|SHANTRAUD OGHAM-RUNIC STONE
|PHOTO by Pip POWELL
52 48' 22.32"N...8 26' 21.312"W
|This is a very rare and historical stone,for it has inscriptions in both Ogham and Runic
and can be found in the cathedral in Killaloe, County Clare. It is the only known
example in the world of a bi-lingual stone with inscription in both the Irish ogham and
Scandinavain runic. Both inscriptions refer to the same person so it can be assumed
that this person was an actual historical figure. The ogham inscription reads as
"BEANDACHT (AR) - TOROQR ( IM ), this translates as 'a blessing upon Thorgrim'
while the runic reads as "URGRIM RISTI KRUS INA"which translates as 'Thorgrim
carved this stone'. It is 0.89m in height, 0.46m in width and 0.20m in depth. Access is
very easy but the best times are before Sunday morning services at 11 am.