Mountmelleray Ogham Stones Info & Photo Gallery

 

Location: Mt. Melleray Monastery, Mountmelleray, Cappoquin, Co. Waterford.

 

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Stone 1

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Stone 2

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Stone 3

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Stone 4

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Stone 5

 

Access: By road to the Monastery with parking facility beside the Stones. Take the R669 North out of Cappoquin for 3km then follow the signposts for the Monastery.

 

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Stone 1

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Stone 1

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Stone 1

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Stone 1

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Stone 1

 

Description:  All of these stone have been moved from their original positions to the monastery. They are fine examples of ogham stones 

Stone 1 : The most intersting of the stones with the inscription on three of the edges and two cut elongated hollows on one of the narrow sides. Despite the fact that some of the letter are missing it has been reconstructed as follows  

DEBRA[NI] MAQI ELTI [A]V[I] [O]G[ATO]S

That is: Debrani son of Elti grandson of Ogatos

 

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Stone 2

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Stone 2

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Stone 2

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Stone 2

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Stone 2

 

Stone 2: The lower part of the stone is missing along with the start of the inscription which runs up one side only and reads as follows

Vagni mucoi cunia

That is: Descendant of Cunia

This man may have been related to the individual commemorated on stone 3 as they are both descended from Cunia or Cunea.

 

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Stone 3

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Stone 3

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Stone 3

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Stone 3

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Stone 3

 

Stone 3: The base of this stone is missing along with the start of the inscription. The inscription has been reconstructed as follows: 

[CU]NAMAQI LUGUDECA MUC[OI] CUNEA

That is: Cunamaqi Lugudeca descendant of Cunea

 

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Stone 4

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Stone 4

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Stone 4

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Stone 4

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Stone 4

 

Stone 4: This is just the lower part of a stone with the start of the inscription

MAQI E[G?...]

That is: ... grandson ...

 

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Stone 5

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Stone 5

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Stone 5

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Stone 5

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Stone 5

 

Stone 5: The top of the stone is missing along with the final word of the inscription. What survives reads:

NISIGNI MAQ ER[...]I

That is: Nisigni Son of Er...i ?

Traditional Lore: 

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Stone 1

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Stone 1

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Stone 2

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Stone 2

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Stone 2

Information: 

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Stone 2

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Stone 3

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Stone 3

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Stone 3

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Stone 4

 

Measurements: Many of the stones are incomplete so it is hard to give proper measurements on the original sizes of the stones.

 

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Stone 4

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Stone 5

 

Lat. 52 11.1N   Long.  07 51.3W were they our located now.

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