Ballyboodan Ogham Stone facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsBallyboodan Ogham Stone
Irish: Cloch Oghaim Bhaile Mhuadáin
County Kilkenny, Ireland
|Elevation||60 m (200 ft)|
|Height||2.31 m (7 ft 7 in)|
|Official name: Ballyboodan|
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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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