Baile Uí Bhaoithín (Ballywiheen) Cross Slab

SMR: KE042-094005-
Type: Cross Incsribed
Townland: Baile Uí BhaoithínTownland of the little hut[s]

Baile Uí Bhaoithín (Ballywiheen)


Calluragh burial ground/ An Raingiléis: Origins likely to be from the word Eaglais (church) This early Christian settlement (KE042-094001- ), now a National Monument, lies on a fairly steep SE facing slope of Croaghmarhin and commands a magnificent view in all directions.
Cuppage et al/1986, 336:


The visible portion of the stone, .9m high x .78m wide, is almost circular in elevation but its shaft is now set deeply in the ground.
Both faces are decorated with a Maltese cross within a circle with a 2nd circle lying .04 to .06m outside the 1st.
Holes occur at the centre of each cross but these do not form a complete perforation.
The above description is derived from J. Cuppage, ‘Corca Dhuibhne. Dingle Peninsula archaeological survey. Ballyferriter. Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne’ (1986), no. 827. In certain instances the entries have been revised and updated in the light of recent research.
Date of upload: 8 August 2013

Site recorded by:

Helene Brennan