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Castletimon Ogham Stone
Native name
Irish: Cloch Oghaim Chaisleán tSíomóin
The Long Stone
The Giant's Stone
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Type Ogham stone
Location Castletimon, Brittas Bay,
County Wicklow, Ireland
Area Liffey Valley
Elevation 52 m (171 ft)
Height 1.5 metres (4.9 ft)
Built AD 350–550
National Monument of Ireland
Official name: Castletimon Ogham Stone
Reference no. 304

Castletimon Ogham Stone (CIIC 047) is an ogham stone and National Monument located near Brittas Bay, County Wicklow, Ireland.


Castletimon Ogham Stone lies prone by the roadside 2.2 km (1.4 mi) west of Ballynacarrig beach, which opens onto Brittas Bay. Potter's River flows 260 m (280 yd) to the south.


Castletimon Ogham Stone was carved c. AD 350–550, and was rediscovered in 1854.

Local legend claims that the Ogham stone was once picked up by the Castletimon Giant and thrown down the hill; the scratches on it were left by his finger nails. Another says that a local man took the Ogham stone to use as a hob stone. The Aos Sí (fairies) got angry and made his cutlery dance and jiggle. After a week of this he returned the stone to its place.


Castletimon Ogham Stone measures 150 × 48 × 20 cm and has Ogham carvings incised on one edge. ᚛ᚅᚓᚈᚐᚉᚐᚏᚔᚅᚓᚈᚐᚉᚉᚐᚌᚔ᚜ (NETACARI NETA CAGI, perhaps "Netacari, nephew of Cagi"). Variant readings include NETACARI NETACAMI, QEVASARI QEVASAGI or NETACARI SETACAGI.

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