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Ballycrovane Ogham Stone
Native name
Irish: Cloch Oghaim Bhéal an Churraigh Bháin
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Type Ogham stone
Location Faunkill and the Woods, Ardgroom,
County Cork, Ireland
Elevation 9 m (30 ft)
Height 5.3 m (17 ft)
Built AD 300–600
National Monument of Ireland
Official name: Ballycrovane Ogham Stone
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Ballycrovane Ogham Stone (CIIC 66) is an ogham stone and National Monument located in County Cork, Ireland.


Ballycrovane Ogham Stone stands in a field 4.3 km (2.7 mi) east-southeast of Ardgroom, overlooking Kenmare Bay.


This is the tallest known Ogham stone, carved in the 4th–6th century AD.


Ballycrovane Ogham Stone is a pillar of stone measuring 470 × 102 × 32 cm and has Ogham carvings incised on two edges. ᚛ ᚋᚐᚊᚔᚇᚓᚉᚉᚓᚇᚇᚐᚄᚐᚃᚔᚈᚒᚏᚐᚅᚔᚐᚄ᚜ (MAQI-DECCEDDAS AVI TURANIAS, "of Mac-Deichet Uí Thorna") is carved on it.

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