School: Danescastle

Danescastle, Co. Wexford
Micheál Ó Loinghsigh
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0875, Page 078

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0875, Page 078

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  1. There is a leacht or burial Stone in the townland of Balloughton in parish of Bannow. Hence probably the name of Baile leachtan. It is about 10 feet high and has a rude Stone cross roughly cut into it.
    There was ogham writing on it which Professor Mac Alaistair the archaelogist rendered as "Beneath is buried A? the Son of X ?" evidently marking the burial place of a once famous chieftain who existed in Pagan times
    The rude inscription of Cross was probably made by the early Christians who in their Zeal endeavoured to remove all Pagan Symbols
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
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