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Inscription on the Monument in the Abbey of Knockmoy, Co.y Galway (Austin Cooper)

National Library of Ireland (Prints and Drawings)

Ref: Coo 2122 TX (1) 90

Type: Document

Date: 1784 - 1785

Main Author: Cooper, Austin, 1759-1830
Contributors: Leeson, William

An inscription on a stone which formed part of the O Ceallaigh funeral monument on the north wall of the choir of the Cistercian abbey at Knockmoy, County Galway, Ireland. The Black-letter/Latin inscription, with the aid of the Crawford article (page & reference numbers stated on facing page for 2122 TX (1) 77), can be read as follows: "Do muleachlaind okeallaid do ri omani agas dindhualaind inge ichonchuir dorine matha ocogli in leabaif sea" which when translated is "For Maelsechlainn O'Ceallaigh, for the king of Ui Maine and for Finnghuala daughter of O'Conchobair, Matthew O'Coigle made this resting place"


From: Antiquities of Abbeys, Castles & c. & c. in Ireland, Vol. I

See also 2122 TX (1) 73-79

The stone was removed for exhibition in the Great Exhibition in Dublin in 1853 and subsequently wwas removed to Ballyglunin House, County Galway, Ireland

Title inscribed in ink l.c. on sheet under image

Inscribed in ink u.c. on image: Nr 4

Inscribed in ink l.c. on image: Half the Size of the Original

Image within an ink frame 11.4 x 24.7 cm. Watermark u.l. on sheet is part of a shield with fleur-de-lys

Physical description: 1 drawing image 11 x 24.4 cm., on sheet 18.2 x 26.7 cm.

Citations/References: The Mural Paintings and Inscriptions at Knockmoy Abbey / Henry S. Crawford. - Journ. Roy. Soc. antiq. Ireland 49, 1919 pages 25-34

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