Dunloe Ogham Stones

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Dunloe Ogham Stones
Native name
Irish: Clocha Oghaim Dhún Lóich
The Beaufort Stones[1]
Dunloe (Ogham Stones).jpg
Typeogham stones
LocationCoolmagort, Beaufort,
County Kerry, Ireland
Coordinates52°03′37″N 9°38′05″W / 52.060410°N 9.634788°W / 52.060410; -9.634788Coordinates: 52°03′37″N 9°38′05″W / 52.060410°N 9.634788°W / 52.060410; -9.634788
Elevation51 m (167 ft)
Official name: Dunloe Ogham Stones
Reference no.385
Dunloe Ogham Stones is located in Ireland
Dunloe Ogham Stones
Location of Dunloe Ogham Stones in Ireland

Dunloe Ogham Stones (CIIC 197–203, 241) is a collection of ogham stones forming a National Monument located in County Kerry, Ireland.[2][3][4]


Dunloe Ogham Stones are located 1 km south of Beaufort, to the south of the River Laune.[5]


The stones were carved in the 5th and 6th centuries AD and served as burial markers. Seven were discovered in 1838 forming the ceiling of a souterrain near Dunloe Castle and were moved to their current site by 1945.[6][7][8][9] Another stone comes from the old church of Kilbonane.[10][11]


The Kilbonane stone is in the centre (CIIC 241) and the others are arranged around it.[12]

  • CIIC 197: DEGO{S} MAQI MOCOI TOICAKI ("of Daig son of the descendant of Toicacas"; believed to refer to the Tóecraige tribe)[13]
  • CIIC 198: MAQI-RITEAS MAQI MAQI-DDUMILEAS/ MUCOI TOICACI ("of Mac-Rithe son of Mac-Duimle descendant of Toicacas"; believed to refer to the Tóecraige tribe)
  • CIIC 199: CUNACENA ("of Conchenn"; the name means "dog-head")
  • CIIC 200: MAQI-TTAL MAQI VORGOS MA/QI MU/COI TOICAC ("of Mac-Táil son of Fuirg descendant of Toicacas"; believed to refer to the Tóecraige tribe)
Dunloe Stone CIIC 241
  • CIIC 201: ... ṂC̣ ... G̣Ẹ?̣ ... / Ṃ[A(?)]Q̣ ... Ḍ/ ... Ẹ?̣ ... (badly faded)
  • CIIC 202: NIỌTTVRẸCC MAQỊ/ ... G̣NỊ ("of Nad-Froích son of ?-án"; Nad-Froích means "heather's champion")
  • CIIC 203: MAQI-DECEDA MAQ̣[I] ("of Mac-Deichet son of ..."; believed to refer to the Tóecraige tribe)


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