K3D – Donaghmore Ogham

Donaghmore Ogham Stone in 3D

Descriptions by Ogham in 3D Project, models by the Discovery Programme


Ogham Stone, Donaghmore (CIIC 26) (National Monument KD006-005002-)
Text from Ogham in 3D page URI: https://ogham.celt.dias.ie/26._Donaghmore
‘According to Gwynn and Hadcock (1970, 380), this is Domnach Mor Maige Nuadat (the great church of Nuadat’s plain (Maynooth), KD006-005001-) where St Erc, a disciple of the 6th century St Senan, was bishop, and the ‘Donagh’ (Domnach) element in the townland name does suggest a possible Patrician foundation. In open, gently undulating pasture immediately S of Carton Demesne, and separated from it by the Royal Canal, a railway line and road. A very poorly preserved large, roughly circular, outer enclosure (est. diam. c. 130m) is defined by a low, earthen bank (Wth 5m; H 0.25m) NE-E-S, with traces of an external fosse (Wth 7m; D 0.6m) between E and S. The enclosing elements stop at S where the site is approached and entered by an apparently contemporary, embanked roadway (Wth 6-7m; traceable ext. L 52m N-S) defined on each side by an earthen bank (Wth 3.5m; H 0.4m) which widens (Wth 8.5m) just inside the outer enclosure and runs towards to a central area (int L 28m N-S) occupied by a roughly oval-shaped graveyard (KD006-005004-) which is the original location of an ogham stone and which contains a medieval church (KD006-005002-), and which may overlie the site of an original inner enclosure (est. diams c. 60m NW-SE; c. 45m NE-SW)’ (ASI database, www.archaeology.ie). The graveyard is also known as Grangewilliam, taken from the name of the farm it is situated on (FitzGerald 1903, 75).

Text: Up-up, ‘scratched in fine lines’ (Macalister 1945, 30) and quite worn and damaged in places. There is no sign of Macalister’s (1945, 31) suggested KOI after the initial name. Although there is space at the top of the left-hand angle for a final -I (NETTAVROICCI), there is no trace of any notches. The kin group name here (MUCOI TRE…?) is very uncertain, mainly due to spalling on the B angle.


Translation: ‘of Nad-Froích son of the descendant of Trianlug?’

For more information please visit Ogham in 3D website page URI: https://ogham.celt.dias.ie/26._Donaghmore

Donaghmore, Ogham – Monochrome

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Donaghmore Ogham – Colour

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Ogham in 3D (https://ogham.celt.dias.ie/) is a project to research and digitise ogham inscriptions/stones and make 3d models of the stones freely available online. Their Sketchfab page contains examples of experimental/learning models created using photogrammetry. More models and descriptions of ogham stones, including the seven stones of Killeen Cormac, are available from their website ogham.celt.dias.ie. Ogham in 3D’s Sketchfab models can be accessed at: https://sketchfab.com/oghamin3d

Discovery Programme (https://discoveryprogramme.ie/)is an archaeological research body, supported by the Heritage Council, which has developed and applied many innovative and cutting-edge survey approaches within cultural heritage and archaeological research. They have an extensive collection of very high quality models on the Sketchfab platform, including two models of the Mullamast Carved Stone, originally located at Mullamast in Co. Kildare, and the Donaghmore Ogham stone, from Donaghmore (AKA Grangewilliam), Maynooth, Co. Kildare. These monuments are now houses at the National Museum of Ireland, Kildare Street, where they were documented by the programme. The Discovery Programme’s Sketchfab models can be accessed at: https://sketchfab.com/discoveryprogramme