Baile an Ásaigh (Ballinasig) Rock Art

SMR: KE043-226001-
Type: Rock Art
Townland: Baile an ÁsaighBaile an fhásaig[h]: Townland of the Wilderness (P.W. Joyce)


DINGLE Description

In August 1982, during land development work, 2 boulders, both with cup-and-circle motifs, were discovered under about .2m of soil in a fairly level field on the E side of the valley that extends NE from Dingle Town. Both have now been placed against the S field boundary.
The larger stone (KE043-226----), measuring 2.34m x 2.24m, was found decorated face upwards.
Eleven cup-and-circles and one solitary cup-mark occupy less than half the upper surface, the remainder being undecorated. Some of the circles appear gapped but this may not be deliberate as the motifs are considerably weathered.
The above description is derived from J. Cuppage (compiler) 'Corca Dhuibhne. Dingle Peninsula archaeological survey.' Ballyferriter. Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne (1986), no. 170.

Site recorded by

Kathleen Reen