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KILGARVAN OGHAM STONE
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KILGARVAN OGHAM STONE, COUNTY MAYO
This ogham stone was discovered by G. Bracken, G. Cribben, J. Gilvary, M. Murphy, M.
O'Sullivan and N. O'Neill, who were out on a day's fieldwork on Good Friday 2000.
The stone is a short pillar, wedge-shaped in section, composed of granite and measures
1.4m in length, 0.3m in width and 0.2m in depth. The single name inscription reads "
DOTAGNI " and has been dated by Moore to 400 - 599 AD. The barony of Gallen, in
which this stone is sited, preserves the name of the Gailenga Tribe who would have
been a major tribe in the area up until the rise of the Connachta in the 6th century AD.  
It seems likely that this Ogham stone commemorates an important chieftain of  the
Gailenga.
CO-ORDINATES
54 5' 23.084"N...9 1' 40.34"W