Drumlohan Souterrain and Ogham Stones



Map Reference: S367013 (2367, 1013)



This souterrain was discovered in 1868 during the removal of the outer bank of an early church site. It is about 3.5m long and 1.5m wide, with a maximum height of 1.2m. It is constructed of orthostats roofed with lintels. Ten Ogham stones were utilised as lintels and sidestones. Some of them have been left in place and others have been re-erected beside the souterrain. The stones are inscribed as follows

MANU MAGUNO GATI MOCOI MACORBO

CALUNOVIC[A] MAQI MUCOI LIT[ENI]

MAQI INI[...MAQI QE]TTEAS

CUNALEGEA MAQIC[....]SALAR CELI AVIQVECI

BIGU MAQI LAG[...]

BIR MAQI MUCOI ROTTIS

...] MAQI NE[TACUN]AS

DENAVEC[A MU]COI MEDALO

BRO[INION]AS

SOVALINI DEAGOS MAQI MUCO[I..NAI







I first visited this site in 1982. The photos which I took that day were unsatisfactory because I had to use a flash. I returned in 2008 in the hope of better results. The monument was extemely overgrown but with hard work, and using the ranging rod as a flail, I was able to uncover most of the Ogham stones. I think that on my next visit I will bring a machete.



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