An Ráth Dubh (Rathduff) II

SMR: KE045-025004-
Type: Ogham
Townland: An Ráth Dubh Dark Fortress

An Rath Dubh (Rathduff)

INCH BEACH Description

A 2nd ogham stone (see also Rathduff I, KE045-025003- ) was discovered in the 1940's during the excavation of a new tomb in the graveyard (KE045-025001- ) (Macalister 1942, 76). It now lies prostrate against the W end of a large tomb about 14m from the W wall of the graveyard. It is a rectangular block of sandstone measuring 1.3m in length, .33m in width and .12m in thickness.


Although the scores are clearly legible, 2 interpretations are possible: LLONNOCC MAQQ(...... SONNOCC MAQQ(......
The above description is derived from J. Cuppage et al., 'Corca Dhuibhne. Dingle Peninsula archaeological survey.' Ballyferriter. Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne (1986), no. 873.


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. The above information comes from the website.

Site recorded by:

Kathleen Reen.