Woodcut of phallic-looking stone inscribed with geometric motifs, in the ruined churchyard of Kinard East [Cinn Aird Thoir], Co. Kerry.
The decoration on the stone is described as 'an unusual cross inscription consisting of a rectangular outline divided into 4 roughly equal parts, the upper quadrants being similarly subdivided’(Cuppage). The stone possesses an ogham inscription and a further small, rudimentary cross not shown by Chatterton.
Archaeological Survey of Ireland, at http://webgis.archaeology.ie/NationalMonuments/FlexViewer/, record KE053-053005-.
Judith Cuppage (ed.), Archaeological Survey of the DIngle Peninsula (Ballyferriter: Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne, 1986), record 863.
R.A.S. Macalister, Corpus inscriptionum insularum celticarum, Vol. 1 (Dublin: Stationery Office, 1945), record 188.
|Genre||Scientific or Technical illustration|
|Subject(s)||Antiquities and archaeological sites|
|Keywords(s)||Antiquities, Inscriptions, Sculpture, Stelae|
|Published / created||1839|
|Travel Account||Rambles in the South of Ireland|
|Print or manuscript|
|Location of image in copy||Vol. 1, p. 220|
|Source copy||James Hardiman Library, National University of Ireland Galway Special Collections: 914.190481 CHA|
|Rights||James Hardiman Library|
Related text from travel account
|In this little remote village [Kinard], all the cottages were well built, with real windows, and comfortable-looking chimneys; each being surrounded with a little sort of paved trottoir. I observed here, as at Ballyheigh, that the doors were so low as to oblige the inhabitants to stoop on entering, and so narrow that a fat person would find great difficulty to pass.
At last, I reached the ruined church of Kinard; and I found, among a thick growth of [p. 220] nettles and thistles, a curious stone, a drawing of which is here inserted; the marks upon it have been engraved with care, and resemble some of the inscriptions at Persepolis; indeed the Ogham character itself bears a striking similitude to the arrow-headed inscriptions found among the Persian ruins. [Vol. 1, p. 219-220]