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Darrynane Beg Ogham Stone
Native name
Irish: Cloch Oghaim Dhoire Fhíonáin Beag
Caherdaniel Ogham Stone
Type ogham stone
Location Derrynane Beg, Caherdaniel,
County Kerry, Ireland
Elevation 5 m (16 ft)
Height 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in)
Built c. AD 500–550
Owner Office of Public Works
National Monument of Ireland
Official name: Darrynane Beg Ogham Stone
Reference no. 346

The Darrynane Beg Ogham Stone is an ogham stone (CIIC 220) and a National Monument located in County Kerry, Ireland.

Location

The stone originally lay recumbent on Derrynane strand. The Office of Public Works erected it by the roadside in the 1940s.

History

This stone was erected as a grave marker, with inscription in Primitive Irish, some time in the early 6th century AD.

Description

The stone is sandstone grit, 211 × 51 × 30 cm. The inscription, heavily weathered, reads ANM ḶḶATỊG̣[NI] Ṃ[A]Q [MINE]ṚC/ Ṃ[UCOI Q ̣ ̣ ? ̣ ̣CI?] ("name of Llatigni, son of Minerc, of the tribe of Q...ci") "Llatigni" contains the diminutive particle -gno-, suggesting the name Láithbe or Láithech. Min- is also a diminutive particle, suggesting "Little Erc" (Erc Becc).

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