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Inscriptions 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) 78

Type: Document

Date: Published 1784

A so-called "Black Letter" inscription painted beneath a picture of what could be St. Sebastian on the north wall of the choir of the twelfth/thirteenth century abbey of Knockmoy, County Galway, Ireland. The word "Criminal" written on the image is probably for the figure of St. Sebastian. According to the Crawford article, reference and page numbers stated on the facing page for 2122 TX (1) 77, the inscription is read as: "Orate p aiab malachie i nollain et conhuir hi eddichan qui me fieri fecerunt". This is translated as: "Pray for the souls of Malachie O'Nollain and Conhuir O'Eddichan, who had me made". Despite the fact that these two named people have not been identified, the inscription may well date to the fifteenth century.

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

See 2122 TX (1) 73-77 and 79 for other illustrations of the same abbey

Title inscribed in ink l.c. under image

Inscribed in ink u.c. on image: Under the Criminal No:3, page 79

Inscribed in ink l.r. on image: N:B: The Original of which this is half the Size, is in one Line

Image within ink frame 12.3 x 23.2 cm. Watermark u.l. on sheet is part of a large shield, crowned

Physical description: 1 drawing image 11.8 x 22.8 cm., on sheet 18.3 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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