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COUMEENOOLE NORTH OGHAM STONE
COUMEENOOLE NORTH OGHAM STONE, COUNTY KERRY
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PHOTO by Pip POWELL
MAY 2010
This ogham stone is sited in one of the most stunning locations that i have ever seen. It
stands on a large headland called Dunmore which rises 100m and projects into the
Blasket Sound at the very extreme western tip of the Dingle Peninsula. The stone
was found lying prostrate on the summit in 1838 and was re-erected in the following
year by a local priest,the Rev. J Casey. It is 2m in height,0.45m in width,is 0.30m deep
and is composed of grit. The inscription reads  " ERC  MAQI  MAQI-ERCIAS  MU
DOVINIA". Local tradition says that Dunmore was a place of ritual worship to the
goddess Duibhne. A bank and external fosse, with a low outer bank that runs N - S
across the headland for about 500m, encloses the entire site. From the position of the
ogham stone, you are given spectacular panoramic views that are truly breath taking.
CO-ORDINATES
52 6' 37.028"N...10 28' 22.611"W
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