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Ardcanaght Ogham Stones
Native name
Irish: Clocha Oghaim Ard Cánachta
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Type ogham stones
Location Ardcanaght, Castlemaine,
County Kerry, Ireland
Elevation 15 m (49 ft)
Built c. AD 300–800
Owner private
National Monument of Ireland
Official name: Ardcannaght Ogham Stones
Reference no. 430

The Ardcanaght Stones are a pair of ogham stones (CIIC 246) forming a National Monument located in County Kerry, Ireland.


Ardcanaght Stones are located 1.7 kilometres (1.1 mi) west of Castlemaine, to the north of the River Maine.


The inscriptions are too fragmentary to give them a precise date. Ogham carvings were made in Ireland between the 4th and 10th centuries. They were rediscovered in the 1940s and moved here in recent years from a cillín.


The two stones are accompanied by a large standing stone, 1.6 m (5 ft 3 in) tall.

The stones are:

  • 246a: 90 cm (3 feet) tall with the inscription LMCBLTCL LT
  • 246b: a small fragment with the inscription V MAQỊ. "MAQI" commonly appears on Ogham inscriptions; it means "son [of]".

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