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TORRACURRAGH CROSS INSCRIBED OGHAM STONE
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TORRACURRAGH CROSS INSCRIBED OGHAM STONE, COUNTY WATERFORD
Originally discovered in 1950 and was acting as a cover-stone of a culvert in a path
leading through a field to the farmhouse but more recently has again been moved close
by, lying beside a field boundary. It measures 1.32m in height, 0.38 in width, 0.28 in
depth and is composed of grit. The inscription reads: 'DOMOKI' and has been dated by
Ziegler to 500 - 550 AD. It bears what is apparently intended to be an equal-armed
cross pattee in cavo rilievo, with pellets on the arms, enclosed in a circle, as well as a
Latin cross with a crescent shaped expansion in the base. It must surely be the finest
cross inscribed ogham stone in Waterford and is more reminiscent of the ogham stones
in Kerry, notably on the Dingle peninsula.
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PHOTO by Pip POWELL