Baile an Reannaigh (Ballinrannig) IV

SMR: KE042-057009-
Type: Ogham Stone
Townland: Baile an GhóilínTownland of the little creeks


This stone is on extreme right. Photo courtsey of Kathleen Reen.

DINGLE Description

The present location of this stone is at Coláiste Íde and its monument number at that location is KE053-012007- . A stone measuring 1.82m high, 0.26m wide and 0.25m thick bears the inscription: BROINIONAS. Although the top of the stone is broken, the inscription appears to be complete. (Cuppage 1986, no. 792 (No. 4)).


Cillvickillane/Cill Mhic Uíleáin:
A storm at the end of the 18th century exposed 7 ogham stones, this possible fragment of an 8th ogham stone, a cross-inscribed stone, a number of graves and quantities of bone, and the ruins of several houses (Windele 1838, 145). Windele's sketch of the site shows the ogham stones set out in a rough semi-circle on top of the mound with a slab-lined grave positioned nearby. Lord Ventry removed 6 of the ogham stones from the site in the mid-19th century; nos. 1 to 4 now line the driveway to Burnham House/Colaiste Íde (KE053-012004- , KE053-012005- , KE053-012006- , KE053-012007-), between Dingle and Ventry; nos. 5 and 6 are preserved in the grounds of Chute Hall (KE029-132- -- -, KE029-241- -- -) near Tralee and no. 7 remains at the original site(KE042-057003-).


1. Cuppage, J. 1986 Corca Dhuibhne. Dingle Peninsula archaeological survey. Ballyferriter. Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne.
2. Macalister, R.A.S. 1945 Corpus inscriptionum insularum celticarum. Dublin. Stationery Office.
3. Macalister, R.A.S. 1897 Studies in Irish Epigraphy. A collection of revised readings of the ancient inscriptions of Ireland, with Introduction and Notes. London.
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Site recorded by:

Orla Breslin