|Discovery:||arch excav, 1979 Rynne, E.|
|Geology:||Higgins/1987, 272: `the local limestone'.|
|Dimensions:||0.85 x 0.65 x 0.25 (Higgins/1987)|
Higgins/1987, 272 notes that the stone was removed illegally and disappeared but subsequently came to light again and ihas now `been removed to near Craughwell'.
Higgins/1987, 272: `The stone is an unusually crude and massive block showing little evidence of having been prepared before being deposited. No attention was made to smooth out many of the irregularities on the surface of the stone though the sides may have been roughly hammered'.
|Condition:||complete , good|
Higgins/1987, 273: `The stone is in good condition despite a few superficial scrapes'.
|Crosses:||1: inc; inc; inc; inc; inc; inc; inc; inc; inc|
|Decorations:||no other decoration|
|Higgins, J.G. (1987):||OROIT AR MAELPOIL|
OROIT AR MAELPOIL
CISP: A prayer for Mael-Poil (PN).
Higgins/1987 273--274 concise discussion
|Position:||n/a ; n/a ; beside cross ; inc|
Higgins/1987, 272: `... [the] words are positioned three-quarters of the way down the slab'.
Higgins/1987, 272: `neatly pocked'.
|Palaeography:||CISP: The lettering is Insular half-uncial. The Rs, M, P, I and Ls have wedge-shaped finials. The lettering is generally rounded. The Rs are half-uncial as is the T which has a particularly curved ascender. The Os are circular, while the bows of the minuscule A's are also curved. The bow of the minuscule P is closed as is the bow of the minuscule E. The minuscule M has two curved strokes forming the horizontal. The first L is more curved than the second.|
Higgins/1987, 272: `The inscribed part of the surface is relatively flat, though some natural lumps and fissures interrupt the inscription in places. The inscription reads OROIT AR MAELPOIL (a natural fissure interrupts the carving between the last O and the L making the I unclear).'