Darrynane Beg Ogham Stone

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Darrynane Beg Ogham Stone
Native name
Irish: Cloch Oghaim Dhoire Fhíonáin Beag
Caherdaniel Ogham Stone[1]
Darrynane Beg Ogham Stone is located in Ireland
Darrynane Beg Ogham Stone
Location of Darrynane Beg Ogham Stone in Ireland
Typeogham stone
LocationDerrynane Beg, Caherdaniel,
County Kerry, Ireland
Coordinates51°45′51″N 10°07′19″W / 51.764126°N 10.121925°W / 51.764126; -10.121925Coordinates: 51°45′51″N 10°07′19″W / 51.764126°N 10.121925°W / 51.764126; -10.121925
Elevation5 m (16 ft)
Height2.11 m (6 ft 11 in)
Builtc. AD 500–550
OwnerOffice of Public Works
Official name: Darrynane Beg Ogham Stone[2]
Reference no.346

The Darrynane Beg Ogham Stone is an ogham stone (CIIC 220) and a National Monument located in County Kerry, Ireland.[3][4]


The stone originally lay recumbent on Derrynane strand. The Office of Public Works erected it by the roadside in the 1940s.[5]


This stone was erected as a grave marker, with inscription in Primitive Irish, some time in the early 6th century AD.[6]


The stone is sandstone grit, 211 × 51 × 30 cm. The inscription, heavily weathered, reads ANM ḶḶATỊG̣[NI] Ṃ[A]Q [MINE]ṚC/ Ṃ[UCOI Q ̣ ̣ ? ̣ ̣CI?] ("name of Llatigni, son of Minerc, of the tribe of Q...ci") "Llatigni" contains the diminutive particle -gno-, suggesting the name Láithbe or Láithech. Min- is also a diminutive particle, suggesting "Little Erc" (Erc Becc).[7][8]


  1. ^ Pip. "DERRYNANE BEG OGHAM STONE/MEGALITHIC MONUMENTS OF IRELAND.COM". www.megalithicmonumentsofireland.com.
  2. ^ "National Monuments in State Care: Ownership & Guardianship" (PDF). 4 March 2009. Retrieved 2017-08-26.
  3. ^ "CISP - DENAN/1". www.ucl.ac.uk.
  4. ^ Ireland, Royal Society of Antiquaries of (24 October 1981). "Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland". The Society – via Google Books.
  5. ^ "Ogham in 3D - Derrynane / 220. Derrynane". ogham.celt.dias.ie.
  6. ^ http://findingourancestors.com/derrynane-ogham-stone/
  7. ^ Ziegler, Sabine (24 October 1994). "Die Sprache der altirischen Ogam-Inschriften". Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht – via Google Books.
  8. ^ Fullington, Don (24 October 1983). "An American's Ireland". Ranafast Press – via Google Books.