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Ardan Bhride Decorative Slab
 

County

Tipperary

Coordinates

N 52° 40' 38.04"   W 007° 49' 22.44"

Nearest town

Thurles

Grid Ref.

S 11976 58467

Map No.

66

Elevation a.s.l. (m)

106

Date of visit

Saturday 9 June 2018

GPS Accuracy (m)

3
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The pillar with the carved stones is next to the power line pole.


Set into a pillar at the south corner of the boundary wall of an ancient graveyard, there are some fascinating carved stones and an effigy. All these figures face south-southeast (150°).

The first carved stone depicts a two-tailed crouched cat with a mouse in its mouth. The two-tailed cat tradition seems peculiar to county Tipperary. The first mention of a two-tailed cat I came across with was when I visited the Donaghmore Church, where a decoration in the tympanum was said to have had a two-tailed cat carved by the famous stone mason An Gobán Saor. That decoration is now missing from that church, and allegedly is the one now set above the door at the Swiss Cottage.
This carved stone is a new item in the tradition. It is 36 centimetres wide and 26 centimetres high.
The next carved stone depicts a lion within a circular hollow.
These two figures are at 2.19 metres from the ground.

In the row below there's an ogee-headed fragment from a church window.

The most interesting carved figure is in the middle of the pillar. It's an ecclesiastical figure, a man in a long vest with his hands on the chest, the right hand holding a cross.
An inscription under the outward pointing feet of the figure reads "Patrick Kennedy [...] Butler".
This effigy is at 1.20 metres from the ground. This carved slab measures 83 centimetres of height and 38 centimetres of width.

A stone at the base of this pillar carries a mason mark.


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