Maumanorig facts for kids
|Mám an Óraigh · Cill na gColmán|
|Established||6th century AD|
|Diocese||Ardfert and Aghadoe|
|Location||Maumanorig, Ventry, County Kerry|
|Official name||Maumanorig Early Medieval Ecclesiastical Site|
Maumanorig is located 1.2 km (¾ mile) north of Ventry on a site of 0.184 ha (0.45 acres).
The placename is Irish for "hill-top of the yellow stones" or "mountain pass of the Hoares."
Maumanorig is a circular enclosure within which are a church site, two hut-sites and several gravemarkers.
There is a cross pattee-inscribed ogham stone, 115 cm (3 ft 9 in) tall and 158 metres (5 feet) long. The west face bears the Ogham inscription and two crosses. The Ogham (CIIC 193) reads ᚛ᚐᚅᚋ ᚉᚑᚂᚋᚐᚅ ᚐᚔᚂᚔᚈᚆᚔᚏ᚜ ANM COL(OLṬḤ)ṂẠṆ ẠḶỊṬḤIR meaning "[written in] the name of Colmán, the pilgrim."
It may commemorate Colmán Oilither, grandson of Díarmait mac Fergosa Cerrbéoil, who died c. AD 565–572.
Also there is a small cross-inscribed stone, a holed stone and three bullaun stones.
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