|Discovery:||in/on structure, 1853 Hitchcock, R.|
|History:||Macalister/1945, 189--190: `In the small, and now erased fort which gave its name to this townland was a souterrain of which two lintel stones bore inscriptions. These were taken up and removed to the adjacent townland of Lougher, to serve the same purpose in modern buildings...This was discovered by Hitchcock in 1853 over the door of a cottage, and taken by him to Dublin for presentation to the R.I.A. Collection, where it now is'.|
The first publication mentioned by Macalister is Graves (PRIA 1853, 401).
|Dimensions:||0.0 x 0.0 x 0.0 (Unknown)|
Macalister/1945, 190: `R.I.A. Collection'.
|Condition:||incomplete , some|
Macalister/1945, 190: `The top of the stone is lost and with it the end of the second name'.
|Decorations:||no other decoration|
|Macalister, R.A.S. (1945):||CURCIMAQIMUCOIV[!O][--|
CURCI MAQI MUCOI V[--
Macalister/1945 190 reading only
McManus/1991 65 reading only
|Position:||ind ; arris ; n/a ; undecorated|
|Palaeography:||Macalister/1945, 190: `followed by two vowel-notches just before the fracture'.|
McManus/1991, 65, confirms Macalister's reading apart from the end which was covered by a bracket.