Following a query from a landowner, who discovered this stone in Killaguile Co. Galway, we engaged Gary Dempsey of Digital Heritage Age to inspect on site.
Located in a woodland, along a boundry wall, the stone may have come from an eighteenth century cottage or building. The stone is damaged at the start of the inscription but appears to read ?M 1788 followed by ?? MPC 1784. The later date is added before the earlier carving, and at best may represent an event in some families life like the birth of children, or passing of the building from one family to another. The stone may have been a lintel above a window or door.
Thanks to Gary, you can now view a 3D model of the stone by clicking on the following link
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