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Ballyboodan Ogham Stone
Native name
Irish: Cloch Oghaim Bhaile Mhuadáin
Ogham stone by side of lane, Ballyboodan, Knocktopher, Co. Kilkenny - - 206902.jpg
Type Ogham stone
Location Ballyboodan, Knocktopher,
County Kilkenny, Ireland
Area Nore Valley
Elevation 60 m (200 ft)
Height 2.31 m (7 ft 7 in)
Built AD 700–900
National Monument of Ireland
Official name: Ballyboodan
Reference no. 599
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Ballyboodan Ogham Stone (CIIC 038) is an ogham stone and National Monument located in County Kilkenny, Ireland.


Ballyboodan Ogham Stone lies in an enclosure on the roadside, 1.7 km (1.1 mi) south of Knocktopher.


Ballyboodan Ogham Stone was carved c. AD 700–900. It was rediscovered before 1841, and was knocked down by treasure-seekers. In 1850 the tenant of the land wanted to destroy it as an obstacle to the plough, but luckily it was saved by the landlord, Sir Hercules Richard Langrishe, 3rd Baronet.


Ballyboodan Ogham Stone is a block of slate measuring 231 × 175 × 23 cm and has Ogham carvings incised on one edge. ᚛ᚉᚑᚏᚁᚔᚕᚑᚔᚋᚐᚊᚔᚂᚐᚏᚔᚇ᚜ (CORBI KOI MAQI LABRID, "Here is Corb, son of Labraid").

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