has been lost by the fracture on the top...if there had been any scores upon it [the flake missing from the back] we might have expected to find their distal ends along the fractured edge, though this is not conclusive'.|